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'Good Morning Mr. Orwell': A Look Back at the Nam June Paik Video That Greeted 1984

'Good Morning Mr. Orwell' (still), 1984. Video; color, sound. 38 minutes. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.
Arts

Broadcast on New Year's Day 1984, the artist's genre-bending collage of live performances by pop musicians and avant-garde icons embodied his belief in technology's potential to "democratize" art.

Interview: How Mapping Can Help Cities Become More Resilient to Natural Disasters

Tacloban city was the worst hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the central Philippines on November 8, 2013. (Marcel Crozet/ILO)
Current Affairs

Crisis management expert Celina Agaton provides an update on urban recovery efforts following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, and offers a potentially life-saving prediction.

Microsoft Unveils Skype Speech Translator, But Don't Ditch Your Vocab Flash Cards

Current AffairsEducation

As a native Mandarin speaker and a diligent student of English and German, I can't help asking whether machine translation signals the obsolescence of learning a foreign language.

Why China's High-Tech Investment Surge Matters to US Competitiveness

Panelists discuss Chinese investment in U.S. high-tech sectors at Asia Society's New York center on April 17, 2014. (James Kochien/Asia Society)
Business

Panelists discussed how Chinese investments are powering the growth of U.S. technology businesses and what policymakers in the U.S. and China must do to maintain the cross-border flow of investments and knowledge.

Interview: How Mobile Technology is Empowering the Philippines' Poor

Outside a sari-sari convenience store in the Philippines.
Business

Ibrahim "Ibba" Bernardo, and Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leader, talks about spreading technology among small business owners in the Philippines and beyond.

Map of the Day: Five Facts About the US You Should Know — And One You Can't Ignore

One in five U.S. jobs are tied to international trade. (Santosh Kushwaha/Asia Society and Longview Foundation)
Education

A new interactive map, featuring one million data points, shows American schools are preparing students for the past, not the future.

Book Excerpt: 'Cyber War Will Not Take Place' by Thomas Rid

(Fort George G. Meade/Flickr)
Policy

In his new book, Thomas Rid explores the opportunities and challenges that cyberspace creates for those who use violence for political purposes. In-person appearance tonight at Asia Society New York.

Interview: Does Cyber Terror Need to Be Violent to Be Considered a 'War'?

Thomas Rid
Policy

Author Thomas Rid says he "can't see a good reason why an innovation that has never injured or killed a single human being — cyber-attacks — should prompt us to rethink the notion of war."

From NES to Wii U: A Nostalgic Look Back at 30 Years of Nintendo [Photos/Video]

Lifestyle

The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) turns 30 today! Nintendo revolutionized the video game industry in 1983 and has since raised its global profile to become among Japan's most valuable companies.

Gothamist's Jen Chung on Mourning the Intimacy of New York's Blog Scene

Jen Chung, co-founder of Gothamist.
Lifestyle

One of New York's original city bloggers talks about being called "gook" in high school, her favorite websites and restaurants — and pandas, of course!