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CultureDavid J. Peterson, the language creator for HBO's Game of Thrones, explains how to go about creating a fictional language. David breaks down how he constructed the Dothraki and Valyrian languages, and shows us what you need to think about when creating a language of your own. David J Peterson created Duolingo's High Valyrian course which you can find here: https://www.duolingo.com/course/hv/en/Learn-High%20Valyrian
CultureU-God, Inspectah Deck, and Masta Killa of the Wu-Tang Clan take the WIRED Autocomplete Interview and answer the internet's most searched questions about themselves. What does Wu-Tang Clan stand for? Is Logic in Wu-Tang? How was Wu-Tang Clan formed? Check out WU-TANG CLAN: OF MICS & MEN on SHOWTIME.
CultureTattoo artist Keith "Bang Bang" McCurdy uses the power of Twitter to answer even more common questions about tattoos and tattooing. What happens when you get a scar on your tattoo? How hard is it to get a tattoo removed? How much should you tip a tattoo artist?
CultureIn a discussion that covers ethics in technology, hacking humans, free will, and how to avoid potential dystopian scenarios, historian and philosopher Yuval Noah Harari speaks with Fei-Fei Li, renowned computer scientist and Co-Director of Stanford University's Human-Centered AI Institute -- in a conversation moderated by Nicholas Thompson, WIRED's Editor-in-Chief.
BusinessRoger McNamee, an early investor in Facebook and mentor to Mark Zuckerberg, and author of "Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe," speaks with WIRED Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Thompson at SXSW about the future of the social media giant.
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CultureAvengers: Endgame stars Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Danai Gurira, Don Cheadle and Chris Hemsworth answer 50 of the most Googled questions about Marvel. What language do they speak in Black Panther? Who can pick up Thor's hammer? Who is stronger than Thanos? Avengers: Endgame is in theaters everywhere April 26!
CultureAvengers: Endgame star Anthony Mackie takes the WIRED Autocomplete Interview and answers the internet's most searched questions about himself. Is he a vegan? Is he actually friends with Sebastian Stan, the Winter Soldier? Anthony answers all these questions and more! Avengers: Endgame is in theaters everywhere now!
CultureGav and Dan, also known as The Slow Mo Guys, react to some of the internet's most incredible slow motion videos. As true experts on the subject, Gav and Dan give their insights on how some of these videos may have been made, as well as what makes them so compelling. Their current YouTube Original, Planet Slow Mo, is currently airing on their channel.
CultureIn this episode of Obsessed we meet Michael Schiess, a pinball enthusiast who collects and repairs old machines in an effort to preserve them for future generations.
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CultureQueer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Tan France, and Bobby Berk answer the internet's most searched questions about Queer Eye themselves. How long have the Queer Eye guys known each other? Do the guests on the show get to keep the furniture? Is Tan France naturally grey? Does Antoni have a cookbook? The Fab Five answer all these questions and more! Queer Eye: Season 3 is streaming on Netflix now.