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Socrata Foundation Established to Improve the World with Data
Fav if the phrase "compelling social ROI" kind of makes you cry blood
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Викихаус МГЛ
- Mongolia! Now there's a country with a Wikihouse chapter and a navy: ,
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The Spectacle of Disintegration: Lessons from a Peripheral Utopia...
IF YOU ALREADY know one thing about The Peripheral, it’s that William Gibson’s new novel sees him go back to the future. And not to just one future, but two —…
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6 days ago
Just how plastic are we? – Julie Guthman and Becky Mansfield – Aeon
The past decade has seen an avalanche of paradigm-shattering studies in the biological, toxicological and behavioural sciences: from findings published recently…
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6 days ago
The reluctant king of the hidden internet – Henry Farrell – Aeon
The Hidden Wiki holds the keys to a secret internet. To reach it, you need a special browser that can access ‘Tor Hidden Services’ – websites that have chosen…
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6 days ago
The Terrible War for Sri Lanka by Joshua Hammer
The Nanthi Kadal lagoon, a waist-high body of water extending for four miles along the northeast coast of Sri Lanka, bears few traces of the battle that took…
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8 days ago
What Even is African Literature Anyway
Is “African Literature” a genre or a curse, a tradition or a cordoning off?
(Aaron Bady: This conversation began, as conversations sometimes do, on twitter.…
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8 days ago
Visiting Africa: A Short Guide for Researchers
Image| Wambui Mwangi 2. You’re coming to co-create knowledge. Co-create.
3. Map the intellectual terrain. African intellectual work happens across multiple…
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The Terrible War for Sri Lanka by Joshua Hammer
No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka a film by Callum Macrae Noontide Toll by Romesh Gunesekera New Press, 237 pp., $24.95
9 days ago
“Scheherazade” - The New Yorker
Credit Photo Illustration by Merlin Each time they had sex, she told Habara a strange and gripping story afterward. Like Queen Scheherazade in “A Thousand and…
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9 days ago
Yesterday - The New Yorker
Credit Photograph by Michael Marcelle As far as I know, the only person ever to put Japanese lyrics to the Beatles song “Yesterday” (and to do so in the…
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9 days ago
Kino - The New Yorker
Credit Photograph by Michael Marcelle The man always sat in the same seat, the stool farthest down the counter. When it wasn’t occupied, that is, but it was…
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9 days ago
Norway: The Two Faces of Extremism by Hugh Eakin
Last summer, on the evening of August 16, 2014, Norway’s largest tabloid, Verdens Gang, posted on its website an extended videotaped interview with Ubaydullah…
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9 days ago
DISTINCTLY: Coromandel - a photo-poetry adventure | PledgeMe
About DISTINCTLY: Coromandel - a photo-poetry adventure Project 2015-01-13 23:31:25 +1300 The Project   Doesn't summer always end too soon? The holidays fly by, and then you're stuck back at the…
10 days ago
In Memory of David Carr, Who Made Me a Journalist
Stephen Chernin/AP Things have been hard since I got let go from TIME. Me and Kenyatta have been scrambling to hold everything together. Relationship is good—we've been in this situation before, so…
10 days ago
Love is (still) a battlefield | Little Atoms
image: Sophie Heawood/Little Atoms/Tinder In spite of the promises of apps such as Tinder and Happn, your chances of romance are likely to be determined by…
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10 days ago
The Crossroads of Should and Must — Medium
There are two paths in life: Should and Must. We arrive at this crossroads over and over again. And each time, we get to choose.
Over the past year I’ve chosen…
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11 days ago
“It’s war”: The inside story of how French cops responded to the Charlie Hebdo massacre — Matter — Medium
By Mac McClelland
The most interesting thing, to an outsider, about the morning J.R. was having on January 7, 2015, was how fervently he spent it wishing his…
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11 days ago
New Haruki Murakami Story, “Kino,” Now Online
#168138547 / gettyimages.com Briefly noted: Last spring, Haruki Murakami released a new collection of short stories in Japan, roughly translated as Men Without Women. If past trends hold, this…
11 days ago
Creatavist
Read Read Published Feb 17, 2015 Sara Sorcher Read
12 days ago
A New Way to Listen
by Indi Young February 17, 2015 Published in Web Strategy, Workflow & Tools, User Research ·
A note from the editors: In Practical Empathy, Indi Young…
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12 days ago
The Cat Went Over Radioactive Mountain
Don’t change color, kitty. Keep your color, kitty. Stay that midnight black. The radiation that the change implies can kill, and that’s a fact. -Lyrics from “10,000-Year Earworm…
12 days ago
Are efforts to limit presidential power in Africa working?
