Computers

9.26.19

Number Theorist Fears All Published Maths Is Wrong

"I think there is a non-zero chance that some of our great castles are built on sand," he said, arguing that we must begin to rely on AI to verify proofs.

12.31.18

Inside an Early 1900s Attempt to Catalogue all of the Information on Earth

The Mundaneum is more than an antiquated indexing system. It's an ahead-of-its-time testament to the power of information.

6.25.18

The World's Smallest Computer Can Fit on the Tip of a Grain of Rice

The University of Michigan was salty that IBM made a smaller computer than it did, so it made an even smaller computer.

7.12.17

The Musicians Who Knew We'll Be Cyborgs Soon

How late-70s and early-80s electronic pop from Kraftwerk, Devo, and Young Marble Giants warned us of our post-human future.

5.17.17

The Guy Who Stopped the NHS Cyber-Attack Just Got a Year's Supply of Free Pizza

Just Eat has offered free pies to Devon-based tech expert Marcus Hutchins, who activated the “kill switch” that halted last week’s malware virus.

5.9.17

I Tried to Turn an AI Bot into My BFF

Because why should superficial friendships be limited to flesh and blood?

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11.17.16

Why Did We All Want to Kill Our Sims?

Remember taking the ladder out of the pool and leaving them to tire out and drown? Or intentionally setting their homes on fire and removing all the doors? This is why you did that.

10.22.16

How 'Doom 2' Helped Me Understand Technology

A trip to the computer store in search of financial software with my dad became a surprising way to learn about how computers work.

10.4.16

How One MFA Program Still Pioneers Digital Innovation, 30 Years Later

Established in 1986, the MFA Computer Art at the School of Visual Arts fosters creativity in animation, motion graphics and fine art.

9.12.16

Now You Can Commodore 64-ify Your Logo

New media artist Stijn Peeters resurrects the Commodore 64’s distinctive video game typography.

7.28.16

Surprise! Your Office Job Is Slowly Killing You

Turns out doing nothing with your life other than wageslaving will kill you?

6.28.16

Macrophotography Creates Cybernetic Portraits of Silicon Chips

Transylvanian photographer Maximilian Tomozei examines how many silicon chips hold various aspects of human identity.

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