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Posted on May 27, 2016

  • The Afterlife of PolaroidThe company presents a case study in photography as a phenomenon of the instantaneous. | The Nation
  • Sunk – How a Chinese billionaire’s dream of making an underwater fantasy blockbuster turned into a legendary movie fiasco. | Atavist Magazine
  • Which Rock Star Will Historians of the Future Remember?The most important musical form of the 20th century will be nearly forgotten one day. People will probably learn about the genre through one figure — but who might that be? | New York Times Magazine
  • 13, right now – This is what it’s like to grow up in the age of likes, lols and longing | The Washington Post
  • Ethics and the Eye of the BeholderThomas Pogge, one of the world’s most prominent ethicists, stands accused of manipulating students to gain sexual advantage. Did the fierce champion of the world’s disempowered abuse his own power? | Buzzfeed
  • Special Report: The Keyhole SevenWhen a group of canyoneering beginners were swept away in a flash flood last September, it was the worst disaster in Zion’s 97-year history. And it illustrates a growing question: How far should national parks go to keep their visitors safe? | Outside
  • Digital work marketplaces impose a new balance of powerCan we reverse the diminishing power of workers in a world of hyper-geographically mobile work? — New Internationalist
  • This $5 Billion Software Company Has No Sales StaffAtlassian sold $320 million worth of business software last year without a single sales employee. Everyone else in the industry noticed | Bloomberg
  • ABOUT FACE – Shane Neilson always thought that bipolar disorder had permanently distorted his facial expressions. But the truth ran much deeper. | Maisonneuve
  • Obama’s Historic Hiroshima VisitThe president is the first sitting American leader to make a trip to the city that was bombed by the U.S. with a nuclear device. | The Atlantic

    Fifty Years Under a Cloud — The uneasy search for our atomic history | Harper’s

  • Google Has a Plan to Kill Off PasswordsPasswords are annoying to remember and can be insecure, so Google is turning to a new form of authentication to protect our personal information. | MIT Technology Review

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