Android Art: The Accidental Selfies of Google Art Project

Within the cultural centers of the world lurks a mechanical beast draped in silver spinning madly and capturing everything, sometimes even itself. In 2011 Google created the Art Project, an initiative to bring their Street View technology inside the cultural epicenters of the world. Google enlisted 17 world-class museums in short time. Institutions such as […]

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Building Our Flawed Reality: The Perceptions Behind Value

Recently, an elderly man took to the streets with some original Banksy works which he attempted to sell for sixty dollars each. They were unmarked, unsigned, and extremely undervalued. The work of the subversive UK artist, filmmaker, and activist has sold for millions, making this sale a treasure trove for anyone who seized a painting. […]

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Watch: Design in a Nutshell, 6 Creative Movements in 6 Minutes

Outside the hallowed grounds of an art history class, few people are exposed to the history of various creative movements. But each change in artistic perspective is essential to comprehending and evaluating modern culture, philosophy, and opinion. Not everyone is afforded the chance to attend lectures on such matters, so Open University created a six-part […]

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Irony In Stone: Ancient Greek Statues Dressed as Modern Hipsters

After a day spent wandering around the Louvre in Paris, France, studying the idyllic nude bodies of ancient Greek statues, photographer Léo Caillard got to wondering about the nature of clothing. Each of the statues represented the maximization of human perfection—the human body taken to the extreme. But most people don’t have the ideal Greek […]

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Whatever & Ever Today: Millennials Regret College, If Earth Had Rings, Erroneous Quotes, & A Guide to Arrested Development

1/3 of millennials would take back college, what Earth would look like with rings, the top 50 misattributed quotes, and one more thing to get you excited for Arrested Development Sunday.

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Thieves Find a Tough Market for Stolen Art

Thieves broke into the Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam on a Tuesday in October, 2012, around 3 a.m. and left with hundreds of millions of euros of works from the likes of Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso. Unfortunately for the thieves much of the value of the artwork is dissolved when the […]

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Leaked Jurassic Park 4 Concept Art Shows Ludicrous “Weaponized Dinosaurs”

If there’s a limit for when a film franchise about futuristic clone dinosaur theme parks gets too ridiculous, the minds behind Jurrasic Park 4 have found it.

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Art Makes The Difference

The 20th century ushered in a mindset of building—machines, empires, ecosystems, utopia, etc., could all be constructed through processes humankind imposed upon the world. In a building mindset it is important not to just throw fragments of ideas together haphazardly; the procedure of generating the solutions people desire is design. And every year as we […]

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Glitch Art: Finding Beauty in Imperfection

If you’ve ever walked through Times Square, you might have noticed a few defective LED billboards, distracting you from the rest of the Square’s flashy perfection with their flickering inconsistency. Or perhaps you’ve downloaded a video file from the Internet, only to find the content to be pixelated and choppy, and therefore disappointing. Whatever experience […]

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“Please Stop by My Underwater Croquet Party,” and Other Visions of the Year 2000 by Early 20th Century French Artists

The year 1900 was a very sexy year to be alive. The world was on the cusp of flying machines,1 was powered by steam and diesel, and had promise of telephony. In the preceding year, the US Patent Commissioner Charles H. Duell said, according to myth, “Everything that can be invented has been invented,” and […]

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  • Google Glass Lets You Take Photos With Your Brain
    July 12, 2014 | 4:02 pm

    If you haven’t heard, electroencephalograms (EEGs) have been getting better. Way better. Artificial limbs and even video game controllers are utilizing the non-invasive brain-wave monitoring method to guide computers by thought. Now English startup This Place has developed a way to bring the technology to Google Glass, allowing Google’s wearable to read your mind. Well, […]

  • Android Art: The Accidental Selfies of Google Art Project
    July 5, 2014 | 11:11 am

    Within the cultural centers of the world lurks a mechanical beast draped in silver spinning madly and capturing everything, sometimes even itself. In 2011 Google created the Art Project, an initiative to bring their Street View technology inside the cultural epicenters of the world. Google enlisted 17 world-class museums in short time. Institutions such as […]

  • Purple Mountunes Majesty: The Most Patriotic Playlist
    July 4, 2014 | 12:13 pm

    A while ago, Paul Lamere of The Echo Nest, a music-analysis company, took to finding each state’s most distinctive, yet popular, artist in a viral article. Spotify took note, purchasing Echo Nest for their analytical talent. Together, they’ve released a blog post documenting each state’s most distinctively American song creating a patriotic playlist for the […]

  • Emojinealogy: Where the Heck Emojis Come From
    July 2, 2014 | 3:10 pm

    On June 16th, the Unicode Consortium announced that 250 new emoji would be added to the list of symbols available to people’s cellphones and computer devices. The list of the new symbols can be found on Emojipedia. And no, the list doesn’t include the much needed minority representation, but it does include your favorite (?) […]

  • The Decline and Fall of the American Mall
    June 24, 2014 | 9:07 pm

    For ages, the shopping mall was as essential to the architecture of suburbia as Levittowns and freeways. But in an era of online shopping, these epicenters of brick and mortar yesteryear are quietly being abandoned across the country. While the U.S. currently has around 1,500, the number may soon shrink, and rapidly, leading to abandoned […]

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