Articles by Alex Pasternack
A lesson in the dangers of cyber weapons—which, like so many modern tools, are the dangers of unintended consequences, and the dangers of going too far.
A simulated apple can't feed anybody, and other reality checks by a philosopher and a cognitive scientist.
The fights that Uber and Lyft wage in cities like Austin look like local politics, but their actions often put corporate interests above local ones.
A Radio Motherboard chat with the late astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man on the moon and a connoisseur of consciousness, psychics, and aliens.
A long time ago, an interface far, far away.
While magicians frequently try to fool one another with cleverness, it’s much more rare for a fellow performer to go full force and refuse to admit any form of trickery.
Doo doo dooo doo doo doooo. The composer of 'The X Files' tells Radio Motherboard how he made that iconic theme—partly by accident, and with some accompaniment from his wife.
At an exclusive summit on Necker Island, men in flip flops plotted how to overturn the global economy.
The composer shares a new remix by Digitonal and talks about the somnolent music of 'Sleep' and 'The Leftovers.'
How a textbook example of an engineering failure—and the famous video that captured it—got twisted.