Darkside

Our in-depth analysis of the darker side of technology. The grass isn't always greener on the other side...

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George Widener predicts the future

The art of calculation

This American artist has an incomparable mental ability. Diagnosed with savant syndrome, he is endowed with a super-calculator power that drives him to obsessively compute complex sequences of numbers and dates to the point of predictions.

Video games that transport us into states of flow

How to open a time portal

When a video game world gets hold of a player's attention, the player loses track of time, and with enough practice, can even move automatically. This is how seemingly impossible temporal mechanics warp our realities.

Darkside

Life Inside the Gilded Cage

The first in our Darkside essay series examines how mass surveillance and the manipulating of data are blurring the lines between sci-fi dystopias and reality.