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Retrospective on Futurism: N55
Retrospective on Futurism: N55

What snail shells and walking houses have to do with 13 years of art-science.

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Writing Without Words: Visualizing Jack Kerouac’s On The Road
Writing Without Words: Visualizing Jack Kerouac’s On The Road

Literature as a canvas, a book as a living organism, and rhythm as a texture.

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Hungry Planet: How The World Eats, or Doesn’t
Hungry Planet: How The World Eats, or Doesn’t

What $376.45 and $1.23 have in common, or why we should be embarrassed to even worry about “the recession.”

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Famous Designers on Design: 5 Beautiful Book Covers
Famous Designers on Design: 5 Beautiful Book Covers

What the hate of Helvetica has to do with Nine Inch Nails and a three-legged lemon juicer.

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Context vs. Controversy
Context vs. Controversy

You’re a clichè, lots of skin, stuff that killed people, stuff that will kill you, policing the police, what Hitler is finding painfully unfunny, which European is holding suburban America hostage, how to get $80,782 from people who like you, and why the paparazzi are finally out of business.

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Focus on Focus: Rapt
Focus on Focus: Rapt

Happiness, ADD, and why multitasking doesn’t work but denial might.

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Pure Process: Picking the Creative Brain
Pure Process: Picking the Creative Brain

What coffee, ironing and crying newborns have to do with the birth of an idea.

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Art of The Cover: Book Cover Design Inspiration
Art of The Cover: Book Cover Design Inspiration

Shepard Fairey on George Orwell, where we live, 8 decades of iconic cover designs, and what Banksy and a tranny have in common. Oh my!

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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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