q&a

No utopias

'Governance in the Real World Is So Fucked:' Lawrence Lessig Is Working on an MMO

‘Seed’ will allow players to build a society together, from the ground up.
Jordan Pearson
6.8.17
Spaceman

Meet the Republican Congressman Obsessed With Sending America Back to the Moon

Congressman Bill Posey has introduced the same bill over and over again directing NASA to prepare a return lunar landing mission. Will Trump finally make it a reality?
Shannon Stirone
2.27.17
Interviews

The United States Is Not an Apocalyptic Wasteland, Explains Steven Pinker

The Harvard cognitive scientist tells us how life is always getting better, despite what Trump has said.
Phil Torres
12.6.16
Interview

Think Stock Photos of Hackers Are Cheesy? Blame This Guy

An interview with the man who tries to make typing code look dramatic.
Joseph Cox
11.25.16
Gaming

How Buggy Is ‘Mafia III’ Right Now?

Is it normal open-world jank, or something more serious.
Emanuel Maiberg
10.8.16
6 Days to Cert

How Game Developers Deal With Bugs

How a bug is squashed or comes to live in your game.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
10.3.16
Interviews

The Creator of 'Mr. Robot' Explains Its Hacktivist and Cult Roots

Sam Esmail, creator of the hacker series ‘Mr. Robot’, talks about the hacktivist and cult origins of his show.
DJ Pangburn
8.19.15
Hell or Salt Water

How to Build the Perfect Sandcastle, According to a Physicist

Motherboard interviewed Daniel Bonn, a physicist from the University of Amsterdam, about how to build sandcastles that will make you the envy of the beach.
Alix Jean-Pharuns
8.13.15
Interviews

We Asked Jimmy Wales Why His Social Network Is Better Than Twitter

TPO wants to be a “meaningful” social network.
Victoria Turk
7.22.15
nasa

​3D Printing in Space Is Really Hard

Long-haul space missions are going to need a way to produce their own supplies.
Emiko Jozuka
4.27.15
Goodbye Meatbags

A Q&A with the First Human Set to Get a Head Transplant

"It’s something like being the first man in space, the first man on the moon."
Jason Koebler
4.13.15
Goodbye Meatbags

A Q&A with the First Human Head Transplant Surgeon

"It's going to be more like Kitty Hawk than a Boeing 747."
Jason Koebler
4.13.15
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