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Feel like a cyber slave? Meet Tabita Rezaire, healer of souls
Culture

Feel like a cyber slave? Meet Tabita Rezaire, healer of souls

Beyond Afrofuturism... — Artist Tabita Rezaire is as unconventional as it gets. Using a mix of technology and traditional African practices, she’s determined to counteract the oppressive forces of the internet – finding herself in the process.

Written by: Alex King

The encryption activists fighting mass surveillance
Activism

The encryption activists fighting mass surveillance

Feel like you're being watched? — Big Brother is no longer science fiction. In the age of Trump and heavy-handed states, our every move is being monitored and watched. But there's a way to protect your data and survive the coming storm... if you know who to call.

Written by: Jessica Holland

This is what Havana’s growing WiFi revolution looks like
Magazine

This is what Havana’s growing WiFi revolution looks like

A nation gets online... sort of — After years of disconnection, Cuba's government has introduced 35 WiFi hotspots across the country, providing outdoor hubs that offer a portal to other worlds. Cuban writer Osdany Morales takes us inside that vortex – and the pixelated dreams that live there.

Written by: Osdany Morales. Translation: Tess Rankin

A blunt conversation about life online with Bret Easton Ellis
Culture

A blunt conversation about life online with Bret Easton Ellis

Disappear here... — Movies are finished, the novel is dead and the internet is driving people insane. Welcome to the world of Bret Easton Ellis: a literary maverick who’s brutally honest about the digital age.

Written by: Steven T. Hanley

The Flaming Lips:  A weird-ass story of self-discovery
Culture

The Flaming Lips: A weird-ass story of self-discovery

Cosmic hippy shit — As champions of in-person experience, the Flaming Lips keep finding freaky ways to battle convention and bring people together. But even when the shit hits the fan, and the internet bites back, nothing can spoil their party.

Written by: Cian Traynor

Video: The man who brought the internet to remote Nepal
Culture

Video: The man who brought the internet to remote Nepal

Connecting the world, DIY-style — Hiking for Emails tells the story of Mahabir Pun, a Nepalese man who for six years trekked a two-day hike to the nearest village in order to check his emails. Realising there must be a simpler way to access the Internet, Mahabir began an incredible quest to bring the web to his remote community.

Written by: Adam White

In Pictures: How do you tell the story of the Internet?
Culture

In Pictures: How do you tell the story of the Internet?

Electronic SuperHighway show — A new exhibit at the Whitechapel Gallery looks back at 50 years of digital art, tracking a complex relationship between art and technology through the eyes of over 70 artists.

Written by: Josh Gabert-Doyon

The internet takes on ISIS: jokers photoshop rubber duck heads on militants
Culture

The internet takes on ISIS: jokers photoshop rubber duck heads on militants

Allahu Quackbar! — 4chan users fight terror with humour and create trend of giving ISIS fighters duck heads, which has since spread across the internet.

Written by: Adam White

Ondi Timoner on the documentary Russell Brand doesn’t want you to see
Culture

Ondi Timoner on the documentary Russell Brand doesn’t want you to see

Messiahs, narcissists and changing the world — Dig! and We Live in Public director Ondi Timoner is drawn to visionaries. But like Brian Jonestown Massacre frontman Anton Newcombe and infamous internet pioneer Josh Harris before him, Russell Brand is attempting to sabotage her portrayal of him, Brand: A Second Coming.

Written by: Alex King

Online outsiders inspired artist Daniel David Freeman’s new show
Things that inspire me

Online outsiders inspired artist Daniel David Freeman’s new show

Things That Inspire Me — The fearless, unfiltered expression Daniel David Freeman finds online inspired his approach to new show Joseph and Other Beasts at Beach London.

Written by: Alex King

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