Industry Thinking

September 17, 2014

Your Brain on Tech

Few would argue that technology isn’t having a profound effect on our minds. Even fewer would argue that those effects are actually… positive.

July 31, 2014

AMAZING ORIGINS | Sci-Fi Origins of Real World Technology

Light-years from Federation space, somewhere beyond the Romulan neutral zone, a Starfleet away team scouts an uncharted world. Local geography, atmospheric composition, electromagnetic activity—there’s a lot they need to know before they can get down to business.

May 5, 2014

THE TECH SET: Disturbing the Technological Peace

We’re all told it’s bad to be disruptive. Don’t disrupt class. Don’t disrupt meetings. Don’t disrupt bingo night at your grandmother’s retirement home. Anything we do to impede the predictable, stable progression of the status quo is seen as social mutiny. But sometimes, it pays to rock the boat.

January 27, 2014

SPARKS Creative inspiration from Fred Armisen

We recently spoke with Portlandia star and co-creator Fred Armisen for the premiere issue of The Fire Theft Project, our new interview series on creative fire. Here are a few of the key insights we learned from the conversation.

November 7, 2013

THE TECH SET. Machines Ruling Our World. HOLIDAY EXCLUSIVE

‘Tis the season… to realize you can’t possibly get the lights up, dinner made, tree decorated and snow shoveled in time for the in-laws to arrive. But that’s okay. Technology is advancing. And soon—with a few clicks, beeps and a AA battery (or two)—you might actually stand a chance of winning the “Holiday Rat Race.” 



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