As a professional leaker, he digs through early beta versions of Apple’s software, finding accidental hints of forthcoming iPhones, iPads and other hardware. Before the company dazzles with grand, orchestrated unveilings, and before mainstream outlets like Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal publish exhaustive rumor roundups, Rambo finds clues embedded in lines of code.
When Stony Brook University decided to bulldoze the tallest conifer tree on campus in the 1960s, political science professor Dr. Ashley Schiff chained himself to its trunk, according to campus lore.
By day, they are like most Long Island adults, tending to their jobs and families. But by night, they’re investigators — not of the living, but of the dead.
Yang is perhaps unique for placing the effects of automation and other contemporary technologies at the forefront of his campaign. His signature issue, universal basic income, is his response to the effects of corporate automation.
One of the few people writing about our new world and time is the young British philosopher Tom Whyman. We spoke with him on how life online might be changing our perception of time.
Greentext is a form of communication traditionally used by members of the notorious website 4chan, an imageboard website that the Guardian once summarized as “lunatic, juvenile… brilliant, ridiculous, and alarming.”
Step foot into the Lawrence Alloway Memorial Gallery in the Frank Melville Library and you’ll see dozens of cardboard boxes haphazardly stacked on top of each other. The exhibit, named “Passage,” is the work of Julia Miller, a Stony Brook University graduate student in the Masters of Fine Arts program.
Imagine there are 50 radios on a table. Each radio overlaps the others, one louder than the next. This cacophony of noise is how Allilsa Fernandez describes her life with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, and psychosis.
Ellen Wexler drops a heavy cardboard box on her coffee table and starts unpacking. Out come brochures blaring, “Too many deer means too many ticks!” and a blue…