interfaces

Film

How 'Blade Runner 2049' Uses Technology to Highlight Class Inequality

Struggle is baked into the fabric of Denis Villeneuve's sci-fi universe.
Beckett Mufson
10.24.17
Design

Holograms and Star Wars Droids Get Real in the New Magic Leap Demo

C-3PO and R2-D2 will soon be crashing on your couch, according to a joint announcement between Lucasfilm and Magic Leap.
Beckett Mufson
6.16.16
machines

Tongue-Machine Computer Interfaces Are Here

Open wide.
Michael Byrne
6.12.16
machines

How To Break the Information Age Trance of 'Continuous Partial Attention'

Computer scientist Andreas Bulling wants to save attention spans from technology.
Michael Byrne
1.17.16
Film

Inside The Martian's Sci-Fi Future Spaceship

Hermes puts the "fi" in sci-fi.
Beckett Mufson
10.5.15
jacked in

The Paralysed Man Who Can Control a Robotic Arm With His Thoughts

Erik Sorto is trialling out a pioneering neural implant that lets him control a robotic arm with his brain.
Emiko Jozuka
6.12.15
japan

How Haptics Make Holograms You Can Touch

Hiroyuki Shinoda pioneered haptic holograms years ago, and now he thinks the world is nearly ready for this tech.
Emiko Jozuka
5.11.15
Art

Artist Manipulates a Universe of Light and Sound with a Single Balloon

It's amazing what you can accomplish with just a balloon and an array of audiovisual sensors.
Beckett Mufson
4.30.15
Art

Graham Fink Is Drawing with His Eyes

At the Riflemaker Gallery in London, you can watch the artist create eye-tracked figurative portraits.
Leander Roet
3.12.15
Film

'Black Mirror' Visual Effects Bring Sci-Fi Anxiety Beyond the Cracked Screens of the Future

In anticipation of 'Black Mirror White Christmas' with Jon Hamm, we talked to Painting Practice, the studio behind the VFX of the bone-chilling series.
Emerson Rosenthal
12.24.14
machines

The Future of Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication

A stable brain-to-brain interface could be 'the ultimate test of neuroscientific theories.'
Jordan Pearson
11.10.14
Science

Amputee Successfully Given Implanted Arm Prosthetic for First Time

A patient has been using a prosthetic arm that's controlled by electrodes implanted in his nerves and muscles for over a year.
Victoria Turk
10.8.14
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