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  • TV News Record: Debt ceiling, hurricane funding, GDP

    A weekly round up on what’s happening and what we’re seeing at the TV News Archive by Katie Dahl and Nancy Watzman. Additional research by Robin Chin. In this week’s TV News Archive roundup, we examine the latest Face-o-Matic data (you can too!); and present our partner’s fact-checks on Sen. Ted Cruz’s claims that Hurricane Sandy emergency funding was […]

  • TV News Record: With indictment, chyrons & captions get a graphic workout

    A biweekly round up on what’s happening at the TV News Archive by Katie Dahl and Nancy Watzman Fox News downplayed Mueller indictment, according to NYT editorial chyron analysis In the most intensive use the Internet Archive’s Third Eye data to date, The New York Times editorial page analyzed chyron data to show how Fox News downplayed this week’s news of […]

  • TV News Record: The year in TV news visualizations

    Thanks for being part of our community at the TV News Archive. As 2017 draws to a close, we’ve chosen six of our favorite visualizations using TV News Archive data. We look forward to assisting many more journalists and researchers in what will likely be an even more tumultuous news year.  The New York Times: […]

  • Images of Afghanistan 1987-1994

    Images of Afghanistan 1987-1994

    Journalists and others risk their lives to keep the public informed in times of conflict. War imagery provides us with important information in the moment, and creates a trove of invaluable archival content for the future. Please be aware that this collection contains some disturbing photos of violence and its aftermath (though we have not […]

  • DJ Spooky’s QUANTOPIA: THE EVOLUTION OF THE INTERNET

    DJ Spooky’s QUANTOPIA: THE EVOLUTION OF THE INTERNET

    We live in a world that is full of algorithms. We have an unconscious relationship to code and numbers. Even creativity is now quantified by data. — DJ Spooky The Internet Archive is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for the World Premiere of DJ Spooky’s QUANTOPIA: THE EVOLUTION OF THE INTERNET—a multimedia hip hop concert […]

  • Archiving as Activism: Environmental Justice in the Trump Era

    Archiving as Activism: Environmental Justice in the Trump Era

    In November 2016, the U.S. elected a new president who had sworn to roll back important environmental protections, dismantle the EPA, and who had once called climate change a “hoax.” In the context of warming global temperatures, rising tides, and oil pipeline battles, a dozen colleagues at universities and nonprofits across the country got together […]

  • Reflections on the birth of QUANTOPIA, a New Work of Art

    Reflections on the birth of QUANTOPIA, a New Work of Art

    Silently, the performers took their places, tucked behind the thick black curtain. The members of the San Francisco Girls Chorus, led by director Valérie Sainte-Agathe, quickly flowed into two neat rows in the wings of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater. The stage crew snapped into their positions at the table covered with laptops, monitors, […]

  • Lessons Learned: The DWeb Summit UX/UI Workshop

    Lessons Learned: The DWeb Summit UX/UI Workshop

    Guest post by Iryna Nezhynska What should the user experience be for the Decentralized Web?  This is a short recap about how designers from blockchain and decentralized tech organizations all over the world gathered at the Decentralized Web Summit — Builders Day to ask important questions about the future of the web. First published on the Jolocom blog […]

  • Branding the Decentralized Web

    Branding the Decentralized Web

    The Decentralized Web is a concept. It’s a set of technologies. It’s a network of builders and designers and dreamers. What started with small gatherings in San Francisco, London, Los Angeles, Toronto and Berlin is growing into a global movement. So how do we visually convey the identity of this idea we call the “DWeb”? […]

  • DWeb Camp Profile: Mary Lou Jepson on the Future of Practical Telepathy and Learning from Pioneers

    DWeb Camp Profile: Mary Lou Jepson on the Future of Practical Telepathy and Learning from Pioneers

    Some people are tasked with seeing into the future to offer us a sense of what it may hold. Mary Lou Jepsen is one of those people. Her curiosity sparks and ignites with the slightest provocation and manifests itself in the tech products that transform our lives.  This week, her curiosity is bringing her to […]

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