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Why Use a Paintbrush When You Can Make Mind-Bending Art With Code?

Computer code underpins many aspect of our lives. Usually we know exactly what we want that code to do—but what if we didn’t? This is the question posed by Los Angeles software artist Casey Reas, who employs code to form abstract, bewildering, and literally unexpected creations. Reas received his MS from the MIT …

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Why Modern Makers Are Bringing Back Ham Radio

More than a hundred years ago, a few intrepid amateurs began experimenting with a new means of communications known then as “wireless.” These protohackers — soon to be known as hams — for etymologically obscure reasons — began building their own electronics gear, hoping to use it to communicate with others. …

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Game of Thrones season 6 teaser is dark and full of terrors

It goes without saying that if you aren’t up-to-date with Game of Thrones, you should probably steer clear of this (and all other) teasers for the show’s sixth season. When we last left Arya Stark, she was roaming the Hall of Faces, training to join the organisation of Faceless Men. …

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