In the photography series “Art Desks,” photographer E. Brady Robinson highlights the unique character of creative spaces. You can tell a lot about a person by looking at their desk.
Ed Norton is still proud after making $40 on residuals for Death to Smoochy. He also once wore a Harvey Keitel backpack dummy. Hear more from his extraordinary career in this fascinating Fresh Air interview.
The futurist Zoltan Istvan is predicting a very, very transhumanist sexual future over at Motherboard. We’re talking more than sex robots:
Look for virtual sex and foreplay to become commonplace, where partners are linked into brain wave headsets and virtual reality goggles. Some will take it further, and use full body haptic suits—a friend of mine called it the future hump suit—to experience full sexual immersion. Virtual worlds and Second Lives will keep people experiencing sexual acts they might not feel comfortable doing in real life—all without the risk of pregnancy or STDs.
Digital art non-profit Rhizome is ensuring the content artists put online lasts forever with a new tool that preserves original links and functionality. In the medium of the web, it’s the only way to ensure art-based productions will stick around.
Sci-fi legend Isaac Asimov published an essay on the nature of creativity in 1959. This week, it was finally released to the public:
“My feeling is that as far as creativity is concerned, isolation is required. The creative person is, in any case, continually working at it. His mind is shuffling his information at all times, even when he is not conscious of it.”
Introducing Eva, the first hands-free, strap-free, non-intrusive couples vibrator.
Don’t know your snifter from your goblet? This indispensable guide to the beer glass can help you out the next time you’re out of party fodder.