Martin Smith

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If You Can Paint, Why Do Abstracts?

<b>Question:</b> <i>"If you can draw [paint] why would you want to do abstract? It would be going backwards in your artistic growth, it offers absolutely no</i> …

Painting

Unraveling the Emotional Depth of Edward Hopper’s Modern Masterpiece ‘Nighthawks’

Celebrated as a key figure of 20th century American art, lifelong New Yorker Edward Hopper held that “great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world.” While this intimate artistic approach is apparent in many …

Art History

The Legendary Painter Who Inspired Brazil’s ‘Cannibalist’ Movement Gets a MoMA Show

Exhibitions<p>Tarsila do Amaral's art is one of the key influences on Brazil's modernist boom.<p>,<p>Set to arrive at the Museum of Modern Art in February …

Art

Selfies are just the contemporary version of the art masters’ self-portraits

What kind of self-portraits would art’s great masters have offered had they had access to smartphones? “To hell with sketchings, spatial perspective, and density of brushstroke,” I imagine Van Gogh venting in an exhale of pipe smoke. “I’m just going to snap a selfie.”<p>In the 17th century, only a …

Art

'A Piece of Work': Inside Abbi Jacobson's New Art Podcast

How the 'Broad City' star ended up making a series about modern art – and why it's the perfect fit<p>If writing about music is like dancing about …

Art

There’s A Genius Street Artist Running Loose In New York, And Let’s Hope Nobody Catches Him

loose

AI Needs UX Designers, Too

“Agentive technology” is a quietly humming buzz-phrase, appearing in my Twitter feed from time to time (and now my physical library at home), and it …

UX Design

The F Pattern: Understanding How Users Scan Content

Reading online is a little different than the way you read textbooks high school and college. Today, when people find content on the web they are …

Web Design

Are edge computing and IIoT changing the way we think about data?

As we observe what’s happening in industrial enterprises, there’s an interesting evolution occurring—one that has important implications as companies make their first tentative steps toward the industrial Internet of things (IIoT).<p>Traditionally, operational technology (OT) teams have tended to …

Internet of Things

Google Play Music and YouTube Red to merge into single service

YouTube Red and Google Play Music will eventually merge to create a new service. The move comes after months of speculation following Google's decision back in February to combine its YouTube and Play Music teams. According to <i>The Verge</i>, YouTube Music head Lyor Cohen said the company wanted to merge …

Google

Albert Herter at Koenig & Clinton

Koenig & Clinton is delighted to inaugurate our new Bushwick location with the gallery’s first exhibition of Brooklyn-based artist, Albert Herter. On …

Art

Jeff Bezos is now the world’s richest person, surpassing Bill Gates

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has now surpassed Bill Gates as the world’s richest person. <i>Bloomberg</i> reports that a surge in Amazon’s stock has helped propel Bezos to the top of rich list, ahead of the company’s earnings reports later today. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has held the top spot since …

Jeff Bezos

The data that transformed AI research—and possibly the world

In 2006, Fei-Fei Li started ruminating on an idea.<p>Li, a newly-minted computer science professor at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, saw her colleagues across academia and the AI industry hammering away at the same concept: a better algorithm would make better decisions, regardless of the …

Miami Beach

Review: Final Audio E2000 / E3000 - A Nice Surprise - Page 2 of 2

The strikeout, I find myself not being able to explain. I love female vocalists. Jenny Lewis and Shirley Manson are often mentioned in my reviews, …

Headphones

Ethical hacking is still a valuable skill to learn

Between election hacks, ransomware, and Devil's Ivy, the cybersecurity space is booming as malware and hackers become more sophisticated. If you're …

Ethical Hacking

SNOOKS - the First British Ski & Snowboard Brand for Women by Snooks

Top notch ski & snowboard outerwear for women, by women. Made in Britain. Leading the anti "pink it and shrink it" charge.

These 5 Artificial Intelligence Startups Are Transforming the Way You Do Business

Whether you fear AI or are part of the revolution, the rapid pace of development is showing no signs of slowing down. These 5 startups are giving more businesses the power to use AI.<p>We're in the Wild West of artificial intelligence development and it is indeed an exciting time. Whether you fear AI …

Artificial Intelligence

Adobe Is Finally Killing Flash (For Real, This Time)

Here it is, hiding halfway down the company’s latest press release, like a guillotine in a crowded town square: “Adobe is planning to end-of-life …

Software

A Look at Takashi Murakami's Newest Exhibitions in Tokyo

Exploring two new directions that the artist has taken following the 2011 Japan earthquake.<p>Takashi Murakami debuted two new exhibitions last Saturday in Tokyo in a strong showing of his current themes and body of work. The first exhibition, titled “The 500 Arhats,” is showing at the Mori Art Museum …

The 1970s Design Manual That Quietly Shaped Everything You Use Today

Humanscale is as relevant today as it was in the 1970s–and it’s being reissued through Kickstarter.<p>The 1970s has been a frequently revisited decade in the design world lately, most notably in the resurgence of reissued graphic standards manuals from that era. For many graphic designers, the …

Graphic Design

Why Cheat Codes Are Not Present In Modern Video Games Anymore?

Remember the time when you have to go your friend’s house or cyber cafe just to get a piece of paper with cheat codes written on it? What was the …

Gaming

Rayman Legends arrives on Nintendo Switch in September

Get ready to jump<p><i>Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition</i>, the enhanced Nintendo Switch port of Ubisoft Montpellier’s celebrated platformer, will be released Sept. 12, publisher Ubisoft announced today.<p>The Definitive Edition offers a few Switch-specific features. Up to four people can play through <i>Rayman</i> …

Nintendo Switch

Review: Turtle Beach Elite Pro – PC Edition

Sound has always been an integral part of gaming, and with the rise in popularity of eSports and just hardcore competitive gaming in general, a good …

Headphones

Razer Thresher Ultimate: The New Standard for Wireless Gaming Headsets

“An audiophile and sound engineer reviews a headset? That must mean that it’s going to be all technical mumbo-jumbo and not pertain to me.” THAT’S A …

AI Is Forcing Google and Microsoft to Become Chipmakers

By now our future is clear: We are to be cared for, entertained, and monetized by artificial intelligence. Existing industries like healthcare and …

Economics Is Wrong About Growth And It's Ruining Everything

Even Adam Smith foresaw an end to growth. How did we lose sight of it and think we could grow forever?<p>Nearly every economist I've heard say anything about economic growth says it's necessary for a population's well-being, as has nearly every comment I've seen on the subject from non-economists.<p>They …

SimilarWeb raises $47 million to grow its web and app analytics platform globally

Website- and app-tracking analytics company SimilarWeb has raised $47 million in a round of funding led by Israeli investor Viola Growth, with participation from Saban Ventures, CE Ventures, and others.<p>Founded out of Tel Aviv in 2007, SimilarWeb gives developers and publishers tools to garner …

Startups