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Friday
May262017

Flight Lab: Suit Up and Fly High in NASA's Science Spy Plane

This is the first of a series of videos my colleague Jack Stewart and I made on some of NASA Armstrong's really neat research airplanes. First up, what it's like to don a space suit and strap into a former cold war-era spy plane that flies at 70,000 feet.

The rest of the series is posted below:

Friday
May262017

The Unsettling Performance That Showed the World Through AI’s Eyes

Artist Trevor Paglen is best known for his work about the security state – gauzy images of drones, spy satellites and rendition planes – For a new work commissioned by Stanford's Cantor Arts Center he's collaborated with Kronos Quartet and Obscura Digital to look under the hood of artificial intelligence and machine vision.

Friday
May262017

This Drone is Designed to Save Lives Then Disappear

Star Simpson explains how she and her Otherlab team designed a mushroom-based glider drone to deliver supplies in a war zone or disaster relief area then decompose.

Friday
May262017

How Trump's Immigration Crackdown Could Hurt Silicon Valley 

Tuesday
Feb072017

David Byrne's Neurosociety VR Trip

I shot, produced and co-wrote this fun visit with former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne at his new experiential theater meets neuroscience experience in Silicon Valley. There are social morality game shows, snap decisions about the democratic process and a creepy cool VR doll that you may find yourself inside of, and you may ask yourself "well, how did I get here?"