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How Does Glitchy Art Show Us Broken Is Beautiful?

.You may have noticed this thing called “glitch”, where people purposely push machines to malfunction, creating fascinating “mistakes”. But instead of being frustrated and disdainful of these errors (like we usually do when our technology fails mid-workflow, grrr) we find them to be bizarrely beautiful! Why are we so interested in these images, music, or Read MoreRead More

Is The Universe A Computer? – Idea Channel

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is about everything. Life, the Universe, everything. If you’ve read these amazing books, you know the answer is 42, but what’s the question? To find out what the question was, they built a giant computer we call Earth. And though it seems silly, perhaps Douglas Adams was correct, and Read MoreRead More

Is Developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethical? – Idea Channel

If you’re even the slightest bit familiar with pop culture from the past 50 years, you know that we’ve been anxiously awaiting robots to become a part of our daily lives. From R2-D2 to the Jetsons, our future robot companions promise to be helpful and handy! But many people have their concerns: will the development Read MoreRead More

On Story: James Franco: A Look Inside 127 Hours

James Franco reveals his unique experience working on 127 HOURS, including his faith in director Danny Boyle’s vision, and the collaboration approach from cast and crew to fulfill the tension needed to capture this true and tantalizing story. Followed by the allegorical short film, VOICE OVER, directed by Martin Rosete, about a few extreme situations Read MoreRead More

A Conversation With Screenwriter Damon Lindelof (Lost, Star Trek: Into Darkness)

In this episode of “On Script” Damon Lindelof (Lost, Prometheus, Star Trek: Into the Darkness) discusses his hand in some of the most celebrated and scrutinized works of science fiction over the past five years, and how much of their success is attributed to writing stories that leave a lot up to one’s imagination.. Watch A Conversation Read MoreRead More

Is Photoshop Remixing the World?

From PBS | Off Book: Photoshop has completely revolutionized our visual culture. Artists now use Photoshop to create complex imagery that would have been impossible 20 years ago. It has also profoundly changed the art of photo retouching, turning a labor intensive process into an artful and often controversial digital workflow. But possibly the most Read MoreRead More

Creating Classic Characters

Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack (OUT OF AFRICA, TOOTSIE, THE WAY WE WERE) and NYPD Blue and Deadwood creator David Milch discuss the inspiration behind creating classic film and television characters. Followed by the suspenseful short film THE LAB by writer/director Ryan Scheer, about two young boys whose summer afternoon in the woods goes horribly Read MoreRead More

A Profile of Donald Scruggs: Inventor of the Screw-In Coffin

Sometimes you just need to think outside the box. Donald Scruggs knows being buried vertically in a coffin that screws into the ground is not for everyone. But he thinks his interment invention could save money and make better use of space than traditional burial. The screw-in coffin is one of many patents Don, a Read MoreRead More

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