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Better Know the Great Wave | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios

SARAH GREEN: This episode is supported by Skillshare and our patrons, especially Indianapolis Homes Realty. You’ve seen this image before, a giant wave, its distinctive curly claws arched and ready to pounce. It’s invoked when natural disaster strikes, but also when it’s time to sell beer, jeans, and sweatshirts. It inspired Claude Debussy’s orchestral work “La Mer,” as well as...

Do Upvotes Show Democracy’s Flaws? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

Here’s an idea. Upvotes might be democratic, but that doesn’t mean that they work. [MUSIC PLAYING] You probably already know, but I’m going to explain anyway, because it’s my job. Reddit, Yik Yak, Hacker News, and a few other websites are built on voting systems, meaning people post things, links, photos, text, comments, and other people vote on those things,...