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Chinese Internet giant Tencent's HQ in Shenzhen, China
Chinese Internet giant Tencent's HQ in Shenzhen, China
Wu Xiaobo

BEIJING — If one were to think of the Internet as a person with flesh, blood and a soul, then what would be the source of its soul? The answer will be a very different one depending on which country's Internet we are talking about.

In the United States, a Time magazine article explored the idea that what shaped today's personal computer and the Internet is the spirit of the hippies of the 1960s. The American generation born after World War II, bored with their rich but mediocre lifestyle, occupied universities and advocated sexual liberation, with rock music as its soundtrack. Though the movement was bound to end with the arrival of the oil embargo in 1973, the hippy spirit lingered on in music, films and art. And inevitably, the engineers who'd smoked marijuana carried it into the information revolution. They aspired to break the mechanical kingdom with an innovative technology culture that is freer than the one built by the likes of Henry Ford.

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Urban Indigenous: How Peru's Shipibo-Conibo Keep Amazon Culture Alive In The City

For four years, indigenous photographer David Díaz Gonzales has documented the lives and movements of his Shipibo-Conibo community, as many of them migrated from their native Peruvian Amazon to the city. A work of remembrance and resistance.

For Shipibo-Conibo women, sporting a fringe is usually a sign of celebration or ceremony.

Rosa Chávez Yacila

YARINACOCHA — It was decades ago when the Shipibo-Conibo left their settlements along the banks of the Ucayali River, in eastern Peru, to begin a great migration to the cities. Still among the largest Amazonian communities in Peru — 32,964 according to the Ministry of Culture — though most Shipibo-Conibo now live in the urban district of Yarinacocha.

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