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We’re hiring!

We're looking for talented computer scientists! Here's the formal job ad:   University College Cork invites applications for two Research Support Officers in the areas of Data Science, Web Engineering, and User Experience Design to co-lead the computational side...

How do rap lyrics address the internet? (Digital Flows)

Hip-hop artists get a bad rap for writing about the same old things. Often, criticism is levelled at lyrics associated with materialism, consumerism, misogyny, drugs, and violence. Although these themes – and the racial, gendered, and class-based judgements involved...


We're psyched to hear the second volume of Out The Tape. Check out SUBNET's next level beats and a bunch of great features showcasing talent from Naarm/Melbourne artists Yung Shogun, Buddy Ryan, ThatKidMaz and lewho. The full mixtape will be released by Tokyo's...

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