What Effects Can Video Games Have On Your Brain?

Over the past few weeks, a number of stories have come out based on scientific research and opinion related to video games and how they affect the brain. The most popularised opinion at the moment has come from leading psychologist Phillip Zimbardo who, as part of his latest book, Man (Dis)Connected, as warned of video games' damaging influence on young …

The Art Of… Charles Bierk

Charles Bierk is a photorealist currently living in Toronto. His work includes large-scale portraits of his friends that you'd swear were actual photographs. They aren't. (via Booooooom, full work can be found at charlesbierk.com)

Superheroes In Native American Culture Explored By Exhibit At Arizona Museum

The Heard Museum in Arizona is currently holding an exhibit looking at superheroes in Native American Culture. "Super Heroes: Art! Action! Adventure!" gives children the opportunity to become superheroes of their very own, choosing their special powers and their costume. From there, they will "embark on exciting adventures, including an animal companion interactive experience, a Native video …

Research Academic Gives Lectures On “How to be Beyoncé”

I can't tell you how many times I've seen the phrase "I wish I was Beyoncé" on Twitter or thereabouts. It's not going to happen of course but clearly her influence in pop culture is strong enough to warrant such widespread emulation. This admiration hasn't gone unnoticed, however, as a postdoctoral research associate (Madison Moore) from King’s …

Harry Shearer, Voice Of Mr Burns, Ned Flanders & Others, To Leave The Simpsons

The Simpsons is currently the longest-running American sitcom, animated program, and scripted primetime television series of all time but today it has lost some of it's most loved characters. Harry Shearer, voice of characters such as Ned Flanders, Mr Burns, Kent Brockman and Seymour Skinner, announced via Twitter that he is to leave the show after more …

FYI – A Cheatsheet Of Typographic Characters And How To Use Them

Check out this helpful guide to a plethora of typographic symbols, from ampersands to pilcrows, courtesy of Typewolf. Do you know the difference between a hyphen and a dash? Or when to use single or double quotation marks? If the answer is no, then you're not alone. Fortunately, Jeremiah Shoaf of Typewolf is at hand to help with …

READ: Thesis Discussing Hip Hop, Skate Culture & Web Culture In Tyler, The Creator’s Music

As someone who wrote a dissertation for my music technology degree, I'm like a moth to flame when it comes to academic papers about music. This one was of particular interest as it relates to the multicultural facets of controversial rapper Tyler, The Creator. The thesis is written by Brazilian producer and musicologist Gustavo Souza Marques and discusses the …