Episode 12

133: Port of Dallas

There’s a photograph we have tacked to our studio at 99% Invisible HQ. The photo, taken 1899, shows three men, all looking very fashionable, suspended mid-air on the lifted arm ...

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Image Correspondence # 11

"There is a whole universe in every single object that becomes even bigger when put in a relationship with a person," says Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator in the Department ...

Episode 14

131: Genesis Object

In the beginning, there was design. Before any other human discipline, even before the dawn of mankind its self, design was a practice passed down from generation to generation of early humans. ...

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Image Correspondence #10

Episode #35, "Elegy for WTC", opens with a haunting recording of what sounds like a ship at sea. This recording turns out (spoiler alert) to be the World ...

Episode 49

130: Holdout

In 1914, the government of New York City took ownership of a Manhattan apartment building belonging to one David Hess. The city used a legal power called eminent domain, allowing governments ...

Episode 27

129: Thomassons

Cities, like living things, evolve slowly over time. Buildings and structures get added and renovated and removed, and in this process, bits and pieces that get left behind. Vestiges. ...

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Image Correspondence #9

One of the super-early episodes of 99% Invisible, (Episode 3) introduced us to RjDj's music apps. Using a smartphone platform, the apps augment a listener’s sonic reality through reactive ...

Episode 28

128: Hacking IKEA

IKEA hacking is the practice of buying things from IKEA and reengineering—or "hacking"—them to become customized, more functional, and often just better designed stuff. The locus of the IKEA hacking movement ...

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