machines

Interviews

Author & Punisher Creates Metal in His Own Twisted Image

The West Coast engineer's metal machine music continues to develop – and darken – on his latest album, 'Beastland.'
Ari Rosenschein
10.11.18
Film

'Machines' Shows Us We're Not Past Industrial Squalor

It's just that the Western world has pushed it somewhere else
Yohann Koshy
4.21.17
Technology

This KFC Uses Facial Recognition Technology to Tell You What to Order

The machine would tell a twentysomething male to order “crispy chicken hamburger, roasted chicken wings and Coke,” but a “female customer in her 50s” would be told to opt for “porridge and soybean milk."
Jelisa Castrodale
1.13.17
Art

In Prague, Giant Robot Sculpture Watches You

For his latest public sculpture, Czech artist David Cerny creates an ode to photography and voyeurism.
DJ Pangburn
12.7.16
Art

A 3D-Printed Ear Explores What It Means to Be a Machine

Multimedia artist Saurabh Datta created a networked, 3D-printed ear that generates a portrait of its own beingness using sounds it picks up.
DJ Pangburn
11.30.16
Art

An A.I. Curated a Magazine Using Image Recognition Technology

The A.I. known as EyeEm Vision reveals “the best, the hidden, the unseen” in the EyeEm photographic community.
DJ Pangburn
11.5.16
Art

A Robot Is Collecting Sound Samples and Turning Them into Collages

Media artist ::vtol:: built a robot that samples a room’s noises and turns them into compositions.
DJ Pangburn
10.22.16
Art

Massive Rube Goldberg Machine to Trigger Chain Reaction Across America

This weekend, the 4th-annual Deconstruct: America weekend hackathon is taking on new dimensions with a chain reaction that spans the entire continent.
J.H. Fearless
10.14.16
How Scared Should I Be?

How Scared Should I Be of the Singularity?

Maybe extermination by an army of self-aware machines isn't in humanity's future, but that doesn't mean we should be complacent.
Mike Pearl
10.5.16
Art

Why Are There No Robots in 'Mr. Robot?' | GIF Six-Pack

We gathered robot GIFs to inspire Sam Esmail to put robots into 'Mr. Robot.'
Beckett Mufson
7.22.16
first-person shooter

Photos from a Day in the Life of a Professional Knife-Maker

We handed two cameras to Adam, a knife maker from North Carolina who's crafting coveted knives for the past five years.
Julian Master
7.17.16
Art

Daedelus' Chaotic Jazz Collab Meets Abstract 3D Animations [Premiere]

Strangeloop’s new video for Kneedelus’ “Loops” is pure machine chaos.
DJ Pangburn
6.16.16
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