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Everything is a Remix

The genes in our bodies can be traced back over three-and-a-half billion years to a single organism, Luca, the Last Universal Common Ancestor. As Luca reproduced, its genes copied and copied and copied and copied, sometimes with mistakes — they transformed. Over time this produced every one of the billions of species of life on earth. Some of these adopted sexual reproduction, combining the genes of individuals, and altogether, the best-adapted life forms prospered. This is evolution. Copy, transform and combine.

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Copy-me: A Webseries About Copying Copy-me is an infographic-style animated webseries that deals with our modern attitude to copying. It assembles the most relevant information and makes it accessible to everyone. It will span eight short-and-sweet episodes that talk about copyright, public domain, originality, artists and how they can make money, digital copies and lot more! Everything will be concise, short, informative, and accessible to everyone. It will appeal both to copyright literates, as well as to those with no previous knowledge on these topics.

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Top 10 Logical Fallacies in Politics The human brain is wired all wrong. Those not versed in logic are blissfully unaware of how much our brain messes up the most basic of arguments, leading to the mess of random thoughts, non-sequiturs, cognitive dissonance, white lies, misinformation, and syntax errors that we call consciousness. Luckily, there is one place where all of these logical misteps can be exemplified: politics. What follows is a crash course in some of the most prevelant fallacies we all make, as they appear in modern American politics. 50 Excellent Adobe Illustrator Video Tutorials - Smashing Magazi Advertisement Adobe Illustrator is the industry-standard when it comes to the creation of vector graphics. Though a very robust tool – the learning curve involved in mastering it can be high.

The Key Mistake Undermining Your Pitch - Michael Schrage by Michael Schrage | 1:00 PM November 26, 2012 Over 90 minutes into the meeting, the frustration boiled over into anger. The product manager, who had come up with what he thought was an airtight, iron-clad, compelling and irrefutable business case for launching a fairly clever innovation, completely failed to persuade the impassive CMO. The CMO, who didn’t “own” the product line but was responsible for brand and strategic positioning, said that he understood the value proposition but felt it blurred the “premium” positioning he wanted that product to have. He wouldn’t approve any further development.

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