Cecilia D’Anastasio

Time Is a Flat TV

The Secret History of a Fleeting Pre-Internet Digital Media Channel

As the history of digital media has become subsumed by the history of the internet, teletext remains largely forgotten. Yet like a fair-weather psychic, the technology anticipated things to come.
Cecilia D’Anastasio
3.3.17
Features

Doomsday Preppers Are Planning to 3D Print Their Way Through the Apocalypse

They say whatever they need, should disaster strike, would be just a few clicks away.
Cecilia D’Anastasio
6.17.16
Health

Major Updates to FDA’s Nutrition Facts Label Target America’s Sugar Problem

The First Lady announced updates to the Nutrition Facts Label last Friday, reflecting 20 years of underutilized health research.
Cecilia D’Anastasio
5.22.16
nasa

Tonight Will Offer the Brightest Look at Mars in a Decade

Tonight’s “Mars opposition” will offer a rare, vivid look at the rusty red planet.
Cecilia D’Anastasio
5.22.16
Gaming

Someone Turned ‘Katamari Damacy’ Into a Text Adventure, and It’s Still Fun

A participant in the San Francisco Stupid Hackathon turned Katamari into a text adventure.
Cecilia D’Anastasio
5.22.16
Gaming

Men Aren’t Better Than Women in MMOs, New Study Finds

Researchers found that the skill gap for women in MMOs is a fantasy.
Cecilia D’Anastasio
5.21.16
Features

Nintendo's Charming 'Miitomo' Could Be the Most Brilliant Data Mining App Ever

It sounds innocent enough. But users are growing suspicious of the app’s whimsical, canned questions, many of which read like a marketing survey.
Cecilia D’Anastasio
5.5.16
Features

Men Are Working Out Their Issues By Playing As Their Lovers and Exes in RPGs

Male gamers are creating avatars of significant others past and present, playing as them or with them, as a meditation on the nature of their relationships.
Cecilia D’Anastasio
4.28.16
Features

When Your Day Job Is Also Your Favorite Video Game

Meet the people who play games that resemble their 9-to-5s.
Cecilia D’Anastasio
3.24.16
motherboard show

Inside the Stupid Shit No One Needs & Terrible Ideas Hackathon

Co-organizers Sam Lavigne and Amelia Winger-Bearskin solicit projects that use tech to critique tech culture.
Cecilia D’Anastasio
2.8.16
Features

Sex Ed in VR Can Prepare Young Women for Actual Sex

If unfurling a dummy digital condom could prevent even a few sexual mishaps, could VR be the answer to poor sex education we’ve been looking for?
Cecilia D’Anastasio
11.26.15
Terraform

The Earliest Science Fiction

Why an ancient scroll deserves entry into the sci-fi canon.
Cecilia D’Anastasio
7.16.15
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