The Occasional Letter
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Why haven’t aliens visited us? Because we’re boring and live in a crap neighborhood.
Charlie Mackesy’s illustrated book explores love, fear, acceptance and belonging. It’s a perfect anecdote for our anxious age.
The future of propaganda is now. We’re watching it with China’s media response and social media control of information related to the Hong Kong protests.
A mom hacks Google Glass to help her autistic son understand facial expressions. Along the way, she wonders how neurotechnologies will influence how we augment ourselves, what traits we’ll consider inherently human, and what might be lost as we rid ourselves of them.
Nature shows are awesome. But what are they? Because they’re not quite documentaries.
A new Van Gogh exhibit has us wondering what the future of the museum might be.
America’s trash problem is growing and getting worse. China used to be our dumping ground. Now our waste has no place to go.
Self-driving cars are only as smart as the artificial intelligence controlling them. A new study indicates that the darker your skin, the more likely you are to be hit by one. There’s a simple, and unfortunate, reason why.