Topic: Technology

New Frontier Central at Sundance 2020 Catalytic Pick #2: Breathe

Courtesy of Sundance Institute To follow up our New Frontier Catalytic Pick #1: Solastalgia, we bring you our second pick of the festival’s New Frontier exhibits: Breathe, by Diego …

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New Frontier Central at Sundance 2020 Catalytic Pick #1: Solastalgia

Courtesy of Sundance Institute It’s no wonder that our attention-deficient world has moved to consuming media through 3D virtual reality headsets: It completely monopolizes your at …

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Conquer Monster Interview – Preview of Nov. 8-9 Illuminate Show

Conquer Monster is an electronic synthwave, sci-fi music and multimedia duo heavily involved in the Salt Lake City local arts scene. Originally conceived as a music venture alone, …

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Putting waste to use: At Wasatch Resource Recovery, the inevitable detritus of our culture does not rot in vain

Situated on a piece of land in North Salt Lake, abutted by a field of grazing cows, is a new player in the Zero Waste arena: Wasatch Resource Recovery. A public/ private venture wi …

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A different VR experience: The Wild Immersion Project sets out to protect wildlife habitats

For the first time, on this busy Sundance day, I feel calm and at peace. I’m in a tree with a serene-looking panda, and another moment I’m underwater, watching a shark slowly swim …

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I Don’t Brake for the Environment

Pretty pretty Nissan Leaf with Tenessee plates Talk about “song-in-you-head. As we approached the 2018 Nissan Leaf the salesman points out the manufacturer’s Tennessee plates. John …

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Slightly Off Center: CES Excess

As a kid, I never wanted a pony; I wanted a robot. As proof that we never really grow up, one of my life goals has been to go to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. I …

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Love Your Lungs: The Awair Air-Tracking Device

CATALYST has fun with the Awair air-tracking device. AWAIR looks like a minimalist digital clock radio with the phrase “know what’s in the air you breathe” written on the side. Her …

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CATALYST test drives a Chevy Bolt EV

An electric car can work with your solar panels for an overall lower carbon footprint. Perhaps the most important part of owning and managing a solar system of your own (SSOYO) is …

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Utah 50-year water strategy

One reason that the Audubon society is concerned about Utah water is that existing state water plans could spell catastrophe for migrating shorebirds. Envision Utah has released a …

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Utah Foundation to coal communities: Diversify

Utah Foundation to coal communities: Diversify President Trump says he will bring back coal, but a series of three reports on Utah’s coal counties from the Utah Foundation says tha …

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Cleaner cars, cleaner air

Cleaner cars, cleaner air Have you noticed those PZEV labels on new cars? That stands for “Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle” and it’s a big deal for Utah air quality. After the 2017 …

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Think Clean Air

By the time you read this, our community may have a few more good ideas on how to improve air quality along the Wasatch Front. The $45K Utah Clean Air Innovation Contest, ending No …

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The Just-Right, Real-Tight House

The brains behind the eclectic structure going up on the site of the old T Street Market in the Avenues is ShruDeLi Ownbey, a woman so talented a teacher and harpist she twice rece …

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Slightly Off Center

Contrary to unpopular beliefs. —by Dennis Hinkamp The unexamined life is not only worth living, it is better; so just gag on your hemlock, Socrates. And, actually there are two con …

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