Somewhere along the way, did we ruin poetry? Have the heartfelt angst of young lovers and the epic elegies of heroes become elitist and academic? But poetry is back, and we have new technology to thank.
Elegy for a Dead World is a new video game developed by Dejobaan Games, and it's based on some very old-school romantic poets: Shelley, Keats, and Byron. Game designer Ichiro Lambe described the inspiration and execution of a game where players write the story as the game unfolds.
Poet Anja Sieger, who often writes under the pen name Notanja, is the current Narrator-in-Residence at the storied Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. Her writing implement of choice? A vintage typewriter.Hear the interview as well as the bonus reading of a poem that she wrote on-site for producer Seth Jovaag's daughter, Lydia.
Patricia Lockwood is a rising star on the poetry scene. She's been dubbed the "poet laureate of Twitter,” and her latest collection, “Motherland, Fatherland, Homelandsexuals" is making waves. This also includes a bonus reading of Lockwood's poem, "Revealing Nature Photographs."
When we think of slavery, many of us think of it as an historic trauma—something in the past that the nation"overcame" to become what it is today. But according to Edward Baptist, the instution of slavery drove the economic development and modernization of the United States, and laid the groundwork for American capitalism as we know it today.
What’s the face of the future? Not flying cars and life on Mars… What’s the future of our faces? With new facial transplantation surgeries and the latest news about the NSA collecting images for facial recognition anaylsis, we're wondering about what we see in the mirror every day.
Also, we hear from America's latest hot new writer, Laura van den Berg, about her debut novel, "Find Me."
Did you know that the National Security Agency has been collecting thousands of photos of faces every day, as part of its facial recognition effort? Turns out, your face is more unique than your fingerprint, and government agencies and private companies are developing new programs to find and identify faces.
The New York Times' Natasha Singer gives us an update on the state of facial recognition.
There’s an emerging option for people with severe facial disfigurements. The first facial transplant happened in France in 2006. Since then about 30 people have undergone the grueling surgery. In 2012, Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez led a team at the University of Maryland Medical Center that attempted the most extensive face transplant yet.