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More Shoes: A 5,000-Kilometer Dream Pursuit
More Shoes: A 5,000-Kilometer Dream Pursuit

From Madrid to Kiev, or what chasing a dream across time zones can teach us about aspiration.

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One Day On Earth: A Timecapsule of Humanity
One Day On Earth: A Timecapsule of Humanity

How to become a pixel in the collaborative portrait of the world.

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CitID: A (Type)face for Every City in the World
CitID: A (Type)face for Every City in the World

Typefacing Tegucicalpa, or what hometown homages have to do with postmodernism.

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A Documentarian Collage of Humanity: 8 Billion Lives
A Documentarian Collage of Humanity: 8 Billion Lives

A celebrity chef, a Buddhist monk and a gay rights activist walk into a bar…

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Pencils of Promise: Grassroots School-Building
Pencils of Promise: Grassroots School-Building

How to give and own at the same time, or why Facebook is the new Peace Core.

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5 Seminal Vintage Russian Animation Short Films
5 Seminal Vintage Russian Animation Short Films

What dancing ballerinas and hungry kings have to do with the dawn of the digital age.

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Drainspotting: Japan’s Unique Visual Subculture
Drainspotting: Japan’s Unique Visual Subculture

What dragons have to do with civic identity and geolocation scavenger hunts.

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Japan: The Strange Country
Japan: The Strange Country

Kabuki, GDP, and speech-free storytelling that leaves you speechless.

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Kopernik: Crowdfunding World-Changing Design
Kopernik: Crowdfunding World-Changing Design

Humanitarian three-ways, or what Polish astronomy has to with the future of civilization.

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The Pink and Blue Projects: Exploring the Genderization of Color
The Pink and Blue Projects: Exploring the Genderization of Color

How political correctness resulted in enforcing a universal, cross-cultural gender stereotype.

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