Gapminder: Global Statistics visualized

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Hans Rosling presents global statistics with the gusto of a sports announcer. A statistician and medical doctor, the Swedish Rosling earned his Ph.D. in 1986 by researching a paralytic disease, Konzo, which he discovered while working as a District Medical Officer in Nacala, Mozambique. From then on he’s been fascinated with statistics and the study […]

Do or Do Not: The Neurosky Mind Set

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I’ve taken the day off to take care of the family. I just got our 3 year-old girl down for a nap (no easy task) and I notice that there’s a package for me at the door. It’s the NeuroSky MindSet. Awesome. Perfect timing, I think. Getting a free moment to do anything becomes a […]

Thinking Outside The Bun

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Is it the way they end “why pay more” with an exclamation point instead of a question mark? Is it the multiplicity of the Spork? I’m not sure. I’m not sure why I’m willing to drive for at least twenty minutes — each direction — past a dozen or so family owned Mexican restaurants, past the […]

Revolutionary Jokers

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Recent revolutionary events have shown that simplistic western perceptions of a monolithic middle east are out of date, and even the very idea of a separated and distinct east and west hold little relevance in our connected modern world.  But what form does this modern revolution take? Albert Cossery’s satirical novel The Jokers, recently translated […]

Diary: Tim Hetherington 1970 – 2011

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  Camera + Directed by Tim Hetherington Edit + Sound design by Magali Charrier “Diary is a highly personal and experimental film that expresses the subjective experience of my work, and was made as an attempt to locate myself after ten years of reporting. It’s a kaleidoscope of images that link our western reality to […]

Books: Foreshadow of the Singularity?

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“The enlightenment has to be conceived as an attitude, an ethos, a philosophical life in which the critique of what we are is at one and the same time the historical analysis of the limits that are imposed on us and an experiment of possibly going beyond them.” – Michel Foucault   ENTER EMBEDDED SYSTEMS […]

How I Identify, Not My Identity

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“I’m gay.” It’s hard for me to think of a phrase that carries more undeserved weight of emotions. After all, the first thing so many people think of is a man. That, in and of itself is rather unfair. For me, I will always think of when I was fourteen and I stumbled upon an […]

Meth Mouth: The Art of Jesse Wiedel

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Jesse Wiedel paints Americana. That’s not to say his subjects are your run of the mill placated Protestants ornamented in shrouds of patriotic exceptionalism like the works of Norman Rockwell or Charles Wysocki. Nor are Wiedel’s creations Warholistic imitations screaming for attention like spoiled hipsters measuring their self-worth on the spectrum of irony. On his […]

Form, Function & Friction: A Vinyl Man in a Digital World

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Arguing about music is, more often than not, like arguing about religion, there’s bound to be hurt feelings and raised voices but rarely is an agreement reached. So when the discussion arises about what’s a better for music, analog or digital, aren’t we just rehashing Tastes Great vs Less Filling? Be you record collector, DJ, […]

The Meld #1: Google Street View

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The Meld: a continuous multimedia art project dependent on your participation. Meld #1: Go to Google Maps, then to street view, find a place where something in your life took place, take a selective screen capture: Mac: Command-Shift-4, then select an area. PC: go here: http://www.pcscreencapture.com/ Save it and then write 140 characters about the […]