Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Mesmerizing footage of the sun, health benefits from magic mushrooms, the history of food photography and more

29 Nigerian English Phrases Added to the Oxford English Dictionary The latest update to the Oxford English Dictionary includes 29 words, phrases and colloquialisms from Nigerian English—most of which have been used for decades, and have been adopted by English-speakers elsewhere. Some words already exist in English, but have a different meaning; such as “gist,” which in Nigerian English “is a noun which means ‘rumor’ …

Miami Art Week 2019: Previewing The Contemporary and Digital Art Fair

Celebrating new media art in all its forms, the event will make its Miami debut in December

For 2019’s upcoming Miami Art Week, The Contemporary and Digital Art Fair (CADAF) is partnering with the Wynwood Business Improvement District to bring a dazzling digital display to Mana Wynwood from 5 to 8 December. Celebrating new media art, the event will be a tremendous exhibition of some of the most exciting future-forward artists, galleries and institutions—with works spanning VR, interactive installations, blockchain, and performance, as …

How Horses Can Inform Autonomous Driving: An Interview With Daimler’s Futurists

Alexander Mankowsky, Sabine Engelhardt and their three ponies use equine instinct to communicate interactions between cars and people

Horses are likely not the first thing that come to mind when thinking about how people and autonomous vehicles will interact. They are, however, on the minds of Alex Mankowsky and Sabine Engelhardt, futurists at Daimler (the parent company of Mercedes-Benz). When they offered us the opportunity to spend an afternoon together along with Peepa, Point and Moritz, their three ponies, we eagerly agreed. One …