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In Edo Japan, Artists Captured Whales Like Never Before

In Edo Japan, Artists Captured Whales Like Never Before

The whaling industry was an important economic force in both the United States and Japan, but each society captured the subject matter very differently in art.

hyperallergic.com/427016/enlightened-encounters-manjiro-nakahama-east-unlocks-its-gates/

Erasing history

Erasing history

When an online news outlet goes out of business, its archives can disappear as well. The new battle over journalism’s digital legacy.

www.cjr.org/special_report/microfilm-newspapers-media-digital.php?utm_content=buffer77d4b/

Is It Possible to Game the Apple Podcast Charts?

Is It Possible to Game the Apple Podcast Charts? | Discover the Best Podcasts | Discover Pods

Is it possible to manipulate or hack the Apple Podcast charts to make a given podcast appear in the top 10? We look into the evidence where this may have happened.

discoverpods.com/game-hack-manipulate-apple-podcast-charts-itunes/

‘I’m More Afraid of Climate Change Than I Am of Prison’

‘I’m Just More Afraid of Climate Change Than I Am of Prison’

How a group of five activists called the Valve Turners decided to fight global warming by doing whatever it takes.

mobile.nytimes.com/2018/02/13/magazine/afraid-climate-change-prison-valve-turners-global-warming.html

“An Ass-Backward Tech Company”: How Twitter Lost the Internet War

“Just an Ass-Backward Tech Company”: How Twitter Lost the Internet War

Twitter faces more challenges than most technology companies: ISIS terrorists, trolls, bots, and Donald Trump. But its last line of defense, the company’s head of trust and safety, Del Harvey, isn’t making things easier.

www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/02/how-twitter-lost-the-internet-war/

Karl Smith is a New Zealander living in Melbourne, Australia. He's an art and design, tech, and pop culture enthusiast. Previous gigs include musician, concierge, picture framer, designer and product manager.