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- Fact Over Fiction Dept.: the truth about BitTorrent and piracy.
- Knowledge Preservation Dept.: artists whose work enters the public domain in 2013.
- The Final Frontier Dept.: open-sourcing space with Copenhagen Suborbitals.
- The Visible Web Dept.: a Big Internet Museum. Not open during Brazilian Carnival.
- The End of the World Dept.: the New Math of End Times.
- A Message from Us Dept.: What is BitTorrent?
- Dope Beet Dept. (pun intended): this student made a BeetBox with actual beets. Jammin’.
- The Nostalgia Dept.: Remember Arcade Fire’s lovely trip-down-memory-lane video, The Wildnerness Downtown? The postcards to your younger self part lives on, and there’s a Twitter feed too.
- The Resolution Dept.: 2013 is right around the corner. Start figuring out how to design your life.
It’s that time of the year (y’know, when you throw money at 501c3s to reduce your tax burden). Internet Archive has a generous donor pledging 3x whatever people donate until 12/31, so donating $1 turns into $4 of storage space. IA is kind of a big deal, and is also constantly in need of more funds, so this is a great opportunity.
And while we’re at it, here are some more tech orgs that are trying to keep the Internet awesome.
EFF — The Electronic Frontier Foundation is dedicated to making sure we have rights online, just like offline
ibiblio — Providing web hosting for all sorts of great nonprofits
(If you ever used SunSITE or metalab to download Linux, you have ibiblio to thank. ibiblio’s also doing some neat stuff with torrent hosting at http://terasaur.org/)
- Dope Record Label Dept.: our friends over at XL get the GIF-iti treatment, courtesy of INSA.
- Best Of The Best Ofs Dept.: Hype Machine captures the zeitgeist in illustration, and Google presents the year in search.
- The Details Make The Difference Dept.: UI ingenuity gets served on Little Big Details.
- It’s About Time Dept.: 14 video games are added to MoMA’s permanent collection.
- And a quick dispatch from the Legitimacy Dept.: Matt Mason talks the future of BitTorrent with PBS MediaShift.
This week we hung out with Tim Ferriss, and decided to take on traditional publishing. We brought new music from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah to your client. We caught a screening of The Bones Brigade: A Documentary (Go. See. This.), and gave back to the Relief Effort in New York. We got to hear what’s good from software developer, producer and performance artist Robert McDonald. And we scoured the web, looking for amazing objects.
Herewith, the three best free things on the Internet.
We also signed up for the free webcast of Future of Music Coalition’s Summit happening this coming Tuesday. In-depth discussions on how the recent election results will impact music policy and how artists can leverage emerging digital channels will be in the mix. It’s an event not to be missed so make sure you register here.
Have a great weekend and start it off right with the best free things on the Internet.
This week, we talked to Mario Estrada about what makes for beautiful UI design, and what artists should be doing online. We welcomed decorative gourd season with this. And we’re standing with our Mo Bros. Get involved.
Best weekend ever. Kick it off with three of the best free things on the Internet.
This week, we talked to An Nguyen: our favorite engineer/autocross racer/video game designer (and felt decidedly less badass by comparison). We stayed up late on Thursday night learning how to solder and got a surprise visit from legendary sound engineer Young Guru the following day. Finally, it was nice for us to see Humble Bundle raise +1.7MM for independent authors.
Happy weekend. Kick it off with the three best free things on the Internet.
We kicked the week off with a nice lil’ infographic illustrating how BitTorrent + The Internet Archive offer up more licensed and legal content than Hulu, Netflix, and Vudu…combined. See it for yourself. Also, there was a Palooza at our offices where our Engineers hacked on ideas that’ll help shape the future of what we’re doing.
Speaking of the Internet Archive, we unearthed a few more treasures from their library. From honoring the women in the sciences on Ada Lovelace day to remembering Elliott Smith, we’ve got you covered.
This week was quite eventful. We attended SF MusicTech Summit where our own panelist, Matt Mason, had the quote of the day: “Data is the new hustle.” Read the entire recap, here. We also caught up with another member of our team, Yuri Cárdenas, who, as Senior Producer for Interactive Media, is responsible for making sure our Featured Content releases see the light of day.
Of course, we discovered some more hidden gems from the Internet Archive. Enjoy your Sunday and we’ll have more exciting updates to bring you this next week.