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Ingenious: Vijay Iyer

On the science and talent of music.

Rhythm’s the Thing

Pianist Vijay Iyer gives us a master class in the science of rhythm.

How Crowdsourcing Turned On Me

One team of strangers helped me with the Darpa Shredder Challenge. Another sabotaged me.

Our Neanderthal Complex

What if our ancient relatives did “human” better?

The Art of Painting

Stanley Kubrick and Johannes Vermeer try to see eye-to-eye.

Shakespeare’s Genius Is Nonsense

What the Bard can teach science about language and the limits of the human mind.

How I Rewired My Brain to Become Fluent in Math

Sorry, education reformers, it’s still memorization and repetition we need.

Why We Keep Playing the Lottery

Blind to the mathematical odds, we fall to the marketing gods.

The Original Natural Born Killers

In the 1920s, two murderers were defended by science. The infamous case still echoes.