New Archive Makes Available 800,000 Pages Documenting the History of Film, Television & Radio

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Film buffs and scholars have a new cache at their fingertips. The Media History Digital Library has made hundreds of thousands of pages of film and broadcasting history available in a searchable digital archive they’ve called Lantern, an open access, interactive library.

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The Origins Project Brings Together Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss, Bill Nye, Ira Flatow, and More on One Stage

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It often seems, at least to me, that our culture is slowly sliding backward when it comes to science education.

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The Art of Data Visualization: How to Tell Complex Stories Through Smart Design

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The volume of data in our age is so vast that whole new research fields have blossomed to develop better and more efficient ways of presenting and organizing information. One such field is data visualization, which can be translated in plain English as visual representations of information.

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Ira Glass on the Art and Craft of Telling Great Radio Stories

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As television news continues its pathetic slide into the abyss of celebrity worship, political partisanship and 24-hour punditry, its encouraging to note that in one area of traditional broadcasting there is actually something of a renaissance going on.

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Italian Photographer Maurizio Galimberti Creates Cubist Polaroid Collages of Artists & Celebrities

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Five years ago Polaroid announced that they would no longer make analog instamatic film. At that moment, if one listened carefully, one could almost hear some of the 20th century’s most famous artists wail in despair, even from the grave. Ansel Adams loved Polaroid and shot some of his famous Yosemite images in that format first.

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Watch the New Pirate Bay Documentary Free Online

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Last Friday night, TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. Moments later, the indie documentary became freely available online, which left the film’s director, Simon Klose, grinning, not grumbling. It makes sense when you consider the premise of the film.

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PBS Short Video “Bad Behavior Online” Takes on the Phenomenon of Cyberbullying

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Internet trolls are very touchy people. Sometimes their rage is targeted at public figures, institutions, or groups who do and say horrible things (the Westboro Baptist Church comes to mind). More often, the phenomenon of “trolling” is a free-for-all of absurdist online pranks or verbal abuse directed at anyone and everyone.

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Nate Silver (Sporting a Cookie Monster T-Shirt) Talks Serious Stats with Conan O’Brien

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Even if you hate or fear statistics, you’ve surely become more than aware in recent months of one particular statistician: Nate Silver.

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How a Crossword Puzzle is Made: Behind the Scenes with The New York Times

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If you still subscribe to old-fashioned print newspapers, chances are it’s because you like doing crossword puzzles and putting pen(cil) to paper.

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A Celebration of Retro Media: Vinyl, Cassettes, VHS, and Polaroid Too

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In going digital, we’ve gained some convenience. That’s undeniable. But we’ve lost much when it comes to aesthetics and quality too. (Neil Young makes that point again and again.

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