WIRED25 Day 1: Be Empathetic to Each Other

WIRED25 Day 1: Be Empathetic to Each Other

To kick off this year’s WIRED25, a group of entrepreneurs, filmmakers, cooks, and actors gathered (virtually) to discuss how they’re improving the world through art and culture. During a conversation with WIRED editor in chief Nick Thompson, Netflix co-CEO and cofounder Reed Hastings described how he has maintained a culture of innovation at Netflix and…

How VR—and Marvel Superheroes—Might Elicit Empathy

How VR—and Marvel Superheroes—Might Elicit Empathy

Virtual reality has long been positioned as a technological tool for bridging ideological chasms. If you can live inside somebody else’s skin and see things as they do, proponents say, you might more clearly understand that person’s view of the world. A group of filmmakers—along with some marquee stars from Marvel’s superhero films—have turned to…

WIRED25: Ghetto Gastro Sees Food as a Weapon

WIRED25: Ghetto Gastro Sees Food as a Weapon

The tenets of Ghetto Gastro are as follows: Be the catalyst. Empower the community. And “vibes.” For Jon Gray, one-third of the Bronx food collective, it’s simple: “We’re storytellers. We use food and experiences around food history to tell stories about culture and life.” Along with cofounders Lester Walker and Pierre Serrao, Gray spoke during…