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Pick One: Hipsters Take on Culture, By Way of Helvetica
Pick One: Hipsters Take on Culture, By Way of Helvetica

Start Trek vs. Russia, the 1970’s vs. Christmas, or why death is better than Uggs.

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ComplexCity: Visualizing the Hidden Patterns of Urbanity
ComplexCity: Visualizing the Hidden Patterns of Urbanity

Warholian city maps, or what a Parisian lover has to do with urban infrastructure.

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Behind the Scenes of Project N.A.S.A.
Behind the Scenes of Project N.A.S.A.

From Jamaica to L.A., by way of the underground.

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Heart of a City: BioMapping
Heart of a City: BioMapping

Why skin is the new heart and how your neighbors can change the way your feel about your street.

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Artist Spotlight: Stephan Zirwes Aerial Photography
Artist Spotlight: Stephan Zirwes Aerial Photography

Soccer field species, abstracting nature, and why you aren’t nearly as big as you think.

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Into Post-Digital Creative Culture: OFFF 2009
Into Post-Digital Creative Culture: OFFF 2009

What Lisbon and spaghetti have in common, or why failure is the key to creative success.

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