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The Mirror and the Meme: A 600-Year History of the Selfie
The Mirror and the Meme: A 600-Year History of the Selfie

How glass, tin, and mercury converged on a Venetian island in the 15th century to fundamentally change the way we look at ourselves.

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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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The Ghost Map: Hard Lessons in Epidemiology from Victorian London
The Ghost Map: Hard Lessons in Epidemiology from Victorian London

What an ill Victorian infant has to do with the power of maps and the future of modern cities.

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The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Timekeeping and Forever Changed Modern Life
The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Timekeeping and Forever Changed Modern Life

How the invisible hand of the clock powered the Industrial Revolution and sparked the Information Age.

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The Innovator’s Cookbook: Great Minds on the Power of Serendipity
The Innovator’s Cookbook: Great Minds on the Power of Serendipity

How to win the future, or what 3D printing has to do with Twitter, Brian Eno and Obama.

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Networked Knowledge and Combinatorial Creativity
Networked Knowledge and Combinatorial Creativity

Why creativity is like LEGO, or what Richard Dawkins has to do with Susan Sontag and Gandhi.

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