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Omniveillance & iconicity.

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First they come for your civil liberties; the books are an afterthought.

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nowsnows

If we can make it there, we can make it anywhere.

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Music for escaping the time to which it returns us.

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Quinn Norton explains how Anonymous came for the lulz, & stayed to free us.

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I am become John Galt, destroyer of worlds.

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Machine, mind, and music.

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A short film of beauty & buried assumptions.

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Virtuosic mimicry meets techno-geek genius.

Occupy Kennington Common: London's Great Chartist Meeting, 1848

The history and power of the Occupy libraries.

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All for the better, even in this broken world.

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In hiking & poetry, choosing not to choose.

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Occupy Wall Street and the ways of the wild.

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As Ed Champion argues, it’s a great workplace novel.

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Confronting death, it’s borders all the way down.

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Shared bikes and the virtues of the commons.

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Ian Bogost on Barry Winogrand and picturing pictures of things.

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The running dogs of digital culture.

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For Alaska’s Bear Glacier, the dead letter office.

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29er29er

On 9/11, the time it took to slip into the semantics of our end times.

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The African legacy of the father of country music.

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A vision of knowledge and cooperation, taken by the wind.

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Wakley-toon72

But the question is, who stole first?

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Matthew Battles’ version of an archive-bound Chinook tale.