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13 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week, Instagram's impact on art collecting, Chicago's missing Keith Haring, 50 buildings in 50 cities, privilege at art museums, the largest object in the universe, and more.

Retiring MOCA Curator Alma Ruiz Talks About Everything, Including The Deitch Years

14 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“We were short-staffed, I think that is acknowledged by everyone, but we were all trying to do our best. We also knew that the situation had to be temporary, and were looking forward to a resolution that would bring the museum back to its former self. There were low moments.”

Why Are We In Such A Rush To Declare The Anthropocene A Reality?

14 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“he Anthropocene is a neologism that attempts to pin down a lot of free-floating anxiety about climate change and the myriad ways that Homo sapiens are making over the planet in our own image. It styles humans as a geological force, as powerful as any ‘natural’ one.”

How Good (And Bad) Retouching Impacts Your Objective Age

A few days ago it started – suddenly these portraits sprouted everywhere like mushrooms after the rain, with pictures of people and a postit note on their forehead which states their age. Behind this fed is a new “service” called how-Old, which claims to give an accurate guesstimate of your age based on a single photo. [...]Show More Summary

Tinder Sees Huge Jump In App Revenue Rankings After Launching Tinder Plus

Data Visualisation by @Jishai. Data Source: AppAnnie. Visualization Tool: Excel.

What Do People Pray For? 

Sharon Boothroyd is married to a vicar, so it’s not uncommon for her to spend time in church. A few yeas ago, she found herself next to prayer cards left behind by parishoners and started to read them. “I thought it was an interesting way to see inside people’s hearts and minds,” she said. Show More Summary

Ruth Rendell, Fired From Her Reporting Job For Lying, Became A Famous Mystery Writer

14 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The author of the Inspector Wexford books, and also of intense psychological thrillers under the name Barbara Vine, died Saturday at age 85 several months after a serious stroke. Crime writer Val McDermid: “The broad church that is current British crime writing owes much to a writer who over a 50-year career consistently demonstrated that […]

Facebook Is Eating (Has Eaten?) The Internet

14 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Increasingly, Facebook is America’s news editor. Only it’s an editor with a vague and amorphous set of value—news judgment that is tailored to every reader’s own behaviors and likes.”

Presidential Caricatures #25: William McKinley!

Fun facts: First president to ride in an automobile; Was the first to use campaign buttons; always wore a red carnation for good luck… which didn’t help him much when he was assassinated in 1901.

City Ice: 1935

October 17, 1935. San Francisco. "Federal trucks -- City Ice Delivery Co." Neighbors to the "Western Asbestos Magnesia Co." 8x10 Eastman Kodak nitrate negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

There Are Almost A Billion Websites

Data Visualisation by @Jishai. Data Source: InternetLiveStats. Visualization Tool: Illustrator.

The Meissonier / Mackay Affair

A scandal about a displeased portrait client damaged the career of the most famous painter of his day, Ernest Meissonier (French 1815-1891), and ended with the portrait thrown onto a fire. Ernest Meissonier, Self Portrait Despite his...Show More Summary

Video Share – Travel Photography Hacks and Gear Tips

In these two videos travel photographers Brendan van Son shares some of his hacks for travel photography gear – how to go lighter and spend less money. In this first one he offers eight photography hacks to help you while you’re outShow More Summary

Advice from An Old Farmer

15 hours agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.Words that soak into your...Show More Summary

Seeing Through

15 hours agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Last night there was not much sleep. But I am not tired. I took some pictures of the moon through the trees. And even though I couldn't get the camera setting right, I liked them. Like ragged holes in the...

The Secret Ingredient for Better Games? Make People Dance

Members of the Junior Dutch National Ballet perform a dance with Bounden. All images courtesy of Adriaan de Jongh Adriaan de Jongh designs games he hopes will deepen our relationships—by tricking people into having awkward interactions with each other, just for fun. Show More Summary

It Pays To Be Uber's Driver-Partner

Data Visualisation by @LeonMarkovitz. Data Source: Forbes.

When It Comes To Higher Education, The Gender Gap Is Gone

Data Visualisation by @Jishai. Data Source: Census. Visualization Tool: Illustrator.

Readers' Showcase: Steve Badger

DPR regular Steve Badger says that there's 'no excuse to be bored' when there's a camera at hand. His love of photography began when he borrowed a friend's superzoom, and eventually invested in a DSLR system. His home on the east coast of Australia provides plenty of spectacular scenery, but he's eager to travel and grow as a photographer. See gallery

The 10 Most Popular Instagram Accounts In The World

Data Visualisation by @JodySieradzki. Data Source: Business Insider.

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