Austin Considine

Austin Considine

  • Here Is What the Urban Dictionary Looks Like on Google Images

    Earlier this year London-based artist Ben West designed a Google Images dictionary titled, simply, "Google." The idea behind the 1,200-plus-page book was simple: Design some software to select and save the first Google Images result for every single...

  • Pro Juice

    For all the finger-wagging against performance-enhancing drug use, a counter-argument is emerging. Steroids and PEDs, it says, should be legalized. Or at least de-stigmatized. Secretive, even cautious at first, the pro-juice argument is growing in...

  • The Kids Are Alright, Getting Less Fat

    Forget the holiday gluttony: Kids across the US are slimming down. An encouraging new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that obesity rates among American children--particularly children from low-income families--have...

  • A Home at the End of Time

    Robert Vicino built an underground city where you can ride out the apocalypse. And he wants it to be clear he’s not a religious man. He is, like a lot of Southern Californians I’ve met, what he calls “highly spiritual.” So when he talks about the...

  • What Copyright Means for Memes

    Since it was posted on April 5, 2011, a video called "Nyan Cat" has earned more than 89 million views, and set into motion one chapter in a long and sticky saga about the visual jokes, references, and ideas that fly around the internet--and the laws...

  • Newark, Bloody Newark

    Murder is like a disease. No, really.