What’s the difference between art and science?
These days, arts and sciences are worlds apart. But it never used to be this way. So what’s the difference between art and science, and why are they different nowadays?
Here’s how I created an app—without knowing a single line of code
For most people (including me), code is some mysterious and powerful tool that makes our apps, phones, computers, and ahem, our lives run smoothly. Here’s how I managed to make an app without knowing any code.
The Electric Sheepdog
The Electric Sheepdog is a futuristic short film about a boy who loses his dog and tries to replace it with an electric sheepdog.
Why don’t animated films receive as much recognition as live action films?
Animated films are just as good as their live action counterparts. Why is it, then, that animation rarely ever gets recognised alongside live action films?
Elkhart Express: The Glenn Cunningham Story
Elkhart Express is a short film telling the story of Glenn Cunningham, the record holder for the mile in the 1930s.
Harry Potter vs SpongeBob: the great gulf between children’s books and shows
Over the years, there has been a growing disparity in profundity between children’s books and children’s shows. This is a problem. On screen, when we feed our young ones with inanity, we starve them of thoughtful entertainment and do them a disservice. But what can we do about it?
Advertising: the great justifier for all that’s stupid on the Internet
Why do people write fake news? And why do people keep trying to get attention via doing outrageous things on the Internet? While some people really are just nuts, for others, they do it for the lure of advertising revenue.
How school helped us get to a post-truth world
As students, we are told to build a theory, an argument, or a philosophy—and then, once we have an idea, to go find the facts to legitimise it. Is this a good idea?
Does the Nobel Peace Prize even mean anything anymore? (Hint: it doesn’t.)
This year, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons won the Nobel Peace Prize. But given the state of nuclear tension between the U.S. and North Korea, is it even reasonable to award them the prize?