This is the first in a series where our staff dredges their Evernote archives, pours over their Pocket history, and mines old Delicious bookmarks. We gladly present to you Internet Archeology 001:
• A report on the most complex, expensive, and ambitious scientific project in human history – sparking and controlling a self-sustaining synthetic star – that could solve the world’s energy problems forever.
– Raffi Khatchadourian, The New Yorker
• An ongoing digital archive project for ephemeral literary magazines.
– Travis Kurowski, Luna Park
• The secret and bizarre ceremony at the heart of Internet security.
– James Ball, The Guardian
• Generalizing the theory of Darwinian evolution toward a more complete theory of life.
– Natalie Wolchover, Quanta
– Rhys Southan, Aeon
• Behind the theatricality of America’s judicial system is a well-oiled machine for incarceration.
– Molly Crabapple, VICE
• Network theory reveals for the first time structured connections between organized crime and the greater economy.
– MIT Technology Review
• A survey of organizations creating new paradigms for productive and egalitarian interface between art, technology, and commerce.
– Barry Threw, Art Practical
• A beautifully-executed sound and animation kit, playable with your keyboard or phone.
– Jono Brandel
Cover image courtesy 50 Watts