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This Summer, A City Will Pay Every Citizen a Standard Monthly Income
This Summer, A City Will Pay Every Citizen a Standard Monthly Income

The University of Utrecht partners with its municipal government to test out basic unconditional income

If you are one of the 1.4 million Americans making federal minimum wage, you earn $7.25 an hour. That $7.25, you might argue, isn’t enough for basic living—which is why you may favor states that have adopted a living wage of up to $15 an hour.

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Straight Up, Vinyl Sounds (and Looks) Better
Straight Up, Vinyl Sounds (and Looks) Better

Floating Record is a self-contained high-performance turntable that plays vinyl records vertically

As music moves deeper into the digital age, there is a backlash occurring among audiophiles. More and more, music purists are rediscovering the pleasures of vinyl records played on turntables, and indie bands like Daft Punk are selling more of their albums on vinyl as well. In the midst of the resurgence of records, Chicago’s electronics startup Gramovox has reimagined the turntable with their Floating Record, which turns the listening experience on its ear.

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Atomic Time Just Gave Us Extra Second, Spend It Watching 1-Second Film
Atomic Time Just Gave Us Extra Second, Spend It Watching 1-Second Film

BAFTA-nominated director Gary Tarn's created the shortest film ever made

Blink and you could miss it. #LeapSecondMovie, the shortest film ever made, is a collection of 25 frames and four notes created by director Gary Tarn that lasts exactly one second.

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A Parenting Site Designed for the Digital Man
A Parenting Site Designed for the Digital Man

Fatherly, the editorial resource for dads, sources content dependent on the age of your child

Did you know that from the time your child is born to the time they reach 18, you have exactly 940 Saturdays with them? Do you have any idea what you’re going to do with them on all of those days? Look no further than Fatherly: the next-generation digital lifestyle guide for men that replaces content about pints with how-to change a diaper while managing a tech website or build a killer sandcastle at the beach.

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Social Movement Projects Crying Babies onto Factory Smoke
Social Movement Projects Crying Babies onto Factory Smoke

Chinese company Xiao Zhu is conveying the dangers of air pollution by showing what can happen to future generations now

Xiao Zhu, a Chinese company, is projecting huge beams of light of suffering children onto toxic smoke as a way to promote a new social movement for clean air and sustainable business. The strategy is bold, horrific, and resourceful.

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No Mirror? Use 450 Penguins Instead
No Mirror? Use 450 Penguins Instead

Get a bird’s eye view of yourself with Daniel Rozin’s latest interactive art work

Don’t look now, but 450 penguins are mimicking your every move. It may sound like a horror movie, but it’s actually an installation in which motorized toys form a mechanical mirror. Through the color contrast on their bodies, the penguins create a silhouette which moves in sync with the viewer.

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See the World’s (Instagram) Sunrises and Sunsets as They Happen
See the World’s (Instagram) Sunrises and Sunsets as They Happen

All Our Yesterdays is a visualization of #sunsets and #sunrises, uploaded on Instagram, and captured on a map in real time

Somewhere in the world, right this moment, a sunrise or a sunset is running its course rather majestically. And somewhere in this world, someone is capturing it on Instagram. Designer and photographer Michelle Chandra has made viewing these moments easy with All Our Yesterdays, maps that visualize Instagram sunsets and sunrises in real time.

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Cross-Country Road Trip Seeks to Uncover Hotbeds of Creativity
Cross-Country Road Trip Seeks to Uncover Hotbeds of Creativity

Everyhere Logistics is a collection of guerilla pop-up exhibitions to get creative juices flowing across the country

This August, an initiative called Everyhere Logistics is sending 10 teams of artists from the east and west coast to participate in secret night markets in different cities across the country.

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Charitable Cryptocurrency Fueled By Youngster’s Drawings Helps Impoverished Children
Charitable Cryptocurrency Fueled By Youngster’s Drawings Helps Impoverished Children

UNICEF and the H&M Conscious Foundation are using a new cryptocurrency to engage kids and develop global Early Childhood Development programs

There are countless ways for adults to show a little humanity and give back to their fellow man; thousands upon thousands of charities and programs exist across a myriad of fields for grownups to donate to. Today there is a collaboration between UNICEF and the H&M Conscious Foundation which now allows children to exhibit some compassion as well.

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Data-Driven Art Brings New Life to the CNN Center
Data-Driven Art Brings New Life to the CNN Center

Atlanta artists are creating life-sized hashtags and social media creatures to engage studio creativity

To celebrate the launch of The Daily Share, CNN‘s HLN has commissioned local Atlanta artists to create a series of artistic installations for its studios. The new flagship show relies on social media stats to drive its coverage, and the artwork brings this same concept straight into the HLN workplace.

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Nomadic Sculptures are Gifts that Want to be Regifted
Nomadic Sculptures are Gifts that Want to be Regifted

The Messenger is a ceramic carrier pigeon meant to travel between far-flung recipients

Welcome to the age of nomadic gifting, where presents travel from recipient to recipient, and message trumps a material object. The courier of nomadic giving is The Messenger, a palm-sized ceramic sculpture modeled after the carrier pigeon, an honored symbol of international message delivery.

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