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Ona rocket launched toward Mars. It was India’s first interplanetary mission, Mangalyaan, and a terrific gamble. Only 40 percent of missions sent to Mars by major space organizations?—?NASA, Russia’s, Japan’s, or China’s?—?had ever been a success.
Raphael Vangelis, a London based director, created this super inventive video titled Analogue Loaders which brings the digital concept of waiting into a fantastic physical world. His reason for creating it? He feels like it’s how he spends his life. This short film is my animated autobiography.
William S. Burroughs is one of the most mythologized American authors of the 20th century. When you recall the details of his life, they read like the biography of a fictional character. He was an unabashed heroin addict yet he dressed like a dapper insurance salesman.
Jason Roberts’ game Gorogoa has been teasing players with the promise of its trippy visual puzzles for almost five years now. With a new reveal trailer and a planned release for spring of 2017, the wait it almost over.
Art is a weapon. A weapon against the patriarchy, against the status quo, against hate, against The Man. But in Fractal, a new virtual reality game from Phosphene Designs, art is a different kind of weapon: it’s a literal one.
This week, the Central Intelligence Agency posted its CIA Records Search Tool database online, making roughly 930,000 declassified documents—over 12 million pages in all—widely accessible for the first time. Since no one has time to sift through that many digital files, we did it for you.
Dear Angelica is a simple story: A girl who lost her actress mother at a young age reconnects with her by watching old films on a VCR. Because it’s a virtual-reality short, it’s not hard to feel like you’re joining that young girl as she imagines tagging along with her mom onscreen.