Composer Steve Hackman is creating mash-ups, like Drake & Tchaikovsky or Radiohead & Brahms, so more people will learn to love classical music.
Replika is a chatbot that creates a digital representation of you. It’s strange and fascinating — but the story behind it is even better.
Performance artist and unlikely chef Tom Brown is bringing strangers together around the tiny kitchen, where he’s serving up tiny foods and words of wisdom. Along with his fully functional portable kitchen, Tom has made more than 300 utensils and tools that he uses to cook up real, edible miniature foods. He may be passing out free lunches, but the gifts he gets from his customers are worth all the work.
When Rosalee Ramer isn’t busy studying for her mechanical engineering degree at Georgia Tech, she’s behind the wheel of her own monster truck, Wild Flower, competing against drivers twice her age. At 19 she is the youngest professional female monster truck driver, winning last year’s Monster Jam Rookie of the Year. Next up – she’ll be putting that degree into action when she builds her own monster truck.
When you leave middle school and high school behind, you expect that bullying, fear and intimidation are in the past. When you get to college, you expect that people will be open-minded, compassionate and mature. Unfortunately this in not always the case. It certainly wasn’t for Omar.
They are hugely useful of course but in many ways, we buy the advantages our phones give us at a subtly high price we don’t entirely recognise. Some reflections on how to live well around phones.