21. Century Zeitgeist

Digital Arts in a Digital Age

From airplane patterns, to music rhythms, roads and various trackable human habits, online data is used to explore new frontiers in digital arts. The resulting images, figures or pieces are not just condensed information; it’s art. Data is the digital equivalent of a painter’s brush and canvas. Today, data driven art is an ever-growing field, yet there is no doubt that we have barely…
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Why We Established Beginning Node?

“The global system we are part of seems to be spinning out of control. Headlines around the world tell us something is amiss in many societies. I believe many of the developments we see today in individual countries and societies are part of an interconnected network of…
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Manipulation of Viewpoint

Our interpretation of history as well as our time, as it unfolds, are influenced by what we see, watch and read. How authentic, reconstructred or falsified they are? How are we influenced about how images conveyed messages? Do you recall the photograph in the title, which…
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The short-run effects of GDPR on technology venture investment

This article was originally published on VOX.EU, on 07/01/2019. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation was a landmark piece of legislation stipulating how businesses approach consumers’ privacy with regards to data. Using EU and US data, this column explores how the legislation impacted technology venture investment. The implementation of GDPR had an immediate, pronounced, and negative…
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Grappling With Globalization 4.0

“This article was written by Klaus Schwab and originally published on project-syndicate.org , on 11/05/2018.” The world is experiencing an economic and political upheaval that will not cease any time soon. The forces of the Fourth Industrial Revolution have ushered in a…
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I SOLD MY DATA FOR CRYPTO. HERE'S HOW MUCH I MADE

“This article was written by Gregory Barber and originally published on com , on 12/17/2018.” ON A RECENT Tuesday night, during a session of rash bedtime scrolling, I sold my Facebook data to a stranger in Buenos Aires. Reckless, maybe, but such was my newfound life…
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The Center Left and Globalization

“This article was written by Kemal Derviş and Caroline Conroy and originally published on project-syndicate.org, on 12/28/2018.” After promising to reform both France and the European Union, President Emmanuel Macron is now struggling to reclaim the public’s confidence and prove that he is not the “President of the Rich.” By pursuing a business-friendly reform agenda, Macron…
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The Facebook Dilemma

“This article originally published on pbs.org.” The promise of Facebook was to create a more open and connected world. But from the company’s failure to protect millions of users’ data, to the proliferation of “fake news” and disinformation, mounting crises…