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Preserving Instagram's 
#perfect troll

Preserving Instagram's #perfect troll

Rhizome is ensuring that online art doesn't die on the whims of corporations. Digital Conservator Dragan Espenschied and artist Amalia Ulman discuss the tech of preserving social media performance.

Long-read this

Long-read this

This weekend's reading includes the "Proust of our generation" traveling across North America, a conspiracy theory that's being taken quite seriously, and an account of a terrorist group going legit.

Know Your Meme

Know Your Meme

Every workplace has its own dictionary. We asked the meme tyrants at Know Your Meme to throw us a scrap of internal lingo, featuring "deadpool", "brones" and "super robo Jesus".

Eminem used my code and I'm OK with that

Eminem used my code and I'm OK with that

We've come to expect online content to be free, thanks to open source code and Creative Commons licensing. As corporations take advantage of that content, does it pose a danger to the system?

Art shows to see this spring: Bjork, TV is TV, The Nu-Mu Triennial

Art shows to see this spring: Bjork, TV is TV, The Nu-Mu Triennial

Spring is almost here and it's time to look ahead to all the cultural happenings coming up once winter has thawed. These are the some art shows we're looking forward to seeing.

Bruce Sterling on 
why you shouldn't care 
how SIRI feels

Bruce Sterling on why you shouldn't care how SIRI feels

Science fiction writer and a founder of cyberpunk Bruce Sterling shares his thoughts on whether or not it might be necessary to create non-human rights for artificial intelligence.

Takeout ennui

Takeout ennui

At a loss for words? Introducing the Neu Dictionary, here to define your favorite unclassified minutia. This week we're talking about takeout food decisions, with acute specificity.

Indie games to play this spring: Grapple, Heartbeats, Sunset

Indie games to play this spring: Grapple, Heartbeats, Sunset

Spring is almost here and it's time to look ahead to all the cultural happenings coming up once winter has thawed. These are the some indie games looking forward to playing.

The near and far future of libraries

The near and far future of libraries

As archives become digital and machines become smarter, what function will libraries serve ten years and ten thousand years from now? Hopes&Fears asks the experts.

I'm a human guinea pig for tobacco experiments

I'm a human guinea pig for tobacco experiments

A paid tobacco experiment study participant talks about levers, FMRIs, EKGs, pizza bagels and dolphins on acid, as part of Hopes&Fears' anonymous interview series.

Movies to watch this spring: Chappie, White God, Tomorrowland

Movies to watch this spring: Chappie, White God, Tomorrowland

Spring is almost here and it's time to look ahead to all the cultural happenings coming up once winter has thawed. These are the movies we're looking forward to most.

How can you tell you are being watched online?

How can you tell you are being watched online?

Hopes&Fears answers questions from our readers and friends, with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, we're wondering about internet privacy.

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