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Ayn Rand on Love as a Business Deal: The 1959 Interview
Ayn Rand on Love as a Business Deal: The 1959 Interview

Why state and economics should remain separate and what the true currency of love is.

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The Future of First-Response Environments
The Future of First-Response Environments

Displays for disasters, or what sensors have to do with survival.

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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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Sorted Books: The Library as a Standup Comedian
Sorted Books: The Library as a Standup Comedian

What shark attacks and the New York art world have to do with Shakespearean codependence.

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Market Maketh Man: Distortions of Democracy
Market Maketh Man: Distortions of Democracy

Equilibrium, apathy and what John Stuart Mill has to do with medical marijuana.

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Data Flow, The Sequel
Data Flow, The Sequel

What seven years of eye candy have to do with the future of design in the age of data.

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