Savannah Needham

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The Instagram collecting creative inspirations

Described as ‘a tool to widen your creative references and expand your practice’, @referencebank is the Instagram account gathering the best in visual inspiration from a host of creative minds. The creation of art director and lecturer Anna Rhodes, who has worked on projects for the likes of Kanye …

Music Videos

Chiharu Shiota’s ’Trace of Memory’ reenacts the memories of the house with webs of yarn in Pittsburgh

<b>Japanese artist</b> <b>Chiharu Shiota</b> <b>created an installation in the Pittsburgh's 19th-century row house attributing to the lives of the house’s former</b> …

Artist Transforms 19th Century Church Into Stunning Kaleidoscope Of Color

The installation offers visitors a chance to do some "spiritual pondering," said artist Liz West.<p>The walls of a historic 19th century church are now bathed in rainbow lights thanks to an installation by UK artist Liz West.<p>The 700 colored acrylic mirrors that make up West's "Our Colour Reflection" …

Art

Dawn Richard & Julia Holter Talk Sensations, VR, and Visual Artwork

At FORM Arcosanti music festival, we spoke to the talents behind 'Blackheart' and 'Have You In My Wilderness.'<p><i>Local Natives perform at FORM Arcosanti. Credit: Jasmine Safaeian</i><p>As both audience and performer, Hundred Waters adds several rare elements to the festival experience, FORM Arcosanti. Can …

A Young Filmmaker Gives Love a New Face

Get hooked on Chloé Aktas' award-winning short film, 'Fish Hook and Eye.'<p>Every generation of filmmakers has its own depiction of Love. Think: Manufactured dreamgirl Lisa in John Hughes' seminal <i>Weird Science</i> (perhaps a metaphor for 80s inflation?); Vianne's 20th century delicacies in Lasse …

Early James Turrell Works Reveal a Master in the Making

Crafted way before "Hotline Bling" and Roden Crater, the light and space artist’s works from the late 60s are currently on view at Pace Gallery.<p>As much as James Turrell is fascinated with the earthbound qualities of light and shadows, he is also always looking upwards—to the invisible and …

Does the Brain Filter out a Wider Awareness?

The human brain has amazing capacities. It contains billions of neurons, allowing it to process vast quantities of information so that we can function effectively. But can we have too much information? Yes, and, in fact, filtering information is one of the brain's most important functions. Brain …

Will the “Real” Reality Please Stand Up?

One peculiarity of our times is that people are so quick to accept the reality they see, hear, touch, taste, and smell. We do this automatically, …

2. How Does It All Work So Smoothly?

One thing that astonishes lots of neuroscientists is just how <i>smoothly</i> it all seems to work, given that every one of our thoughts and movements is …

Personal Organizing

Dispatch from the Desert of Consciousness Research, Part 4

<i>This is my last post on “The Science of Consciousness,” held in Tucson, Arizona, April 26-30. (See Further Reading for links to post 1</i><i>, 2 and 3.) --</i> …

Consciousness Revealed

<b>Mr. Jones, at night, was fishing for something down a sewer drain under a street light. A passerby asked him, "Did you drop your keys down this storm</b> …

An unenlightening disquisition on consciousness

Several readers sent me Galen Strawson’s new piece in the <i>New York Times</i>‘s philosophy section, “The Stone.” In his op-ed, “Consciousness isn’t a …

A simple 2-minute trick to calm a racing mind

Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night.<p>Think about how many times you’ve agonized over some dumb thing you said. Or rehearsed a conversation that hasn’t happened—and might not ever. Or couldn’t get that …

The girl power gallery practicing what it’s preaching

If you’ve been flipping through the Dazed photography section in the past six or so months, you would have noticed photographer Ashley Armitage’s work. She’s hell-bent on pushing aside the mainstream notions of what we’ve been told are beautiful or normal and making room for what’s realistic – i.e. …

Time I

States of Mind: Tracing the Edges of Consciousness review – walking in a waking dream

What does thought look like? In the early days of photography a French army officer called Louis Darget believed “nervous fluid” passed out of the brain and the fingertips and that the new medium could capture the ghost of that fluid in pictures. To this end, Darget spent most of a long secondary …

Flat Earth Society

Portrait of a Black Hole

You have probably seen the television commercial in which a cell phone technician travels to remote places and asks on his phone, “Can you hear me …

Light Behaves Like Fire and Water at New teamLab Installation

With algorithms, light bulbs, and pointillism techniques, the Japanese techno-cult harnesses the most unwieldy parts of nature.<p>What is more compelling than the opposing composites of fire and water? Artists at Japanese techno-cult teamLab recreate both elements with an innovative system of …

It Took 125 Years To Notice THIS In A Painting Millions Have Seen

We've all seen this classic piece of artwork, <i>Starry Night</i>, painted by Vincent Van Gogh.<p>WikiArt<p>What many don't know is that Van Gogh painted <i>Starry</i> …

To oblivion and beyond: art and science at the edge of consciousness

They hover between worlds. One woman seems blissful, smiling with acceptance. Another looks terrified as her big eyes flicker and roll. Aya Ben Ron’s film Still Under Treatment is a troubling and eerie study of patients being anaesthetised prior to surgery. Anaesthesia surely ranks with antibiotics …

Consciousness

Who Controls Your Mind? (Hint: It's Not Your Brain)

One of the easiest bets to win is to offer a million dollars to anyone who can accurately predict their next thought. It would be foolhardy to accept such a bet. As we all experience every day -- and yet rarely notice -- our thoughts are unpredictable and spontaneous. They come and go at will, and …

Artists Bring Kid's Imaginary Friends to Life (and it's Only a Little Creepy)

The beauty of an imaginary friend is that they can be anything you want them to be. In the minds of creative tykes, a living, breathing, eight-foot …

Mental Health

In 1998 this webcam woman was the most famous person online

On August 22 1997, Ana Voog launched anacam ­– a webcam project that uploaded an image every few minutes of whatever Ana was doing at that point in her life. Sleeping. Eating dinner. Fucking. Later, Ana would conceive and birth her child, live on screen. Ana opened up her bedroom to the world – and …

Social Media

The diary of a queer Arab in a fictional Moroccan city

Arguably it’s no longer enough to be a faceless, brandless contemporary artist. With us equally invested in artists lives and political standpoints as much as the work they create, consumers are increasingly interested in the person behind the portraits as opposed to those within them. Case in …

LGBTQI

Porn actor Colby Keller is the new face of Vivienne Westwood

Artist and porn actor Colby Keller has been tapped as the controversial new face of Vivienne Westwood SS16.<p>The designer’s latest “Mirror the World” campaign, which is shot by Juergen Teller, takes Keller around the alleys, canals and palazzos of Venice – with a hope to highlight the damage that’s …

Vivienne Westwood

Explore Salvador Dalí's World in Virtual Reality

Drift through Dali's 'Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet’s Angelus' on Google Cardboard, an iPhone, or your browser.<p>Fairly early in Salvador Dalí's career, between 1933 and 1935, he worked on a painting titled <i>Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet's Angelus.</i> A surreal interpretation of …

Wild Animals Strut Through Gritty Street Photographs

Lithuanian photographer Ceslovas Cesnakevicius imagines an honest-to-goodness concrete jungle.<p>Imagine a world where elephants, sloths, and gorillas are as common city sights as buses, pedestrians, and drunken frat boys. That's the world Lithuanian-born street photographer Ceslovas Cesnakevicius …

Art