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Just a Few Cards: 9 Artists Reimagine the Holiday Card
Just a Few Cards: 9 Artists Reimagine the Holiday Card

What exploding Christmases have to do with data visualization and mid-century nautica.

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Gadget Sculptures: The Afterlife of Devices
Gadget Sculptures: The Afterlife of Devices

What bionic mosquitoes have to do with vintage cinema and sustainability.

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Alphabets: A Miscellany of Letters by David Sacks
Alphabets: A Miscellany of Letters by David Sacks

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Paula Scher on Combinatorial Creativity
Paula Scher on Combinatorial Creativity

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Visualizing Enlightenment-Era Social Networks
Visualizing Enlightenment-Era Social Networks

Why Mark Zuckerberg has nothing on Voltaire.

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Denis Dutton’s Provocative Darwinian Theory of Beauty
Denis Dutton’s Provocative Darwinian Theory of Beauty

Why the cultural conditioning of your eye has nothing on the evolutionary biology of it.

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