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Burning Man

August 27th, 2014 7:38 PM

Filed under: music, art, festival

This week, tens of thousands of “burners” descend upon the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada to participate in the annual Burning Man festival, which has been described as a temporary experimental community for art, “radical self-expression” and “radical self-reliance.”

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In the Media

Coming Soon: A U.S. Federal Meme Database?

August 27th, 2014 6:15 PM

Filed under: twitter, hate speech, surveillance

According to the latest report from the Washington Free Beacon, the National Science Foundation has granted nearly $1 million to a group of researchers at Indiana University for the development of an online database that can detect, track and catalogue “suspicious memes" circulating on Twitter, especially those relating to hate speech and smearing.

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Funny Store Signs

August 27th, 2014 4:36 PM

Filed under: blackboard, store, marquee

Since the early 2000s, these photographs of store signs have circulated through various image-hosting sites and social media platforms, often featuring humorous marquees, blackboards and other storefront displays.

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