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One Hello World: Tuning the Human Condition
One Hello World: Tuning the Human Condition

Zen in the ocean of humanity, or why connectedness is the panacea of pain.

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The School of Life
The School of Life

The classes you actually wanted to take in college, or how to master coolness while munching on a caramel bar.

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Earth Day The Reel Way
Earth Day The Reel Way

Just how stupid we really are, or what James Earl Jones and a giant humpback whale have in common.

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Jane McGonigal on Gaming for Productivity
Jane McGonigal on Gaming for Productivity

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Collaborative Cinema: The Hunt for Gollum
Collaborative Cinema: The Hunt for Gollum

The new age of cinema has officially arrived.

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The MacGuffin Library
The MacGuffin Library

The secret lives of props, or what Hitler and Mickey Mouse have in common.

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