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Bike Culture: A Roundup
Bike Culture: A Roundup

How to slam-dunk rubbish, or what abandoned bikes have to do with the economy of war.

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Robin of Shoreditch: The 100 Brands Project
Robin of Shoreditch: The 100 Brands Project

Robinhooding Subway, or how to make those doing well do good.

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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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Hyper-Marketing Meets Meta-Art: Tate Tracks
Hyper-Marketing Meets Meta-Art: Tate Tracks

How to lure twentysomethings, or what Basement Jaxx have to do with high art.

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Truth, Beauty, Math and Crocheting
Truth, Beauty, Math and Crocheting

Why your grandmother’s favorite pastime proves mathematicians are a bunch of clueless hacks.

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Current: A News Project | ITP Spring Show Highlights
Current: A News Project | ITP Spring Show Highlights

What Sandra Bullock has to do with Tennessee traffic law, British election results and the future of news sensemaking.

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Crowdsourcing 2010: Behind the3six5 Project
Crowdsourcing 2010: Behind the3six5 Project

An experiment in the collaborative authorship of history and our collective reality.

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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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Curating Twitter: Three Hand-Picked Must-Follows
Curating Twitter: Three Hand-Picked Must-Follows

Because #followfriday is insufficient, props are to be given, and we like Big Words.

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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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