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The Jazz Loft Project
The Jazz Loft Project

Wired lofts, 1,447 rolls of film, and what pimps and Salvador Dalí have in common.

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Super-Smart Learning
Super-Smart Learning

Why playing Oregon Trail is like learning basic Japanese, or how to beat the Ebbinghaus Curve.

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Nonsequential Narratives: Hypertextual Books
Nonsequential Narratives: Hypertextual Books

What your weapon of choice has to do with the evolution of storytelling.

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Buy Nothing: No, Really, It’s For Sale
Buy Nothing: No, Really, It’s For Sale

What the hottest gift this holiday season is, or how to dodge your modern addictions.

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Tim Burton’s MoMA Retrospective
Tim Burton’s MoMA Retrospective

What rotten eyeballs have to do with creative storytelling and the visual heritage of our era.

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Social Justice with a Twist: Ctrl.Alt.Shift
Social Justice with a Twist: Ctrl.Alt.Shift

Blurring the boundaries between activism, advertisement, and art, or how you can get hand grenades to hang on your Christmas tree.

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