How to Start a Start-Up: A Free Course from Y Combinator Taught at Stanford

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If you have any entrepreneurial aspirations, you’ve likely heard of Y Combinator (YC), an accelerator based in Silicon Valley that’s been called “the world’s most powerful start-up incubator” (Fast Company) or “a spawning ground for emerging tech giants” (Fortune).

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The Source Code for the Apollo 11 Moon Landing Mission Is Now Free on Github

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If you listen to the conspiracy theorists, they’ll tell you that Stanley Kubrick helped fake the Apollo 11 moon landing mission in 1969.

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David Lynch Despises Product Placement & Watching Movies on iPhones (NSFW)

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When one first encounters the surreal sensibilities of David Lynch on film, it’s hard to know what to expect of the man behind them.

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1930s Fashion Designers Predict How People Would Dress in the Year 2000

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From 1930 to 1941, Pathetone Weekly ran film clips that highlighted ‘the novel, the amusing and the strange.’ At some point during the 1930s (the exact date isn’t clear), Pathetone asked American designers to look roughly 70 years into the future and hazard a guess about how women might dress in Year 2000.

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Explore Harvard’s Iconic Spaces with 360° Interactive Videos

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For me, nothing captures those occasional feelings of post-graduate yearning like “I Wish I Could Go Back to College,” a N-quite-SFW track from the Broadway musical, Avenue Q.

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The History of Electronic Music, 1800-2015: Free Web Project Catalogues the Theremin, Fairlight & Other Instruments That Revolutionized Music

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Hang around this site long enough and you’ll learn a thing or two about electronic music, whether it’s a very brief history of the Moog synthesizer, or the Theremin, or an enormous, obscure ancient ancestor, the Telharmonium.

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Aldous Huxley Predicts in 1950 What the World Will Look Like in the Year 2000

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I’ve been thinking lately about how and why utopian fiction shades into dystopian. Though we sometimes imagine the two modes as inversions of each other, perhaps they lie instead on a continuum, one along which all societies slide, from functional to dysfunctional.

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How to Build Stuff: A Free Short Course on Making Prototypes by Entrepreneur Dan Gelbart

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Dan Gelbart, a Vancouver-based electrical engineer, helped create a company called Creo, which Kodak bought in 2005 for roughly $1 billion.

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Edward Snowden & Jean-Michel Jarre Record a Techno Protest Song, “Exit”

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For his new album, Electronica Volume II: The Heart Of Noise, Jean-Michel Jarre, a pioneer in electronic and ambient music, collaborated on a recording with Edward Snowden, the former CIA computer analyst-turned-whistleblower. Cue up their song, “Exit,” above.
At first glance, it perhaps seems like an unlikely pairing.

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Artificial Intelligence Creativity Machine Learns to Play Beethoven in the Style of The Beatles’ “Penny Lane”

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It is the end of term this week and my film production students asked me to name my favorite part of filmmaking. I told them it’s directing, as it’s something I so rarely get to do (compared to writing) yet so involving that an entire day goes by in a flash.

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