“Filmmakers Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman discuss honoring and following your instincts, changing mediums, and overcoming massive obstacles” creating the AfroFuturist musical Neptune Frost (Rwanda/USA, 2021). Read it here.
Listen to Spectral Transmissions right now for free at the Nightstream Festival. “Inspired by the golden age of Weird Tales and radio ghost stories, acclaimed directors Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher present an audio program of writers and filmmakers that explores memory, technology, and how the past and […]
Mainstream Hindi cinema doesn’t particularly gravitate towards making superhero films. It hardly needs to, given what physical feats the average film hero can pull off anyway. But like many parts of the world, Indian audiences certainly have a taste for American-style superhero films, so home-grown characters pop up, […]
Priceonomics has an interview with Susan Kare, who has spent her career designing icons for graphic computer interfaces and the first proportionally spaced font for Apple. “For many, Susan Kare’s icons were a first taste of human-computer interaction: they were approachable, friendly, and simple, much like the designer […]
At The Establishment, Katherine Cross writes about robots, gender and Tay the chatbot. “We are being primed by many tech giants to see AI not as a future lifeform, but as an endlessly compliant and pliable, often female, form of free labor, available for sex and for guilt-free […]
Filmmaker, cinema verité innovator and journalist Robert Drew has died. The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Guardian have obituaries. Grantland has a memoriam of his work and life. “Drew died last week. He was 90. His genre was cinema verité, which is a much more […]