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Selling a Poison by the Barrel: Liquid Nicotine for E-Cigarettes

Selling a Poison by the Barrel: Liquid Nicotine for E-Cigarettes | Dark Matters | Scoop.it
“E-liquids” used to refill e-cigarettes are potent, unregulated neurotoxins. Evidence of the potential dangers is already emerging.
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The dark side of Cessation

 

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Bitcoin men face money laundering charges

Bitcoin men face money laundering charges | Dark Matters | Scoop.it
US prosecutors file charges against men who attempted to sell $1m in digital currency to users of black market website.
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12 Pictures Of Death Row Prisoners' Last Meals

12 Pictures Of Death Row Prisoners' Last Meals | Dark Matters | Scoop.it
Photographer Henry Hargreaves re-created them for his series No Seconds.
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2014: a year for synthetic biology, dark matter, and more! | Industry Leaders Magazine

2014: a year for synthetic biology, dark matter, and more! | Industry Leaders Magazine | Dark Matters | Scoop.it
Expectations concerning energy and science continue to build up as new discoveries and enterprises are unveiled during the first weeks of 2014.
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Crowdsourcing New Laws – Here’s Your Chance

Crowdsourcing New Laws – Here’s Your Chance | Dark Matters | Scoop.it
Nancy Pelosi tell us that they need to "pass the bill so you can find out what's in it"... But another politician from California is interested in finding another way...
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The Human Use Of Human Beings: Cybernetics And Society: Norbert Wiener: 9780306803208: Books - Amazon.ca

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3 Things Drug Dealers and Misfits Can Teach You About Business

3 Things Drug Dealers and Misfits Can Teach You About Business | Dark Matters | Scoop.it
VideoDoes a drug dealer have anything to teach you about your job? Alexa Clay thinks so.
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Dark Google: One Year Since Search Terms Went "Not Provided"

Dark Google: One Year Since Search Terms Went "Not Provided" | Dark Matters | Scoop.it
A year ago, Google began going dark. Dark in terms of no longer sharing with publishers, in some cases, how people searched for and found those publishers through Google’s search engine.
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Caracas' notorious Tower of David:Torre David

Caracas' notorious Tower of David:Torre David | Dark Matters | Scoop.it
Welcome to the world's tallest slum: poverty-ridden Venezuela's Tower of David. Squatters took over this very unfinished 45-story skyscraper in the early 199...
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Dark Matters

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A archival site dedicated to documenting visuals, projection, mapping, vjing and set design within København. These kinds of curated examples are interesting in the context of digital vandalism vs sanctioned entertainment/future of marketing etc. Tensions surface as technologies become accessible against a background of permissions within the 'public stage'.

 

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Strategy Lessons from ‘Dark’ Markets

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British American Tobacco regards Australia and Canada as the ‘darkest’ markets in the world due to their limited options for brand communications.

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PRISONERS' INVENTIONS OVERVIEW

PRISONERS' INVENTIONS OVERVIEW | Dark Matters | Scoop.it
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This project was a collaboration with Angelo, an incarcerated artist. He illustrated many incredible inventions made by prisoners to fill needs that the restrictive environment of the prison tries to supress. The inventions cover everything from homemade sex dolls, condoms, salt and peper shakers to chess sets. We collaborated on this project with Angelo for over two years. We had many additional collaborators who made a book, exhibition of re-created inventions and a prison cell possible. This page offers an overview of the project thus far.

"When first approached with the idea of illustrating examples of inmate inventiveness, I was skeptical, thinking that there would be little of real interest to depict. When I set my mind to the task, though, I recognized the surprising range of inventions and innovations that I had witnessed. I had just become so used to it all that the uniqueness no longer registered."
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▶ Shlohmo - Mix for Diplo & Friends WeDidIt Halloween Takeover by WEDIDIT COLLECTIVE

Explore the largest community of artists, bands, podcasters and creators of music & audio
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The rise of cryptocurrencies

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It's not just Bitcoin anymore: Thousands are flocking online to 'mine' and trade dozens of alternative currencies.
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Justin Bieber's Bratty Court Appearance

Justin Bieber's Bratty Court Appearance | Dark Matters | Scoop.it
CONAN Highlight: After his DUI arrest, the Biebs was fined 00. Pfft. That's nothin' for him.
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Had to.

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Beijing residents watch sunrise on giant commercial screens

Beijing residents watch sunrise on giant commercial screens | Dark Matters | Scoop.it
The smog has become so thick in Beijing that the city's natural light-starved masses have begun flocking to huge digital commercial television screens across the city to observe virtual sunrises.
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Intense Photos Of Mexican Vigilantes Battling A Drug Cartel For City Control

Intense Photos Of Mexican Vigilantes Battling A Drug Cartel For City Control | Dark Matters | Scoop.it
Mexican vigilantes overran a town, disarmed the local police, and took control of a drug cartel's headquarters.
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The 21 Principles of Persuasion

The 21 Principles of Persuasion | Dark Matters | Scoop.it
How is it that certain people are so incredibly persuasive? Can we all harness those skills?
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Dark Shapes #1 - YouTube

|0:00:00| Nicolas Jaar - Colomb |0:03:08| Bonobo - Noctuary |0:08:20| Chet Faker - Cigarettes & Chocolate |0:13:21| Nicolas Jaar - Mi Mujer |0:19:42| Bonobo ...
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Shaul Schwarz: Music, Guns and Drugs in the film 'Narco Cultura'

Shaul Schwarz: Music, Guns and Drugs in the film 'Narco Cultura' | Dark Matters | Scoop.it
How do you make a documentary about violent drug culture without getting yourself killed? The answer is: with a lot of patience, intimacy, and trust. Last week week I spoke with photographer and fi...
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A Future Toronto

A Future Toronto | Dark Matters | Scoop.it
* PRINTS ARE AVAILABLE at the Spacing pop-up store at Richmond & Portland in Toronto. * Made mostly with Modo, with some 3D coat and photoshop.
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Torre David on Toronto?

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Journey Map | Dark Patterns - User Interfaces Designed to Trick People

Journey Map | Dark Patterns - User Interfaces Designed to Trick People | Dark Matters | Scoop.it
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This particular journey map is a simple diagram to illustrate users go through in engaging with a webpage, whether it is an online experience, a product, retail, service or any combination. Usually when there are many touchpoints it means the experience is more complex. In this case,  Dark Patterns as touchpoints were identified.

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GZA Dark Matter

GZA Interview at Chess Forum for Brooklyn Bound Felipe Interviews GZA at The Chess Forum for Brooklyn Bound http://www.thefader.com/2013/03/04/brooklyn-bound...
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