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Surrealist Memes: Regression or Progression?

Surrealist Memes: Regression or Progression?

At the beginning of this year, ironic meme culture broke new grounds with the media spotlight on the rise of surreal memes. Many months have passed since then, and the community of surreal meme makers are still growing. Thoughts?

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Remastered Games: A Rightful Homage to the Classics? Or a Lazy Marketing Tactic?

Remastered Games: A Rightful Homage to the Classics? Or a Lazy Marketing Tactic?

Nostalgia is a powerful emotion, and it seems video game developers have figured that out. Remastered iterations of gaming classics are rolling out in bunches now, giving old-school gamers all the feels for their favorite titles but with crisp graphics and quick processing. But are gamers being played by developers logging into human’s draw to nostalgia to make a quick buck on memories?

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Is a Hot Dog a Sandwich?

Is a Hot Dog a Sandwich?

In our latest collaboration with The Perspective, we break down the main arguments from the opposing viewpoints on the most intense debate of the year so far. What do you think? Is a hot dog a sandwich or not?

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Internet Science Field Report: The Defensive Internet

Internet Science Field Report: The Defensive Internet

The Internet has plenty of stuff to be afraid of--from lawmakers and copyright holders to Chuck Norris and Bono--but what about itself? Recent SOPA and ACTA-related media has contributed to a flood of incorrect information and questionable-to-say-the-least protest techniques. In the future, what can the Internet do to stay the course and assure a common, correct, convincing voice?

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