Sometimes, there are words where everyone thinks they know what it means, and also, that everyone else also has the same idea of what it means. But then it turns out that terms like ‘fediverse’ can have surprisingly vague edges. If someone talks about the fediverse to you, it’s easy to imagine a cluster of […]
Christopher Nolan talks about writing and directing the new film Oppenheimer, about the man who's known as the father of the atom bomb, J. Robert Oppenheimer. Nolan also directed the WWII movie Dunkirk, The Dark Knight, and Inception. The film is about Oppenheimer's leading role in the race to develop the bomb before the Nazis. But after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, he became an arms control advocate, opposed building the hydrogen bomb, and was targeted during the anti-communist witch hunts of the 1950s.Later, Maureen Corrigan reviews the new novel by James McBride.
Is The Internet Killing Creativity? — Smashing Magazine
If we follow best practices, we create the perfect web. In this case, what’s the point of web designers if there’s a recipe? Content, rules and pattern fatigue are major obstacles to creativity online.
Tech's Mask Off Moment - What Next: TBD | Tech, power, and the future
When conservative writer Richard Hanania’s old posts, originally published under a pseudonym, came to light, people were shocked at just how racist and reactionary they were. Perhaps less shocking were the tech moguls who were revealed to be supporting him.Guest: Anil Dash, technologist and writer, and the head of GlitchIf you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on What Next TBD. Sign up now at slate.com/whatnextplus to help support our work.Podcast production by Evan Campbell