RETRO TECH: MACINTOSH

RETRO TECH: MACINTOSH

( indistinct chatter ) Let’s, uh, see what people think about you. – Oh, my God. – Whoa, look at this guy. – What is this? – What year was this? – ( computer beeps ) – Oh. ( computer…

The Panama Papers, explained with piggy banks

The Panama Papers, explained with piggy banks

Let’s say you save your quarters in a piggy bank that you keep on the shelf in your bedroom. But your mom keeps checking up on how much you’re putting in and taking out. You don’t like that, so what…

How “Instagram traps” are changing art museums

There’s a warehouse in Brooklyn that feels like stepping into a dream. It’s an art exhibit but the only picture frames you’ll see are right here, on smartphones. This exhibit is part of a new generation of pop-up art experiences…

India’s trucks are works of art

India’s trucks are works of art

Drive through India and you are sure to see this. These are India’s trucks. Most goods in India are transported by truck. And as India’s economy has grown trucks have become central to how the country does business. But since…

Why knights fought snails in medieval art

Why knights fought snails in medieval art

We’ve all been there: after a long day at work, you sit down and binge-read some Arthurian romances. They’re called “illuminated manuscripts” – because they’re illuminated with illustrations in the borders, colorful drawings, and very … special doodles in the…

The Evolution of Art (and how it Shaped the Modern World)

The Evolution of Art (and how it Shaped the Modern World)

Art. It’s a word that is associated with a great deal of professions in today’s world and your thoughts as to what it pertains to will vary, as well your feelings towards it. Some choose to admire art, to study…

How Leonardo da Vinci made a “satellite” map in 1502

How Leonardo da Vinci made a “satellite” map in 1502

This map from 2019 was compiled using satellite and aerial imagery. Leonardo da Vinci made this one around 1502 — while stuck on the ground. How? When infamous Italian politician Cesare Borgia brought Leonardo da Vinci — the guy who…

Why we still need courtroom sketch artists

Why we still need courtroom sketch artists

What do P Diddy, Donald Trump, and Martha Stewart all have in common? Christine Cornell. She’s a courtroom artist who’s captured all of them at their trials. I’ve been covering trials for the last 1,000 years, which is about 1975.…

Is it time to retire the police sketch?

Is it time to retire the police sketch?

Do you recognize this face? Most people probably do, but try describing it from memory. Kind of like a taller head. Does he have brown eyes? They’re not exactly deep-set. Green eyes? Bland features. I don’t remember like any dimples…

The formula for selling a million-dollar work of art

The formula for selling a million-dollar work of art

In September of 2008, something unheard of happened in the art world. A British artist, Damien Hirst, took 223 pieces of his new work to Sotheby’s auction house and sold every single piece. I’ll start the bidding here at £2,500,000.…