Art

Marina Abramovic

For more than 40 years, Marina Abramovic has been testing what’s permissible — and physically possible — in art.

David Byrne
Air Dates:
  • May 25, 2017

The former Talking Heads frontman is one of those artists who just keeps reinventing himself.

Twin Peaks  Agent Cooper
Air Dates:
  • May 18, 2017

"Twin Peaks" co-creator Mark Frost takes a deep dive into the history of the strange Pacific Northwest town and its surreal residents in “The Secret History of Twin Peaks.”

magic in the internet

Despite pining for landline telephones, writer Virginia Heffernan sees magic in the potential of the internet.

Glitched woman

Siri Hustvedt on developing voices on new platforms, all while coping with old-fashioned sexism. 

A scene from the last phase of Ragnarök

Writer Neil Gaiman retells the ancient Norse myth of the Twilight of the Gods and apocalyptic end of the world in his stunning new collection, “Norse Mythology.”  We added some dark radio magic.

Computer code

When a computer program fixes a writer’s novel, or improvises a few bars of music, is that real creativity? Are they not just doing what they were programmed to do? Blaise Agüera y Arcas would wholeheartedly disagree.

Gabriel Barletta

Doug Eck directs Google’s new “Magenta” project, an experiment in teaching machines to make art, leveraging advances in machine learning like neural networks to enable computers to do things like compose music.

Machines
Air Dates:
  • April 13, 2019
  • July 07, 2018
  • November 11, 2017

Computer scientists are closing in on the next frontier in artificial intelligence — machines that can create. Make art. Write stories. Compose music. The dream is to open the door to a whole new kind of creativity. 

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