A campaign poster for incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan on a vehicle in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria, on Feb. 12. Nigeria has postponed a general election that was set to take place Feb. 14 amid…
12 days ago
The cloud - Icon Magazine
There’s something comforting about the wispy metaphor for the network that underpins most aspects of our daily lives. It’s easy to forget the reality of its…
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12 days ago
Punk (1979)
The most inclusive description of the art is that, termite-like, it feels its way through walls of particularization, with no sign that the artist has any…
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12 days ago
What ISIS Really Wants
Medyan Dairieh/Zuma/Alamy The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it…
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13 days ago
Jonathan Ive and the Future of Apple - The New Yorker
“So much of our manufactured environment testifies to carelessness,” Ive says. Things are “developed to be different, not better.” Credit Photograph by Pari…
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13 days ago
Rookie » Life Writing
🚨 ZADIE SMITH IN ROOKIE MAG 🚨 THIS IS NOT A DRILL
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13 days ago
The Chinese Logistical Sublime and Its Wasted Remains
This @ravelledfleeces post is a probing essay on the shipping industry's global ecosystem: http://t.co/CJsSwgZ2nD. http://t.co/kjhlBSOMkf
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13 days ago
Writing Live Fieldnotes: Towards a More Open Ethnography
August 2, 2012 | I just returned from fieldwork in China. I’m excited to share a new way I’ve been writing ethnographic fieldnotes, called live fieldnoting. I…
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13 days ago
Teaching Ethnography For User Experience: A Workshop On Occupy Wall Street
August 31, 2012 | Editor’s note: A few weeks ago, we saw our twitter stream light up with John Payne’s work on ethnography of Occupy. We quickly reached out to…
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13 days ago
Inside Dronestagram, the Instagram of beautiful aerial drone photos
Dronestagram, 2012: "Drones are terrifying."
Dronestagram, 2015: "Drones are beautiful."
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16 days ago
Dronestagram: The Drone’s-Eye View | booktwo.org
Dronestagram, 2012: "Drones are terrifying."
Dronestagram, 2015: "Drones are beautiful."
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16 days ago
What We Talk About When We Talk About States
Using the URL or DOI link below will ensure access to this page indefinitely Based on…
16 days ago
A regular expression for finding prime numbers
A regex for finding prime numbers. [[And now you have a no. of problems divisible only by itself and 1.]]
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16 days ago
The White House
HOLY WOW, SIGN MY PETITION FOR ALL LAUNCHES TO BE AT SUNSET!
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18 days ago
Spaces of Banana Control
Went looking for a banana bread recipe, found 's "Spaces of Banana Control":
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20 days ago
As We May Think
As Director of the Office of Scientific Research and Development, Dr. Vannevar Bush has coordinated the activities of some six thousand leading American…
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21 days ago
New Urbanist: The ghosts that keep your house safe - tech - 03 February 2015 - New Scientist
New Urbanist is a monthly column that explores how technology and design are changing our cities, homes, the built environment – and ourselves
Last month at the…
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21 days ago
CLEAN LINES, OPEN SPACES: A VIEW OF MID-CENTURY MODERN ARCHITECTURE (Full Version)
"Clean Lines, Open Spaces: A View of Mid-Century Modern Architecture," a new documentary produced by AETN's Mark Wilcken, focuses on the construction boom in…
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21 days ago
Networks of New York: An Internet Infrastructure Field Guide
This page is securely encrypted This page is hosted by MoonClerk. We use MoonClerk and Stripe to process card transactions.Your connection is encrypted with 128-bit encryption. The connection uses…
23 days ago
Past visions of future cities: where are our flying cars and hoverboards?
The 2010 Saturation City project imagined Melbourne in 40 years’ time, when sea levels have forced the city to concentrate into ‘superblocks’ rising above the water. Photograph:…
23 days ago
Profile: Olafur Eliasson On Art And Technology
Olafur Eliasson is an artist who is well-versed in technology. While perhaps not quite a digital native, he has become fluent in the language and tools that technology offers to artists. As a judge…
23 days ago
The Art of Management
Rob Myers
February 6th 2015
In “The Laws of Cool”, Lawrence Liu suggests we read management literature as literature. We can take this further and read the…
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24 days ago
The Realities of Installing iBeacon to Scale
Location aware technology as part of Bloomberg Connects is pretty vital.  We use it to tell the staff answering questions which gallery a visitor is standing in and what works of art are…
24 days ago
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