November recommendations

The Cook and the Chef: Musk's Secret Sauce
by Tim Urban
Wait But Why, Feature, ~45 minutes
An investigation deep into the mind of Elon Musk. The fourth and final installment in Wait But Why’s essential series on Musk provides a blueprint on first principles thinking -- the “secret sauce” that is changing the world. 

Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Audiobook, 3 hours, 35 minutes
A memoir read aloud. In this Pulitzer-nominated letter from a father to his son, Coates’ exposes an America where survival is not guaranteed. Contents highly potent. Shout out to Matt G. in Durham for the recommendation!

Abstract: The Art of Design (S1, E1), Chris Neimann
Docu-series / Netflix, 47 minutes
How is design evolving in the digital age? New Yorker and Atlantic cover artist Chris Neimann addresses this question by imagining everyday objects through an abstract lens - like how a tangled pair of earpods can represent the energy of a bumblebee. Neimann proves that with the right perspective, art is everywhere. 

Is AI Riding a One-Trick Pony?
by James Somer
MIT Technology Review feature, ~15 minutes
Even the best computer algorithms miscaption an image of a girl brushing her teeth with “a boy holding a baseball bat.” Geoff Hinton, the father of Artificial Intelligence, thinks this is a problem. Technology writer James Somer exposes the current limits of machine intelligence and profiles the man most capable of breaking them. 

Thanks for being part of the project,

Ben, Max, and Nick

Ben Brostoff