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22 Apr 14

A group of academics and computer enthusiasts who took part in the 2011 uprising in Tunisia that overthrew a government deeply invested in digital surveillance have helped their town become a test case for an alternative: a physically separate, ...

21 Apr 14

When Kaitlin Jennrich first walked into her communications seminar last fall, she had no idea that the professor already knew of her affinity for pink cars and Olive Garden breadsticks­—and that she planned to share that knowledge with the class...

21 Apr 14

When the sprawling Randall Park Mall opened near Cleveland in 1976, it was briefly the largest mall in the world, and developers touted it as a symbol of the good life in suburbia. The small town where it was located added two shopping bags to i...

20 Apr 14

How do you write a good résumé? “The key,” he said, “is to frame your strengths as: ‘I accomplished X, relative to Y, by doing Z.’ Most people would write a résumé like this: ‘Wrote editorials for The New York Times.’ Better would be to say: ‘H...

20 Apr 14

Such a project would need an almost unlimited budget and time to create tunnels long enough to cross the Atlantic, he added. Super high-speed vehicles would also need to be developed in order to make a trip beneath the ocean comparable to takin...

20 Apr 14

The Wright brothers’ critical insight was the importance of “lateral stability” — that is, wingtip-to-wingtip stability — to flight. And their great innovation was something they called “wing warping,” in which they used a series of pulleys that...

20 Apr 14

We know a few things about money and life. We know that market wages (pre-tax, pre-transfer) are flat-lining or falling for middle- and lower-income Americans thanks to globalization, technology, marriage- and geographical sorting, the decline o...

19 Apr 14

In 1969, Playboy published a long, freewheeling interview with Marshall McLuhan in which the media theorist and sixties icon sketched a portrait of the future that was at once seductive and repellent. Noting the ability of digital computers to a...

19 Apr 14

Play is nothing if not social. Games organize play, allowing us to wrangle and experiment with the world. When we play games, more often than not, it’s us under the microscope. Video games, however, have been a bit of an aberration in the histo...

17 Apr 14

This article is about a publicly available dataset of bicycle journey data that contains enough information to track the movements of individual cyclists across London, for a six month period just over a year ago. I’ll also explore how this dat...

16 Apr 14

As the United States sank into the Great Depression, a photographer named Dorothea Lange turned her attention away from studio and portrait work toward the suffering she was seeing around her. After taking a job as a photographer for the Resettl...

06 Apr 14

plerudulier: always appreciate the pictures Dion associates his post with. Originally posted on On Web Strategy | Dion Hinchcliffe: I’m looking forward to traveling to Paris, France the week after next to provide the opening keynote to the In...

02 Apr 14

plerudulier: Almost at that time did I decide to jump ship and change from Yahoo! email to Gmail. Originally posted on TIME: If you wanted to pick a single date to mark the beginning of the modern era of the web, you could do a lot worse than...

01 Apr 14

Originally posted on KAP. Design Blog: Early conceptual sketch for ‘Centre for Business and Social Entrepreneurship Overview’ information graphic by KAP Design. Click to view larger. First things first. When designing information graphics, foc...

30 Mar 14

KAREN KAWABATA represents the best of Japan’s intellectual capital. She has just graduated from the University of Tokyo, the most prestigious in the country. Wry and poised, with an American mother and Japanese father, she has the languages and ...

30 Mar 14

Motion capture isn’t new, of course. The Wii and Kinect first introduced the technology on a mass scale in our living rooms. But the Kinect and Wii work by using larger sensors spaced out in a room — infrared projectors, cameras, accelerometers ...

29 Mar 14

Five years ago, a team of researchers from Google announced a remarkable achievement in one of the world’s top scientific journals, Nature. Without needing the results of a single medical check-up, they were nevertheless able to track the spread...

28 Mar 14

In the job hunt, you need to build a strong résumé. Leah Bowman used Lego to construct the ultimate first impression on her search. Lego played a large part in Bowman’s childhood growing up Danish, so she was inspired to use the Lego Digital Des...

27 Mar 14

Originally posted on TechCrunch: “The attraction of the American revolution transported me suddenly to my place. I felt myself tranquil only when sailing between the continent whose powers I had braved.” —Lafayette, Letter to the Bailli de Ploë...

24 Mar 14

Is the world of online gaming racist? Thursday was the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination or, if you prefer, Don’t Be Racist Day. But for many black gamers there is unlikely to have been much respite. According ...

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