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Banksy’s Pet Project
Banksy’s Pet Project

Street art, sausage and social commentary.

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LED The Way
LED The Way

How to stop global warming and hackers with the flip of a light switch.

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She, Him & Us
She, Him & Us

What 1962 and a perfectly timed violin have in common.

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The Mother of All Music Visualization
The Mother of All Music Visualization

What global warming has to do with the formative role of music in 20th-century culture.

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Breaking: YouTube Clicks Into Retail
Breaking: YouTube Clicks Into Retail

What peer pressure has to do with revolutionizing social media monetization.

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Image Search Redefined
Image Search Redefined

How to hunt down interestingness by its hexadecimal color.

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