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Robotics
Disney Gives Humanoid Robot a “Lifelike” Gaze
disney humanoid robot
Robotics
Disney Gives Humanoid Robot a “Lifelike” Gaze
To escape the uncanny valley, Disney created a humanoid robot that mimics the minor eye and head movements people make during interactions.
November 3, 2020

To escape the uncanny valley, Disney created a humanoid robot that mimics the minor eye and head movements people make during interactions.

Entertainment
Deepfakes Shine in South Park Creators’ New Show
deepfakes in sassy justice
Entertainment
Deepfakes Shine in South Park Creators’ New Show
The creators of South Park have released a web show, Sassy Justice, that makes use of incredibly realistic deepfakes.
November 2, 2020

The creators of South Park have released a web show, Sassy Justice, that makes use of incredibly realistic deepfakes.

Robotics
This Robot Dolphin Could Free Animals From Captivity
robot dolphin
Robotics
This Robot Dolphin Could Free Animals From Captivity
This robot dolphin could replace the real ones forced to entertain people at marine park exhibits across the globe.
October 16, 2020

This robot dolphin could replace the real ones forced to entertain people at marine park exhibits across the globe.

Entertainment
New VR Movie Lets You Play God to a Planet of AIs
VR Movie
Entertainment
New VR Movie Lets You Play God to a Planet of AIs
In the new VR movie “Agence,” artificially intelligent characters respond to the actions of the viewer in unpredictable ways.
October 4, 2020

In the new VR movie “Agence,” artificially intelligent characters respond to the actions of the viewer in unpredictable ways.

Entertainment
Storm Chasers Explore Hurricane Laura With New Flight Simulator
New Flight Simulator
Entertainment
Storm Chasers Explore Hurricane Laura With New Flight Simulator
Virtual storm chasers are using Microsoft’s new flight simulator to explore Hurricane Laura as it moves across the U.S.
August 27, 2020

Virtual storm chasers are using Microsoft’s new flight simulator to explore Hurricane Laura as it moves across the U.S.

Future of Entertainment
Mind-Blowing Holograms Are Replacing Circus Animals
holographic circus animals
Future of Entertainment
Mind-Blowing Holograms Are Replacing Circus Animals
With pressure to eliminate circus animals, one show gets creative with holograms.
June 20, 2020

With pressure to eliminate circus animals, one show gets creative with holograms.

Entertainment
Freethink Recognized With 11 Telly Awards
Freethink Recognized With 11 Telly Awards
Entertainment
Freethink Recognized With 11 Telly Awards
This year, Freethink was honored to receive 11 Telly Awards for excellence and creativity in storytelling.
May 29, 2020

This year, Freethink was honored to receive 11 Telly Awards for excellence and creativity in storytelling.

Tech & The Arts
The Algorithm Playwright
The Algorithm Playwright
Tech & The Arts
The Algorithm Playwright
Annie Dorsen allows algorithms to write her plays, and it challenges our fundamental understanding of art.
February 21, 2020

Annie Dorsen allows algorithms to write her plays, and it challenges our fundamental understanding of art.

Sustainability
The Big Screen Goes Green
The Big Screen Goes Green
Sustainability
The Big Screen Goes Green
Hollywood moves towards sustainable film production.
February 9, 2020

Hollywood moves towards sustainable film production.

Health & Wellness
Looking for Natural Anxiety Relief? Try Improv
natural-anxiety-relief
Health & Wellness
Looking for Natural Anxiety Relief? Try Improv
In a judgement-free setting, improv requires the mind to focus on the present, providing natural anxiety relief for performers.
February 2, 2020

In a judgement-free setting, improv requires the mind to focus on the present, providing natural anxiety relief for performers.

Year in Review
Freethink Staff Picks: Best of 2019
Freethink Staff Picks: Best of 2019
Year in Review
Freethink Staff Picks: Best of 2019
Fear of missing out on some of the year's most loved shows, books, and games? Here's a quick list of what the team at Freethink enjoyed most in 2019.
December 31, 2019

Fear of missing out on some of the year's most loved shows, books, and games? Here's a quick list of what the team at Freethink enjoyed most in 2019.