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Reads tagged with “open-source”

Art for the Age of Transparency: BBC DataArt
Art for the Age of Transparency: BBC DataArt

Layman geekery, or what documentary footage has to do with 3D and Brian Eno.

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Popular Science, Digitized
Popular Science, Digitized

137 years of human curiosity, or what lawnmowers have to do with nuclear detectives in China.

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The School of Continuing Education
The School of Continuing Education

Five outposts for ongoing learning, or how to master French cuisine, rock music, and sailing at your leisure.

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Digital Choreography: Synchronous Objects
Digital Choreography: Synchronous Objects

Twenty desks, one python, and what the human body has to do with lines of code.

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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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Beyond the Business Card: Three Alternative Tools
Beyond the Business Card: Three Alternative Tools

How to bump strangers, who killed the Rolodex, and what to do about it.

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Highlights from TED 2010, Day One
Highlights from TED 2010, Day One

What one pound of tuna has to do with five years of chocolate milk, spider silk and a ukulele.

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Google Groupies Galore: Goollery
Google Groupies Galore: Goollery

What album covers have to do with shoe shopping and Renaissance paintings.

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Wordnik: The Dictionary Redefined
Wordnik: The Dictionary Redefined

Exploring the Word Wide Web, or what Dr. Seuss can teach us about linguistic snobbery.

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Sign of The Times: Data Visualization Heaven
Sign of The Times: Data Visualization Heaven

158 years of the cultural dialog, replayed and rewritten in visual language.

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