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UX: Design For Space, Parking, Fly Fishing And The World

"State of Wonder" guest curator Elena Moon takes us through the world of user experience design, challenging us to think about what works and why.

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I Did It My Way: Prentice Onayemi | S1 | Debra Granik And Anne Rosellini | Chanti Darling

How do you get it all done? You’re one person, maybe you have all this desire to do something but none of the knowledge or the connections. This week, we speak with a few artists who got things done their way. 

Photo: Courtesy Felisha Ledesma

Virtually Unlimited | Kristen Lucas | Darcelle XV | SERA Architects | Crystal Rutland

Virtual reality may not quite be the tech that all the kids are doing these day, but there are entire communities interacting in VR worlds.

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Life, Death And Punk With Jessica Hopper | Comics Artist Anders Nilsen

The firebrand music critic has a new memoir, chronicling the formative time she spent in a gentrifying Chicago in the mid 2000's.

Photo: Courtesy David Sampson

Future Tense: Julia Oldham | Daniel Wilson | Ursula K. Le Guin | Lidia Yuknavitch

How Sci-Fi helps us work through the problems of today.

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Art Installation On Portland's Waterfront Is A Dreamy Summer Respite

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 11, 2018

The installation, "habitus," on the waterfront is like an island of respite in the dog days of Portland summer.

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