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.
DesignThe Weather Channel used mixed reality to show how climate change-related flooding will impact Charleston in the year 2100.
CultureIn this episode of Obsessed, Gentry Stein shows off the wild tricks that helped him become a world yo-yo champion.
DesignLA native, skateboarder and feature-film animator Tyler Bolyard uses everything from light reflecting off leaves to his goofy pet dog to influence how he brings three-dimensional characters to life. Produced by WIRED Brand Lab, Advertisement by DAILIES TOTAL1®.
CultureChuck Hoberman's eponymous sphere is one of the best-loved toys of the last quarter century. But it's only one example of his incredible work in transformable design. From adaptive nanotech to flexible building materials, Hoberman has created surprising and inventive designs at every scale.
CultureBoston Dynamics CEO Marc Raibert shares the backstory of his company's viral videos and how the internet's favorite robot dog, SpotMini, came to be.
DesignAt WIRED25, Nike's Tinker Hatfield spoke about his storied career at Nike and the new Jordans he was wearing on stage -- an unreleased sneaker he calls the GOAT Jordans -- the Greatest of All Time. Hatfield, one of the world's most celebrated shoe designers and the creator of Marty McFly's famous self-lacing sneakers in Back to the Future, spoke with former design guru Scott Dadich (former Editor in Chief at WIRED) as part of WIRED's 25th Anniversary celebration.
Culture19-year-old Lily Hevesh is obsessed with dominos. She spends hours upon hours building insanely intricate designs and chain reactions before knocking them down. Sound like a strange way to spend your time? Tell that to the nearly 2 million people who've subscribed to her YouTube Channel, where she posts new domino videos every Saturday.
DesignThe launch of Apple’s iPhone X brought face recognition, animoji, and the notch into the mainstream.
DesignEver wonder how those massive fireworks spectacles get off the ground? From black powder to barium, music to mortars, pyrotechnics pro Jim Souza, whose company puts on the Macy's 4th of July Show in New York, explains the year-long process behind putting on a major performance.
CultureDaryl Sawchuk, Visual Effects Supervisor for Method Studios and Animation Supervisor for Black Panther, gives WIRED an exclusive look at breakdowns of the digital Black Panther and Kilmonger suits, and the final fight scene of Marvel's mega-blockbuster. Black Panther is available on Blu-Ray and DVD May 15, 2018.
DesignLike most robots, Kleo the Cat has a tough time moving around. But that could change soon. That's thanks to researchers at USC who are using lessons from biology to create more dexterous machines.
BusinessRobots are historically pretty bad at picking things up. But that's changing thanks to startups like Kindred, which is mixing advanced AI with remote controls to create robots that can pick and sort through objects at dizzying rates.
DesignStep inside the Panoptic Studio, a dome at Carnegie Mellon University where researchers are capturing data on human gestures, which will be used to create more lifelike and responsive robots.