Eric Molinsky reports for Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen and hosts a podcast about sci-fi and other fantasy genres called Imaginary Worlds. He co-produced several hours of Studio 360’s American Icons series, and his work has also appeared on NPR, Marketplace, 99% Invisible, and KCRW’s un-Fictional.
Eric Molinsky appears in the following:
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory imagines exoplanetary travel for leisure with these vintage-style posters.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Regular people are transformed into awesome-looking athletes in Benjamin Von Wong's highly stylized photographs.
Thursday, January 08, 2015
An architect designing a lunar colony for NASA discovered that the dome-shaped buildings could work as inexpensive housing here on Earth.
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
A graphic designer turns tedious progress bars into existential questions.
Thursday, January 01, 2015
On the FX's “The Americans,” Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys play a typical suburban family in the 1980s. They’re also Soviet spies, moles sent to live among us.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
The first animated character wasn’t a mouse — it was a dinosaur, Gertie. Her creator thought cartoons would become a great art form, and was bitter when they went commercial.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
"The Thief and the Cobbler," an Aladdin-like film worked on by former Disney animators, took 30 years to make and was never released.
Monday, December 15, 2014
A scholar's discovery of 600-year-old doodles gives us a glimpse into the wandering minds of 15th-century students.
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
St. Nicholas has long rewarded kids who are nice, but did you know he has a counterpart? Krampus the demon punishes naughty tykes.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Alan Turing’s pioneering vision for computers continues to shape our daily lives, decades after his death.
Friday, November 21, 2014
The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, the British code breaker and mathematician. But Turing, the original computer genius, remains enigmatic.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Batgirl's latest reboot takes her across the river into Gotham's Brooklyn, giving her a style and sensibility that spells "Williamsburg."
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Unlike novelists and musicians, visual artists don't get royalties for their work. New legislation aims to fix this by taxing public sales, but auction houses Christie's and Sotheby's oppose the idea.
Monday, November 03, 2014
When Congressional districts are redrawn, the shapes they form on a map are odd indeed. These artists make a virtue of that.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Photographer Ronnie Farley says every New York water tower has a personality: "Some have faces, some are clustered together like families."
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Animating a realistic human being has been the holy grail of CGI. Australian animator Chris Jones may have cracked the code with "Ed."
Friday, October 03, 2014
Half a dozen of this fall’s most promising films star actors playing washed-up versions of themselves. Why?
Monday, September 29, 2014
With the help of an electron microscope, some scientists have gone past observing the atomic landscape to shaping it, creating tiny sculptures and other works known as NanoArt.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
If an artist sells a work of art for thousands of dollars and then years later it's sold again for millions at auction, the artist gets nothing. A bill on Congress might change that.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Steven Soderbergh's The Knick is a delightfully bloody show about turn-of-the-century medicine. His New York is punctuated by bright whites, making 1900 feel futuristic.