John Ryan

John Ryan

John Ryan is a regular contributor to John is a freelance researcher, writer and general autodidact polymath living in New York City.

Technology april 20, 2011

Transmedia Storytelling: What Is It?

Wait a minute, what exactly is 'transmedia storytelling' again? We explore the concept in advance of next week's PSFK SALON LOS ANGELES.

Work april 20, 2011

Hate 3D Movies? Try Using New 2D Glasses

With more and more movies being screened only in 3D, there are shrinking options for the movie fan who finds 3D a big headache.

Design & Architecture april 18, 2011

Dumping Subway Cars To Create Artificial Reefs [Pics]

Photographer Stephen Mallon captures the awesome sight of the MTA's popular program to dump old trains into the Atlantic to revitalize marine wildlife.

Arts & Culture april 15, 2011

21-Year-Old Stanley Kubrick On Assignment in Chicago [Pics]

Library of Congress holds master filmmaker's early photojournalist work for Look magazine.

Cities april 14, 2011

Farming Goes Sunless With LED Greenhouses

Bioengineering team PlantLab have a bold plan to solve the global food crisis.

Technology april 13, 2011

A Brief, Tumblr History of Computer Displays In The Movies

"Access Main Computer File" presents “A visual study of computer GUI in cinema," proving no matter how dazzling and futuristic the movie computer displays, taken out of context, representations of raw data always seem dated and meaningless.

Innovation april 13, 2011

Chris And Cosey: Wreckers of Civilization, At Home [Video]

To look at the mild-mannered couple of Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti today, you wouldn't think they were once dubbed the 'wreckers of civilization' by a Member of Parliament.

Advertising april 8, 2011

The Pierley/Redford Dissociative Affect Diagnostic

Designer Richard Horton creates a mind-bending test for transmedia-fiction-awareness.

Advertising april 7, 2011

Spiritualized Builds 'Space' Cathedral at Coachella

Creators Project teams up with musicians, filmmakers and and architects to create sonic environments for festival.

Sustainability april 7, 2011

Greysicle: The Great Artificial Food Color Debate

Does brightly-colored food makes us happy? Do petroleum-based dyes cause hyperactivity in children? The Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Institute of Food Technologists explain their views on the controversial subject.

Home april 1, 2011

Down The Rabbit Hole: Transmedia Disasters

Game Designer Andrea Phillips warns of the consequences of going too far with alternate-reality marketing.

Technology march 30, 2011

Mini Robot Helicopters Play Ping Pong Midair [Video]

Zurich-based Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control researchers released an impressive video demonstration showing a pair of their quadracopter robots tossing balls back and forth to each other inside the ETH Flying Machine Arena.

Design & Architecture march 29, 2011

Meet Luke Haynes, Macho Quilter

Binaries of masculine and feminine, handmade and digital, traditional and modern are all put into play in Haynes' modern quilts.

Arts & Culture march 29, 2011

Game Takes Aim At Jeff Koons [Video]

Artist Hunter Jonakin destroys famous artworks in his 'Jeff Koons Must Die' video game.


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