“One question is how deeply cities rely on private companies to set up and maintain the systems they run on. Smart-city projects rely on sophisticated infrastructure that municipal governments aren’t capable of creating themselves, Townsend points out, arguing that the more they rely on software, the more cities are increasingly shunting important civic functions and information into private hands. In recent talks and in his upcoming book, “Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia,” Townsend portrays companies as rushing to become the indispensable middlemen without which the city cannot function.”
Perhaps the best way to think of stolen bitcoin is as stolen art. Sure, we can hang it anywhere. Don’t expect to sell it at Christie’s. A resource that loses its value as soon as it is stolen, may be one that isn’t stolen.
“This week, East Coast producer The Range released his Seneca EP via Donky Pitch, and we’re following that up today with the premiere of his video for “PS3,” a tune steeped in lush melodies, crisp snares, and rapidfire vocal touches. When we posted a remix of the track by fellow Astro Nautico affiliate Obey City earlier this month, we picked up on a certain level of introspectiveness inherent with the music, a notion that rings true on the visuals for “PS3.” Opening simply enough with an email draft outlining philosophical thoughts on the genesis of the universe, the piece soon cascades through browser tabs and windows before landing in a digitized world where the viewer is confronted with pixelated avatars and existential questions about the increasingly all-encompassing digital realm.”
UPDATED WITH EXCITING NEW CONTENT AND WITH INFORMATION ON OUR FIRST TWO RELEASES UNDER OUR 404YOUNGINTERNETSQUAD IMPRINT, A SERIES OF CUSTOM PATCHES BY SHANE FARRELL (ONE W/ NEON THREAD FEATURED AS EYES ABOVE) AND AN EDITION OF 25 GICLEE PRINTS FEATURING AN UNRELEASED IMAGE FROM THE RANGE’S SENECA EP