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In-Formed: Physical Objects as Data Visualization
In-Formed: Physical Objects as Data Visualization

The other side of our silver platter, or what dinnerware and Africa have in common.

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RiP: A Remix Manifesto
RiP: A Remix Manifesto

Why you’re an outlaw just by reading this, or how the era we live in will change creative culture forever.

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Exclusive Interview with Society6’s Justin Wills
Exclusive Interview with Society6’s Justin Wills

Art in the era of commerce, or what crowdsourcing has to do with the risk of selling out.

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Ordering The Chaos: The Internet Mapping Project
Ordering The Chaos: The Internet Mapping Project

Dissecting the interwebs, or what digital toddlers have to do with infinite loops.

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Emotional Cartography: Technologies of the Self
Emotional Cartography: Technologies of the Self

What hacking has to do with art, technology and being human.

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Kickstarter: Crowdsourced Culture-Funding
Kickstarter: Crowdsourced Culture-Funding

Legal love from strangers, or what The Kinks have to do with Denver’s homeless.

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