preservation

HOTY2017

This Agronomist Is Safeguarding the World’s Seeds

Åsmund Asdal coordinates with gene banks to preserve thousands of seed varieties in a safely guarded Nordic vault.
Rebecca Flowers
1.3.18
VICELAND

Meet the Engineer Preserving The Last Analog Motion Graphics Machine

David Sieg’s Scanimate was used to produce TV animations during the 1970s and 80s.
Louise Matsakis
9.21.17
Butts

The Butt Nut: The Bootylicious Star of the Seychelles’ Ecosystem

From the rear, a coco de mer seed is the fruit equivalent of a belfie. Frontally, it’s a life-size replica of a woman’s reproductive region, including thigh tops, an exposed belly, and a pudendal cleft. It’s the Kim Kardashian of the plant kingdom.
Adam Gollner
7.19.17
whole lotta love

This 600-Pound Preserved Blue Whale Heart Will Last 1,000 Years

It's the first preserved blue whale heart in the world.
Lisa Cumming
5.18.17
Tonic

The Creepy, Insane, and Undeniably Romantic World of Cryonics

I went into it a skeptic—and I still don’t think it’ll work. And yet I’m sold.
Zoe Cormier
4.30.17
virtual reality

The Future of Virtual Reality Smells Like Dirt

Three groups at Tribeca Film Festival incorporated smell into their VR films.
Beckett Mufson
4.27.17
How Not to Die

The Creepy, Insane, and Undeniably Romantic World of Cryonics

I went into it a skeptic—and I still don’t think it’ll work. And yet I’m sold.
Zoe Cormier
4.26.17
conservation lab

How to Rescue Fashion Before It Self-Destructs | Conservation Lab

Style may be eternal, but your synthetic clothing? Not so much.
Noémie Jennifer
4.18.17
White Whales

Software Preservation Is a Job for the Government, UNESCO Says

Code is heritage.
Jordan Pearson
4.5.17
golden years, go-old

Programmers Are Racing to Save Apple II Software Before It Goes Extinct

We're living in a golden age of Apple II preservation.
Jordan Pearson
3.24.17
conservation lab

Crack a Window into the Art of Glass Preservation | Conservation Lab

The tiny city of Corning, New York is home to the world’s best glass conservators.
Noémie Jennifer
2.28.17
Mr. Freeze

The Father of Cryonics Never Really Died

Robert Ettinger 'died' in 2011 and was preserved according to his beliefs, but his work and message live on with his followers.
Mary Pilon
2.22.17
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