David Dewane’s Eudaimonia Machine at STORY

The NYC concept store's new Work/Space edition explores the future of the way we work

For its 40th installation, New York’s ever-changing concept store STORY is exploring work environments—and the future of work itself. The Work/Space edition is more than a shopping experience, it’s also a co-working location and the first-ever space to bring to life architect David Dewane’s Eudaimonia Machine concept. Chicago-based Dewane created the architectural design in order to make offices more efficient, but also (and importantly) more …

The Octopus is Basically an Intelligent Alien

Considering some 95% of the ocean is unexplored, it makes perfect sense that the new book “Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness” calls the octopus “the closest we will come to meeting an intelligent alien.” Written by Peter Godfrey-Smith (an Australia-born, NYC-based philosopher who focuses on biology and teaches at City University of New York’s graduate center), the book …

Leave Earth Behind: “The Universe is a Small Hat”

César Alvarez brings his fully participatory electronic musical to NYC's Babycastles to examine the eternal problem of designing an ideal society

It’s not extraordinarily uncommon to dream of packing your belongings, jumping on a spaceship and leaving Earth far, far behind. Motives may differ, from a hope to escape a planet polluted by unpleasantries, to an insatiable desire for adventure, but they all have one thing in common: whatever this planet has is just not enough. So what if the option were actually available? What if, …