Topics > In Conversation

Stories for "In Conversation"

What will sports look like in the future? How science + technology are changing the limits of the human body

What will sports look like in the future? How science + technology are changing the limits of the human body

on

If you’ve ever seen grainy old sports footage—for example, a boxing match from the late 1800s, a Princeton/Yale game from 1903, or Babe Ruth’s famous home run from 1932—you probably noticed something: how different the game looks, compared to its modern counterpart. The equipment looks too clunky, the uniforms impossibly baggy. Even the bodies of []

Nature knows best: A biologist and a designer take creative direction from the Earth’s operating system

Nature knows best: A biologist and a designer take creative direction from the Earth’s operating system

on

“Borrowing” as a concept is de rigeur in the creative industries and beyond. What’s that too-often quoted aphorism? “Good artists copy; great artists steal”? Plenty of people have trotted that out as justification for acts they want us to believe are far superior to and way different from plagiarism. In this nuanced conversation, biologist and []