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magic in the internet
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Despite pining for landline telephones, writer Virginia Heffernan sees magic in the potential of the internet.

Glitched woman
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Siri Hustvedt on developing voices on new platforms, all while coping with old-fashioned sexism. 

Length: 
8:31
A scene from the last phase of Ragnarök
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Writer Neil Gaiman retells the ancient Norse myth of the Twilight of the Gods and apocalyptic end of the world in his stunning new collection, “Norse Mythology.”  We added some dark radio magic.

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24:16
Computer code
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When a computer program fixes a writer’s novel, or improvises a few bars of music, is that real creativity? Are they not just doing what they were programmed to do? Blaise Agüera y Arcas would wholeheartedly disagree.

Length: 
8:44
Gabriel Barletta
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Doug Eck directs Google’s new “Magenta” project, an experiment in teaching machines to make art, leveraging advances in machine learning like neural networks to enable computers to do things like compose music.

Length: 
9:21
Machines
Airdates: 
July 07, 2018

Computer scientists are closing in on the next frontier in artificial intelligence — machines that can create. Make art. Write stories. Compose music. The dream is to open the door to a whole new kind of creativity. More

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