THE BEATLES MAY HAVE BEEN BIGGER THAN JESUS, BUT YEEZUS IS BIGGER THAN THE POPE. Last week Kanye West sold nearly $1 million in merchandise at his Madison Square Garden show, a commercial-religious accomplishment that’s particularly fitting considering Yeezy’s allusions to both Pablo Escobar and Saint Pablo, and the fact that the venue’s previous record holder was…


As part of our encrypted messaging application Bleep, we wanted to make it possible for peers to locate each other securely using only the BitTorrent distributed hash table (DHT). To support this we added some DHT extensions which we’re now open sourcing under the name Scout. Scout is useful for applications where small groups of…

It came from space, without warning. Nearly two years after Donald Glover completely blacked out his internet presence just because, the Atlien returned with a single tweet. That tweet contained a single link. That single link opened a single app, mysteriously titled Pharos, which launched us zooming through space with a countdown clock as our only…

Last December, we asked independent artists to weigh in on the present and future of creative sustainability. Not surprising, creators identified direct-to-fan distribution as most significant digitally-driven change. 59% of artists said getting their work discovered is the biggest challenge they face in their own career, followed by fan outreach. Digital distribution lives and dies…

First, they were assigned someone else’s dream. Second, they were asked to ‘capture the spirit of the dream’ they received. Third, they created a one-of-a-kind anthology film known as collective:unconscious … co-directed/interpreted by filmmakers Lily Baldwin, Frances Bodomo, Daniel Patrick Carbone, Josephine Decker, and Lauren Wolkstein. This rapid eye movement cinema premiered at the SXSW…