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Cao Fei’s Fantastical Take on China’s Sociopolitical Climate

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In Italo Calvino’s novel Invisible Cities, Marco Polo regales Kublai Khan with tales of his travels, musing about the strange poetry of each city and their intersections with memory and selfhood.

Could You Spend 24 Years Building Your Own Island?

Catherine King and Wayne Adams didn't find the ultimate escape—they made it themselves.

‘I set about writing wanting to give you something I love’

Music, I decide, and choose a favorite playlist. ?  It’s my pre-show audio, a compilation of disco tunes I like to blast over the theater’s main sound system in the hour of prep before the house opens for Thingification, my one-woman show. It’s a go-to selection of yesteryear’s dance gems guaranteed to hype me up […]

There Is No Safe Place

I used to have this recurring image in my head. I was outside, on a deserted cobblestone street, in a very dim light, hemmed in by thick fog. I couldn’t see anything except gray. There was a strong current in the air – like a riptide. It was scary. I’d wrapped my arms around a […]

Vanessa Beecroft Publicly Airs a Racist Perspective

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One can only imagine the patience and tolerance required of New York Magazine writer Amy Larocca to spend time with Vanessa Beecroft and listen to the utter absurdity spewing from the artist’s mouth.

How Touchscreens Alter the Acting in ‘House of Cards’

New media artist Benjamin Grosser’s new series ‘Touching Software’ examines how the ubiquity of touch screens is impacting film and TV.

All the Pins You Need to Be Wearing Right Now

New pins from AHOLSNIFFSGLUE, Pinlord, Millypins, Collaborative Goods, Pada Juan, and a special 20% off discount code from Strike Gently Co.

An Illustrated Guide to Guy Debord’s ‘The Society of the Spectacle’

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Guy Debord’s (1931–1994) best-known work, La société du spectacle (The Society of the Spectacle) (1967), is a polemical and prescient indictment of our image-saturated consumer culture. The book examines the “Spectacle,” Debord’s term for the everyday manifestation of capitalist-driven phenomena; advertising, television, film, and celebrity.

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Oxen Made!

Hey everyone, we’re Oxen Made, a small production company based in Tampa, FL. We wanted to start by saying that it’s a privilege to be asked to be a part of Scott’s blog as we’ve been a follower and admirer of his for probably 10 years or so. Show More Summary

Korg’s electribes get an update with stuff you asked for

KORG has a big update for its electribe and electribe sample line – with features that, while subtle, are just what you asked for. The latest generation KORG electribe and electribe sampler were the “music production station” grooveboxes we all really wanted to like. Show More Summary

Vanessa Beecroft Continues to Prove She Doesn’t Deserve Comparison With Rachel Dolezal

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We were going to write a blog post titled “Vanessa Beecroft is the Rachel Dolezal of the Art World” and then realized what an unfair comparison that is. Beecroft’s appropriations of blackness are so, so much worse. This is not a post about stupid things someone has said once, twice, or in the case of Beecroft, many, many times. Show More Summary

ArtRx NYC: Summer Day Trips

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August rapidly approached and we could all use an excuse to leave the city.

A Public Art App Prompts You To Look Up and Away from Your Screen

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The typical solution to improve traffic-related accidents is to edit city infrastructure: to put up better street signs, redesign intersections, or stencil the command "LOOK!" along curbsides in white paint, as New York City's Department of Transportation (DOT) has done.

Graphics Before Computers

A documentary called "Graphic Means" is in the works for release this fall about how graphic design technology changed throughout the 20th century. (Link to Vimeo video) Most people realize that desktop publishing and the computer revolutionized...Show More Summary

Make Sound and Light Art on Interactive Swings

The Quebecoise project ‘The Swings: An Exercise in Musical Cooperation’ makes its way to San Jose.

Visitors Make Meaning: From Hilary to Elsa

As with many of you, Nina Simon's new book on relevance is on my must-read list this summer, although I haven't gotten there yet. But I'm looking forward to digging into her thoughts on relevance, as it's something repeatedly appearing...Show More Summary

Here are some of the best synth ads of all time

Okay, so while we wait for word to spread that the 808 ad we featured today came from 2016 London and not 1980 Japan, here are some real – and really genius – vintage synth ads. (Some of them no doubt inspired that London agency.) And thank you, YouTube, because these all warm our heart. Show More Summary

Monday Links: Comic Book Movie Conspiracy Theorists Exist

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[caption id="attachment_79495" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Martin Creed at the Park Armory. Image: James Ewing[/caption] John Oliver talks about the fate of journalism. Depressing. [Last Week Tonight] Looks like the Martin Creed show at the Park Armory is the one to see this summer. Show More Summary

Feast Your Eyes on an Animated Papercraft Banana Split

The Melbourne-based studio yelldesign has a thing for making food out of paper, and animating it in stop-motion.

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