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Which lesson should the technology field take from architecture: modernist efficiency or ‘living structure’? Jamie Street/Unsplash; Peter Morville/Flickr

How ‘living architecture’ could help the world avoid a soul-deadening digital future

The late Christopher Alexander’s groundbreaking work on patterns has informed the development of technology for decades, but it’s the architect’s later work that holds the key to a healthier digital life.
Barbara Kruger, ‘Untitled (Your body is a battleground),’ 1989, photographic silkscreen on vinyl 112 x 112 in. (284.48 x 284.48 cm). Courtesy the artist, The Broad Art Foundation and Sprüth Magers

How a 1989 poster became a fixture on the front lines in the battle over abortion rights

Barbara Kruger’s ‘Untitled (Your body is a battleground)’ has seamlessly transitioned to social media, inspiring a new generation of media-savvy artists and activists.
Video games are part of a multibillion-dollar industry in which lucrative employment opportunities abound. SDI Productions via Getty Images

5 ways to break into the video game industry

A former video game executive offers advice on how to land a job in the industry.
An example of the very first Olympic flag, known as the Antwerp flag. Marc Tielemans / Alamy

Why designing an Olympic logo is so difficult

A logo must artfully evoke the spirit of the Olympics as well as represent the host nation and it’s not an easy feat.

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