Nature Will Triumph—and Reclaim All Our Gadgets

Most of your electronics—your phone, tablet, smartwatch, desktop computer, laptop, beeper, pager, e-reader, smart television, dumb television, soundbar, speaker system, camera-enabled doorbell—will outlive you. It is a matter of fact, and a fact of matter: Technology consists of stuff estranged from the earth, plastic and metal and silicon, while our Read more…

Seriously, It’s Time to Lean Into Monowheels

But in the last decade, our own world has been catching up. The new vanguards of the single wheel focused less on making human-sized hamster balls and more on making smaller, more maneuverable personal transportation. Bruce attributes the current viability of the micro-monowheel to a confluence of technological advancements. When Read more…

How 1917 Was Filmed To Look Like One Shot

[embedded content] Those who have seen the movie 1917 were impressed by its realism. That may be because it was filmed to appear as one long continuous shot. Director Sam Mendes recalls the reaction editor Lee Smith had to the outlandish idea. “I laughed hysterically,” Smith said. “Sam actually had Read more…

The Original Game of Life was Incredibly Dark

[embedded content] Milton Bradley first sold The Checkered Game of Life in 1860, and almost single-handedly launched the board game craze. While the game tiles seem discouraging and downright depressing, it was a change from previous versions of the game that were designed to promote only morality. Bradley’s version focused Read more…