PBS Idea Channel Explores Whether the Anime ‘Kill la Kill’ Represents a Warning About Wearable Technology

PBS Idea Channel host Mike Rugnetta explores whether the anime Kill la Kill represents a warning about wearable technology. Rugnetta argues that the definition of technology is actually a lot broader than most people think.

There’s a lot to talk about when discussing the anime series Kill la Kill. If you’re not familiar with the show, the lead character, Ryuko Matoi, searches for her father’s murderer; there’s an academy ruled by a powerful student council; and there’s a class system where more powerful students wear extraterrestrial clothing which give them special powers… you should just watch it. It’s these uniforms, called Goku, that are particularly interesting, and specifically how the wearers unitize them. Could Goku be considered technology? And how does FASCISM play a role in all this?!?!

The Fascinating Tale of Christopher Thomas Knight, The Recluse Who Hid in the Woods of Maine for 27 Years

Christopher Thomas Knight, the North Pond Hermit

Journalist Michael Finkel recounts his encounters with the notorious Maine recluse, Christopher Thomas Knight (aka the North Pond Hermit) in the fascinating GQ article “The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit.” Knight walked into the Maine woods in 1986, at the age of 20, and lived in seclusion for the next 27 years. During that time he lived in a simple camp and stole all the supplies he needed from nearby homes and camps. He was arrested in 2013 in the act of stealing supplies from a campground. In the article Finkel describes his letter correspondence with Knight, and his subsequent face-to-face meetings with the recluse at a Maine prison.

photo by Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal/AP Photo

A Colorful Art Print by Pop Chart Lab Featuring a Collection of 108 Classic American Automobiles

A Collection of Classic American Automobiles

Pop Chart Lab has created a colorful art print featuring a collection of 108 classic American automobiles, “ranging from the “Tin Lizzie” Ford Model T to the Chrysler 300C to today’s hybrid PEVs.” Signed and numbered prints are available to purchase online.

Take a drive down memory lane with this chart of all-American motorcars and automobiles. Perfect for pistonheads who never lack an opinion on the manifold matters of rack and pinion, this chart of cherry rides (and a few legendary lemons) is ambrosia for all appreciators of American craftsmanship—and just like the cars it depicts, this print is produced right here in the USA.

A Collection of Classic American Automobiles

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