This is a video made by The Glossary based on a 2005 commencement speech made by David Foster Wallace at Kenyon College. In it, he describes two different lives we all can pursue — one that is unconscious and bland, where we accept the things given to us at face value; and the other where we are free to [...]
Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves. The world’s entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a handful of private corporations. Want to read the papers featuring the most famous results of [...]
Poignant, real, and in good memory of Aaron Swartz.
It’s odd to read about the very unfortunate passing of a young man who has literally changed the face of the internet and free culture. Aaron Swartz, a young man at the age of 26, committed suicide in his Brooklyn apartment on Friday. I didn’t know him personally but a lot of what he invented, [...]
An inspiring talk by Sue Austin about how the wheelchair has increased her ability to enjoy life and live unrestricted by the common perceptions of the wheelchair-bound. The video of her diving in the wheelchair is fantastic!
Produced as part of the Corcoran School of Art + Design New Media Photojournalism Masters Program, this documentary called “Courier Culture” takes a look at messengers in the DC Metro area. The documentary looks at the way messengers make money and how their jobs are changing with the advent of the computer and electronic filing. [...]