Nature at work
Nature loves to play. And play is the thing throughout this issue. Indre Viskontas takes us inside the concert hall to explain how musical ensemble tap into brain wells of creativity and empathy that can’t be reached by going it alone. We also look at a dark side of play. Barclay Bram shares his everyday experiences with the app WeChat, which nearly everybody in China uses to connect in play and work and everything in between.
- WeChat Is Watching: Living in China with the app that knows everything about me, by Barclay Bram
- Playing Video Games Makes Us Fully Human: No other media meets our emotional and social needs like video games, by Brian Gallagher
- Presenting the Scrabble Luck Calculator: Are you as good at Scrabble as you think? By Kevin McElwee
- This issue also features contributions from: Brian J. Barth, Kevin Berger, Michael Brooks, Kevin Dupzyk, Cornelia Hesse-Honegger, Jonathon Keats, Harvey Leifert, Adam Piore, Tom Vanderbilt, Andreas Wagner, and Kirsten Weir.