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Amanda Palmer on Creativity as Connecting Dots and the Terrifying Joy of Sharing Your Art Online
Amanda Palmer on Creativity as Connecting Dots and the Terrifying Joy of Sharing Your Art Online

“We can only connect the dots that we collect.”

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Steven Johnson on the “Peer Progressive” Movement and What the Internet Wants
Steven Johnson on the “Peer Progressive” Movement and What the Internet Wants

“When you give people more control over the flow of information and decision making in their communities, their social health improves — incrementally, in fits and starts, but also inexorably.”

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PBS Off Book: Art in the Age of the Internet
PBS Off Book: Art in the Age of the Internet

How the digital age is changing the rhetoric and regimes of creative expression.

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Anaïs Nin on the Meaning of Life & the Dangers of the Internet (1946)
Anaïs Nin on the Meaning of Life & the Dangers of the Internet (1946)

“We believe we are in touch with a greater amount of people… This is the illusion which might cheat us of being in touch deeply with the one breathing next to us.”

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Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet
Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet

What undersea cables have to do with Brooklyn squirrels.

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Introducing The Curator’s Code: A Standard for Honoring Attribution of Discovery Across the Web
Introducing The Curator’s Code: A Standard for Honoring Attribution of Discovery Across the Web

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