Eric Molinsky

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User-Unfriendly Objects

Monday, August 18, 2014

Katerina Kamprani’s work has been described as vindictive, sadistic, frustrating, and twisted. You might use those words, too, if you tried on her rain boots (with an open toe), sat i...
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NYC Water Towers: A New Canvas for Artists

Monday, August 11, 2014

Starting this month, more than a hundred of them will be covered in artwork created by Jeff Koons, Maya Lin, and other artists - all to raise awareness of global water problems.

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Hacking the Climate

Friday, July 18, 2014

Geoengineering — tampering with the Earth’s climate — is a sci-fi idea that could very well become a reality. But it’s controversial, because it’s impossible to know the long-term eff...


The SimCity of Tomorrow

Friday, July 18, 2014

One of the longest-running and most successful video game franchises, SimCity, draws on current trends to imagine life in a simulated future. In its latest iteration, gamers have a ch...

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The Power of Positive Sci-Fi

Friday, July 18, 2014

Has our fiction grown too fond of dystopia? Sci-fi great Neal Stephenson thinks so. He’s building a community of writers who are willing to start from a truly far-fetched premise: wha...

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Annalee Newitz: The Future Is Coming to Get You

Friday, July 04, 2014

Scientists and science writers can rattle off all the sci-fi that inspired them to build great things. But Annalee Newitz, editor of io9, thinks that dystopian science fiction is less...

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You’re Living in a Science Fiction Story

Friday, July 04, 2014

It’s easy to look back at old science fiction and see it as silly. But there are important ideas embedded in those stories that influenced scientists and the way technology developed....


Chris Hadfield: How to Brush Your Teeth in Space

Friday, July 04, 2014

Chris Hadfield’s recent cover of David Bowie’s classic song “Space Oddity” has more than 20 million views on YouTube. And not because of Hadfield’s voice (which isn’t bad, for an astr...


Will Your Next Car Fly?

Friday, July 04, 2014

Along with robots and ray guns, the 21st century was definitely supposed to include flying cars. What happened?

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Will Computers Take Over the World?

Friday, July 04, 2014

It’s been a trope in science fiction for years: someday the computers will become self-aware and take over. But in 1993, the computer scientist and science fiction author Vernor Vinge...


Gertie, the Dinosaur Who Gave Birth to a Mouse

Friday, June 27, 2014

Years before Mickey Mouse, Gertie the dinosaur amazed audiences who had never seen a drawing that moved. Her creator, Winsor McCay, thought cartoons would become a great art form — an...

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S.O.S From the Future: We're Not OK

Monday, June 16, 2014

One climate scientist's game sends players on a scavenger hunt to find messages from the future about how global warming is ruining the world.

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American Icons: Anything Goes

Friday, May 16, 2014

Cole Porter was out of the musical theater game during the 1930s, as American mores grew looser and more risqué. But instead of getting stodgy, he wrote the classic celebration of bad...

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Olivier Had it Wrong: Shakespeare’s Original Pronunciation

Friday, April 11, 2014

David and Ben Crystal, a father and son team, have recreated what they say is the original pronunciation — OP, they call it: how Shakespeare’s plays would have been sounded around ...

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Forget the Bat Signal: This Is a Protest

Monday, March 24, 2014

Meet The Illuminator, the activist group that's using the city skyline as a canvas to project political messages.

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Robert Rodriguez Takes Over Your TV

Friday, March 21, 2014

Robert Rodriguez burst on to the scene in 1992 with the very, very low-budget action film El Mariachi. He made hits like Once Upon a Time in Mexico and the Spy Kids series, but his la...

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Miyazaki’s Uneasy Love Letter to a War Machine

Friday, March 14, 2014

The 73-year-old director just released what he says is his final film, The Wind Rises, and it has caused some consternation both in this country and in Japan.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Final Performance Will Be Digitally Created

Friday, March 07, 2014

When Hoffman died last month, he was still in the process of filming the final The Hunger Games movie. The film’s producers are attempting a 21st century solution: creating new foota...

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For a TV Spy Show, the CIA Approves the Scripts

Friday, February 28, 2014

On the FX show The Americans, Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys play Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, a typical suburban family in the 1980s. Two kids, nice house, they run a travel agen...


Will Your Next Car Fly?

Friday, January 24, 2014

Along with robots and ray guns, the 21st century was definitely supposed to include flying cars. We have pretty decent robots, and all kinds of lasers. As for the flying cars, ther...

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