Design FX - World War Z: Building a Better Zombie Effects Exclusive
WIRED's exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of "World War Z" reveals how the visual effects artists at MPC used massive crowd simulations and hand animation to create the devastating swarming of Jerusalem by a zombie horde.
WIRED’s Scott Dadich Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Watch WIRED editor in chief Scott Dadich take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge—while doing the math behind how long it would take for every person in the world to have completed the challenge. (Want to check our work? Go to http://wrd.cm/icebucketmath.) Scott's donated to help put an end to ALS. Go to alsa.org to learn how you can help too. Thanks to GQ’s Michael Hainey for the nomination. Scott’s paying it forward: Consider yourselves challenged, Chris Hardwick, Cindi Leive, and Carlton Cuse!
How to Make a Giant Creature - It's All In the Details: Giving a 14-Foot Creature a Giant Makeover
From the final moldings to the last paint job, find out how the design team added character and life to the giant creature in under two weeks.
Angry Nerd - Why Body Swapping Is Awesome on TV, But Crappy in Movies
BBC America is hedging their bets on Intruders, a new show about a secret society whose members can jump into other people's bodies. And while body swapping is nothing new in the cinematic world, the trope tends to work better on TV, than on film. Angry Nerd explains why.
WIRED September 2014 Issue Trailer: Edward Snowden, the Untold Story
Award-winning author James Bamford spent three days interviewing Edward Snowden in Moscow. He emerged with an indelible portrait of the elusive whistleblower, one that sheds new light on exactly what led Snowden to decide to leak tens of thousands of top-secret documents. Also in this month's issue: A new scientific effort to understand nutrition and health plus a riveting profile of Sin City auteur Frank Miller.
Teen Technorati - Teenage Wunderkinds Explain How They Got Into Cancer Research, Astrophysics & Product Design
What inspires a 17-year-old to go into cancer research or a 19-year-old to develop an obsession with astrophysics? Find out, as the 2014 Thiel Fellows explain how they first discovered their passions and why they've decided to turn them into careers.
How to Make a Giant Creature - How to Fabricate Alien Fur for a Giant Creature
Just how does a giant creature get its realistic, custom fur? Find out, as we break down the process of fur fabrication for this year's massive beast.
How to Make a Giant Creature - What's Under the Hood of an Otherworldly Giant Creature?
How do you make a 2,000-pound creature move with fluidity and ease? Find out, as we break down the animatronics and mechanics that control the mobility of the giant beast, including nostril flares, mouth movements, and more.
The Most Wanted Man in the World: Edward Snowden in His Own Words
Dispatched to Moscow, famed portrait photographer Platon captured a never-before-seen side of Edward Snowden for WIRED. In this riveting montage, the elusive whistleblower explains the thinking behind his decision to reveal the extent of domestic surveillance being conducted by US intelligence services.
The Most Wanted Man in the World: Behind the Scenes with Edward Snowden
It took almost a year to arrange to interview and photograph Edward Snowden in Moscow, where he has sought asylum. Author James Bamford and photographer Platon reflect back on their encounters with the elusive whistleblower.