Digital Culture

Airbnb of Cloud Computing Tops Indiegogo - Press Release

This press release was orginally distributed by ReleaseWire<p>Porto, Portugal -- (ReleaseWire) -- 12/08/2017 -- Bang, just like that, Holo raised 80% of …

Citizen Journalism

New App, Litlong, Lets You Take a Literary Tour of Edinburgh: Features 50,000 Book Excerpts

FYI. The University of Edinburgh and Napier University have teamed up to create Litlong, a website and mobile app that lets you explore Edinburgh and …

Culture

Neil Young Offers His Entire Catalog of Music Free Online (Until June), at the Highest Digital Audio Quality Possible

Neil Young has always been an artist in conversation with the world around him—a troubadour, truth-teller, town crier, and chronicler of the excesses …

Culture

Could a Restored 60s Classic Be the Most Romantic Movie of the Year?

When <i>Women in Love</i>, Ken Russell’s erotically-charged adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s 1920 novel premiered in 1969, it caused a sensation. The film captivated audiences with then-revolutionary depictions of sex and subtext beyond the heteronormative, and became a box-office hit and awards contender …

Culture

The awe-inspiring buildings created as temples of tech

The gods of science, speed and industry have always had their followers. Jonathan Glancey explores their impressive, imperious places of worship.<p>Each year, more than 100,000 visitors trek through and around a cluster of solemn, hauntingly impressive late-18th Century buildings on the hem of …

Culture

Special Briefing: Bitcoin’s Remarkable Ride

<i>This is an OZY Special Briefing, an extension of the Presidential Daily Brief. The Special Briefing tells you what you need to know about an</i> …

Bitcoin

The FCC is Getting Pretty Touchy About This Whole Net Neutrality Business

They just released a majorly salty, "myth"-busting fact sheet.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Internet Culture & Politics<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll …

Net Neutrality

Bitcoin Is Still Dead

A few years ago I wrote a piece called “Bitcoin Is Dead” and about once a week since then I’ve gotten an email from some aggrieved techno-utopian …

Conservative View

Why America’s Net Neutrality Battle Is a Feminist Issue

Culture

Why it’s important to have a strong Digital Customer Experience Culture in your Organisation

A strong digital identity allows an organisation to be close to its customers across channels, wherever they are, and helps in building long-lasting …

Customer Experience

Net Neutrality Explained and Defended in a Doodle-Filled Video: The Time to Act is Now

By the end of December, net neutrality may be a thing of the past. We'll pay the price. You'll pay the price. Comcast, Verizon and AT&T will make out …

Internet

A Digital Archive of 1,800+ Children’s Books from UCLA

In the early 18th century, the novel was seen as a frivolous and trivial form at best, a morally corrupting one at worst. Given that the primary …

Culture

The Economic Case Against an A.T. & T.-Time Warner Merger

Donald Trump has given us a number of reasons to suspect that he may be behind the Justice Department’s lawsuit to prevent the entertainment company Time Warner from merging with the communications giant A.T. & T. Time Warner owns CNN, which Trump is in a running battle with. During last year’s …

Culture

Thank you, Phish fans, for caring about net neutrality

As the battle to save the web gets underway, jam band aficionados are on the front lines.<p>It’s easy to let your eyes glaze over when it comes to net …

Culture

Net Neutrality, the Naval Crash, and Everything You Need to Know for Those Awkward Thanksgiving Dinner Conversations

Donald Trump is in Mar-a-lago; Congress is in recess. But that doesn’t mean that the current events conversations in your life will come to a halt, too (although we hope you get to take a break, preferably outside, in some nature). Instead, your political know-how might need to be even sharper at …

Culture

How to Take a Class From Harvard—and Over 800 Other Universities—for Free

Ever wish you'd had time to take that interesting class at university, but could never fit it into your schedule? Or, perhaps you're simply a curious individual who loves learning. The rise of MOOCS—massive open online courses—is a great place to get university-level learning from the comfort of …

Learning

Talking to an Artist Whose Paintings are Mass-Produced for Hotel Rooms

John Cerasulo’s commercial art features landscapes, flowers, and melancholy dogs in sweaters.<p>In all the low-budget hotels in all the world, the decor …

Culture

Why New Show "Versus" is Trying to Get Women to Play Sports

After finding that more girls are dropping out of sports, Gatorade and Go90 teamed up to portray women playing sports, as inspiration to girls around …

Culture

Taylor Swift Outsold Every Other Album on the Billboard 200 Combined • chorus.fm

Brittany Hodak, writing at Forbes:<p><i>Reputation</i> sold north 1.2 million units in its first measured week. The other 199 albums on the Billboard 200 …

Music

Artist Turns Stretch Marks Into Art In Order To Encourage People To Be Proud Of Them

This is the idea behind the project by a Pakistani artist Sarah Shakeel who is conquering many web users with her unusual photos. The artist is …

Culture

Seeing double

While the subjects and overlaid work all vary greatly in design and pose, the eyes and mouths of each all receive special attention. No subject’s …

Can a Social-Justice App Be Art?

When you open the Web application Bail Bloc, it doesn’t feel like you’re looking at art, or chipping away at the prison-industrial complex, or really doing anything at all; the program just hums in the background. But, according to the project’s creators, while Bail Bloc users check e-mail, read …

Culture

Can Corporations Save the World?

<i>OZY and JPMorgan Chase & Co. have partnered to bring you an inside look at how entrepreneurs are coming up with innovative methods to help the</i> …

Culture

The Guardian view on the museums review: where’s the cash?

Museums are at the heart of national and local culture. But they have been starved of funding for a decade<p>There are obvious things that lend a place its identity: the cathedral or the town hall, or the canal and the old warehouses. And then there are the identifiers that are often overlooked, yet …

Culture

The Digital Ruins of a Forgotten Future

Second Life was supposed to be the future of the internet, but then Facebook came along. Yet many people still spend hours each day inhabiting this virtual realm. Their stories—and the world they’ve built—illuminate the promise and limitations of online life.<p>Gidge Uriza lives in an elegant wooden …

Augmented Reality

Chinese Firm Buying Lip-Sync App Musical.ly For Up To $1 Billion

Digital lip-syncing aimed at teens is officially a big, big business: Chinese tech company Bytedance has announced it plans to "merge" with — acquire — Musical.ly, a popular lip-synching app launched in China in 2013.<p>Financial terms of the deal weren't included in today's announcement, but news …

Music

Artist Imagines a Beautiful World Where Giant Animals Coexist With Tiny Humans

Australian digital artist Eben (a.k.a. “ebenism“) used his digital manipulation skills to create a wonderful collection of photos that imagine a …

Culture

Once An Underground Currency, Bitcoin Emerges As 'A New Way To Track Information'

The digital currency's value has gone from zero to $120 billion in nine years. <i>Digital Gold</i> author Nathaniel Popper says major banks are looking into the possibilities of its decentralized network.

Bitcoin

Watch: Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell laugh at terrible dad jokes

What's the best way to promote a dad-centric comedy? Why, with dad jokes, of course!<p>In the lead-up to <i>Daddy's Home 2,</i> Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg …

Will Ferrell

The Twilight of the Analog Photo Booth

The effort to save a rare beast on the road to extinction.<p>On a recent Saturday morning in New York, the analog photo booth in the Ace Hotel on 29th …

Culture