The Initiative for Indigenous Futures on Artificial Intelligence

From the sixth (and most recent) installment of NYU ITP’s academic journal Adjacent, entitled Old/New/Next, senior editor Gabriella Garcia’s essay “There Is No ‘Artificial’ Intelligence: A Conversation with the Initiative for Indigenous Futures” seeks answers to two questions: what makes something “artificial” and how do we determine “intelligence?” Garcia references the MUTEK Montreal electronic arts festival and a symposium by members of Initiative for Indigenous …

Gift Guide: Books + Blankets

Cozy accessories and reading material for the next snow (or rain) day

While plenty of people dread the colder seasons, there’s one undeniable joy that comes with frosty weather: reading a book while wrapped up in a blanket. As the snow, rain, hail, or wind flies around outside, envelope yourself in one of these cozy creations and immerse yourself in another world for a few hours. From a novel by Ocean Vuong to Jia Tolentino’s brilliant essays, …

Behind the Scenes of Netflix’s “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” with Insight Editions

An all-access look at The Jim Henson Company's return to Thra

In 1982, The Jim Henson Company—hot off the first Muppet movie, but a few years before their masterpiece Labyrinth—set a new puppet-populated fantasy-fiction standard with The Dark Crystal. Featuring newly imagined characters—in original creature categories called Gelflings and Skeksis—and an immersive world known as Thra, it pioneered immersive animatronics and set design. This year, more than three decades later, Netflix viewers returned to Thra with …