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The Data Drive: A Paper Internet From an Alternate Universe

Many artists and scientists have considered printing the Internet on the requisite 136 billion pieces of standard (8″x11″) paper — few have tried. Still fewer have fed such sheets of paper into a printer, printed out the world’s most famous websites, cut them up, resized and reassembled them with original content before scanning the product back into a computer and posting it online. 1,010 more words


The Russian Information War

“The point is to spoil , to create the atmosphere of hate, to make it so stinky that normal people won’t want to touch it.”

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Taking a Broom to the Web

Almost everyone has been exposed to one of those ‘shock videos’ that usually makes its way through high school gossip and internet headlines. It forces the thought that humans are much more depraved then we naturally assume. 482 more words

Incredible Photos From New York City's 17-Year-Old 'Outlaw Instagrammer'

Humza Deas, 17, is a certified daredevil.

The teen, recently profiled in New York Magazine by Adrian Chen, is what Chen calls an “outlaw Instagrammer;” a kid who explores the forbidden, dangerous heights of Manhattan without abandon, snapping photos along the way. 202 more words


Gamergate Supporters Partied at a Strip Club This Weekend

Adrian Chen went to a strip club. With Gamergate evangelists. (For New York Magazine)

Friday night at the Show Palace Gentlemen’s Club in Long Island City, Queens, a high school senior named Dieter wearing a striped blue button-down tucked into creased khakis slumped in a plush red chair, underwhelmed by his first-ever strip club experience.

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This style of "music" will blow your mind

You know how they say 100 monkeys with 100 typewriters would eventually write the entire works of Shakespeare? Well if you gave 100 monkeys a pencil and got them to write music, before they emulated Beethoven they would probably come out with something like this. 433 more words


Homage to the Following

I’ve been fortunate enough to spend the past year-and-a-half sitting next to an incredibly talented researcher.

During those 18 months, we frequently shared articles and exchanged ideas; often discussing them at length. 477 more words