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How Radio Broadcasting Works: An Animated Explanation from 1937
How Radio Broadcasting Works: An Animated Explanation from 1937

From oscillator to audience, or how the music of the orchestra travels from the studio to your home.

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Comic Books for Grown-Ups: 10 Masterpieces of Graphic Nonfiction
Comic Books for Grown-Ups: 10 Masterpieces of Graphic Nonfiction

Seeing the world in six-panel strips, or what Allen Ginsberg has to do with the wonders of zygotes.

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The Influencing Machine: A Brief Visual History of the Media
The Influencing Machine: A Brief Visual History of the Media

What a statue of Saddam has to do with cognitive bias, or how to think critically about improving information.

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Make Love, Not Porn: Technology’s Hardcore Impact on How We Act
Make Love, Not Porn: Technology’s Hardcore Impact on How We Act

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Douglas Coupland on Marshall McLuhan’s Prophecy
Douglas Coupland on Marshall McLuhan’s Prophecy

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The Conscience of Television
The Conscience of Television

What Lucille Ball has to do with the dot-com bubble, or why 2001 was the beginning of the end for TV comedy.

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Tom Wolfe on Marshall McLuhan for His 100th Would-Be Birthday
Tom Wolfe on Marshall McLuhan for His 100th Would-Be Birthday

How the man who coined the global village became the first seer of cyberspace and digital empowerment.

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Harvard’s Steven Pinker on Violence and Human Nature
Harvard’s Steven Pinker on Violence and Human Nature

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7 Must-Read Books on the Future of Information and the Internet
7 Must-Read Books on the Future of Information and the Internet

From retrofuturist media prophecies to the cognitive consequences of mobile-everything.

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The Future of Art: An Immediated Autodocumentary
The Future of Art: An Immediated Autodocumentary

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