Interview with mathematician Corina Tarnita who deciphers patterns in the soil created by competing life-forms. MIT researchers overturn old theories about how memories form and recall works. Inequality in nature and society. Everything we know about black hole growth says this one is too young to be so big. A literary tour of the U.S. with 50 State-set books. Slavoj Žižek on ideology as the original augmented reality. The radical chic of Rick Owens. Inside China's vast new experiment in social ranking. Erik Brynjolfsson and Tom Mitchell on workforce implications of what machine learning can do. Five recent books about bread. Longreads Best of 2017.
Mini documentary about the creative process behind one of electronic music's most mysterious classics. It's also one of my favourite albums.
As always this is a list of books that I read this year and includes recently published books as well as classics.
The full list of Massive Open Online Courses offered by over 200 universities around the world. Scientists are unraveling why certain glaciers are prone to surging abruptly. NY Times critics and contributors select 21 essential albums from ECM’s catalog. Quanta Magazine spoke with Edward Witten about his theory of everything and the strange connection between physics and math. Steven Mithen on why our ancestors started farming. Author and US Army veteran Phil Klay on war as a test of religious faith. Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot can now do a backflip.
Pretty awesome video. A collaborative project between creative practice ScanLAB Projects and composer and musician Eugene Romain.