Casey Neistat at Design Indaba

We interview the self-taught filmmaker, who sees YouTube and Snapchat as ideal forms of distribution

At Design Indaba, an event filled with creatives and media innovators, Casey Neistat is a bit of a rock star. Conference-goers approach the 34-year-old New Yorker to gush over how much they like his work. His talk about his films and the virtue of ignorance was greeted with rousing applause. The filmmaker has been creating movies since the late ’90s, when the first version of …

Facebook’s Hack

Astronaut Chris Hadfield at TED, Casey Neistat surfs in J. Crew, the origins of Matthew Dear and more in our weekly look at the web

This week, Facebook publicly revealed a new language, called Hack, which three of its engineers have been building for the past few years to improve the efficiency of their fellow developers—and that Facebook has been already using to run its website. While many suggest Hack is simply an updated version of PHP, its importance lies in the fact that it allows coders to use both …

Bearer of Good News

Astronaut Chris Hadfield at TED, Casey Neistat surfs in J. Crew, the origins of Matthew Dear and more in our weekly look at the web

When someone showed up at Russian physicist and Stanford University professor Andrei Linde’s doorstep with good news, it wasn’t Publisher’s Clearing House. Colleague and assistant professor Chao-Lin Kuo surprised Linde with the results of his team’s BICEP2 experiment—new evidence that supports Linde’s cosmic inflation theory of how the universe began, work that he proposed 30 years ago. The video capturing Linde and his wife’s (a …