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Hittin’ the Links

[caps]A[/caps]s the week draws to a close, here’s a look at a few of the things that captured our attention:

• Imprint highlights memorable moments from last month’s Brand New Conference that took place in San Francisco, with an article that is surely designed to inspire.

• Over the course of the thirteen heartbreakingly beautiful episodes of I Love Alaska, Lernert Engelberts and Sander Plug paint a deeply compelling portrait of a woman, simply by mining the catalog of her internet search queries. The episodes are viewable over at Minimovies. I love I Love Alaska.

• The L.A. Times reviews the two-part Martin Scorsese film that debuted on HBO this week, Living in the Material World. The film explores the life and times of the most mysterious Beatle, George Harrison, and is certainly credited as the reason I’ve been listening to the Fab Four a lot more than normal this week.

• Every Italian Wikipedia page was replaced this past Tuesday with a warning that the Italian edition of the widely popular website is at risk of being shutdown, due to a new law that the Italian Parliament is considering passing. Read about the latest Berlusconi-sponsored scandal on the technology news website Ars Technica.

• Time reports that recent studies have brought researchers one step closer to figuring out schizophrenia — a thought-provoking article for sure. (This time there truly was no pun intended.)