Phil Edwards, Vox

Phil Edwards

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Washington, DC, United States

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  • Re/code

Recent articles by Phil:

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Where to aim a penalty kick

When you see hundreds of kicks, it’s possible to make some conclusions. → Read More

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How to build a wood skyscraper

Mass timber has gone from novelty to trend. But how does it change the construction process? → Read More

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What it’s like to work in the world’s greatest office

The SC Johnson administration building was Frank Lloyd Wright’s corporate masterpiece. What does it feel like? → Read More

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How your TV settings ruin movies

Your TV is ruining your TV experience. Make it stop. → Read More

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Why motion capture is harder than it looks

The suits are just the beginning of the motion capture process. → Read More

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Why shipping container homes are overrated

They’re fun. They’re also way more difficult to build than they seem. → Read More

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Why people thought steel houses were a good idea

Prefabricated houses made in factories and shipped across the country were supposed to address a national housing emergency. But the Lustron company failed. So what happened? → Read More

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How insulated glass changed architecture

The breakthrough in glass technology influenced modern homes and building design. → Read More

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How this house style took over the US

It’s due to a socialist artist, an entrepreneurial furniture maker, and a real estate movement. → Read More

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The architecture trend dividing London’s elites

Elite residents of the crowded city are building down instead of up and out. → Read More

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Why so many new buildings are covered in rectangles

These panels are everywhere — and they’re part of a hidden system. → Read More

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How video game rocks get made

Scanning real-life objects makes video game objects look more realistic. → Read More

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Why it’s so hard to make CGI skin look real

CGI skin connects to skim milk. → Read More

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The bridge design that helped win World War II

It’s a simple innovation that helped win a war. → Read More

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The invention that fixed lighthouses

It wasn’t the light. It was the lens. → Read More

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Why visual effects artists love this shiny ball

A chrome ball is a surprisingly useful tool. → Read More

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How tag became a professional sport

Tag went from childhood game to competitive spectacle. This is how. → Read More

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The technology that’s replacing the green screen

The green screen might be doomed. And that’s a good thing. → Read More

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How robots made this food commercial look effortless

For beautiful food, sometimes you need a robot. → Read More

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How reality TV shows cast the right people

A casting director for Queer Eye explains the process. → Read More