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The male gaze has shaped art’s obsession with the naked body. Mary Beard offers a female perspective
In a post-apocalyptic future, what might happen to life if humans left the scene? After all, humans are very likely to disappear long before the sun expands into a red giant and exterminates all living things from the Earth. Assuming that we don’t extinguish all other life as we disappear (an unlikely feat in spite …
The latest Design Museum exhibition explores how humans could inhabit Mars, asking a series of psychological, philosophical and practical questions. How do we stay human on a place not designed for humans? How are we going to stay safe and sane on a 9 month journey to Mars? At what point do we become Martians?
Discover the up-and-coming 2020 logo design trends that are taking design in totally fresh directions. This new design decade is a mashup of old and new. Get ready for vintage and retro throwbacks right next to sleek and contemporary logo trends.
After the Olympic Games, the FIFA World Cup that takes place every four years in a different country every time is probably the largest international sport event in the world. With the recent release of the next World Cup’s logo, which was as usual heavily criticized by both designers and non-designers, we thought it would […]
Taschen’s new publication Web Design: The Evolution of the Digital World 1990 – Today – written by Rob Ford, founder of FWA, and edited by Julius Wiedemann – goes on a visual journey to the very earliest examples of the web.
Theoretical physicist David Deutsch delivers a mind-bending meditation on the “great monotony” — the idea that nothing novel has appeared in the universe for billions of years — and shows how humanity’s capacity to create explanatory knowledge could be the thing that bucks this trend. “Humans are not playthings of cosmic forces,” he says. “We are users of cosmic forces.”
Elephants have long captivated our attention, partly because of their sheer size and majesty. But we’re also struck by their complex behavior. In some ways, we’re fascinated because this behavior echoes our most humane feelings. For instance, elephants have repeatedly been observed using tools and grieving their dead. Their evolutionary history is interesting, too. It …
Anger researcher Ryan Martin draws from a career studying what makes people mad to explain some of the cognitive processes behind anger — and why a healthy dose of it can actually be useful. “Your anger exists in you … because it offered your ancestors, both human and nonhuman, an evolutionary advantage,” he says. “[It's] a powerful and healthy force in your life.”
A team of researchers recently pioneered the world’s first AI universe simulator. It’s fast; it’s accurate; and its creators are baffled by its ability to understand things about the cosmos that it shouldn’t. Scientists have used computer simulations to try and digitally reverse-engineer the origin and evolution of our universe for decades. The best traditional …