The pervasive level of ‘shopped and filtered images on social media alter reality, running the risk that viewers who compare their own realities to that of the manipulated photos may begin to experience a sense of self-doubt, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, body image disorders, and a host of other mental health problems. Continue reading Illusions and Lies on the Internet Pervasive, Threatening Mental Health
Using mega amounts of data from open source datasets, the astronomy community, NASA and the United States Geological Survey, and brought together and analyzed using Python (a high-level programming language), grad student Eleanor Lutz has created the Atlas of Space–an exciting, out of this world set of astronomy maps. Continue reading Grad Student Creates Amazing Astronomy Maps from Open Source Data
The Persistence of Chaos: an artist proves the extent with which technology has warped society’s perceptions of reality (or at least one person’s perceptions). Continue reading What is the Worst Laptop Money Can Buy?