Daan Roosegaarde’s “Waterlicht” Pop-Up in New York

An art installation and a call to action, this light flood depicts life alongside rising water

Daan Roosegaarde’s WATERLICHT project, an LED light and lens show, has appeared in several cities since its conception in 2016. From Rotterdam and Toronto to Dubai and London, the show guarantees the same presentation, no matter the setting: an enveloping, rolling wave of blue light meant to mimic where water levels could reach if humans fail to intervene. And while it’s certainly aesthetically pleasing, the work …

The Simpsons’ Guide to First Impressions

Whether it’s meeting your partner’s parents or sitting down for a job interview, a great first impression is always top priority and, according to science, it should be. Columbia University researcher and author Heidi Grant Halvorson explains that nailing a first impression comes down to displaying two things: warmth and competence. She illustrates this with a handy “The Simpsons” matrix using four characters: Mr Burns, …