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The National Digital Public Library Is Launched!

The Digital Public Library of America, to be launched on April 18, is a project to make the holdings of America’s research libraries, archives, and …

Disney Seeks to Patent Live Action Role Play for Theme Parks

With a patent application titled simply ‘Role-Play Simulation Engine,’ Disney Parks may be looking to use its NextGen technology base and cash in on …


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You Wish Your Neurons Were This Pretty | WIRED

When Greg Dunn finished his Ph.D. in neuroscience at Penn in 2011, he bought himself a sensory deprivation tank as a graduation present. The gift …

The Appeal of Tintype Photography in a Digital Age

Harry Taylor describes the distinctive imperfections and limitations that attracted him to the 19th century technique.

‘Girls’ Gone Wild

<i>Spring Breakers</i>, the new film by Harmony Korine, opens with an impressively staged shot of pure pulchritude—a mass of golden bodies gyrating on a …

The economic imperative for investing in arts and culture

In this age of fiscal restraint, one of the easiest targets for spending cuts is the arts. While our politicians do all the dirty work, voters are largely to blame because most of us don't make too much fuss about it. Given the choice between a cultural centre or more hip replacements, it's usually …

Massive Photographic Compositions Made of Thousands of Human Bodies by Angelo Musco

Italian artist Angelo Musco creates incredible large-scale photographic compositions that are made up of thousands or even millions of human bodies. …

GDC 2013: Rollers of the Realm Delivers An Intriguing Pinball RPG Adventure

With such a crowded App Store, it’s tough to find unique ideas, but Rollers of the Realm is one. The upcoming game we saw at GDC is based on the …



Back in 2002, photographer Nicholas Alan Cope picked up his camera and moved across the country from Maryland to Los Angeles, the city he documents in his new book "Whitewash." Cope's LA is one of stark geometric architecture rendered in black and white, a far cry from the colorful Hollywood glitz …

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Played some Fluxx with @xiotex today and this game got stupid. Board full of rule cards

Sneeze poems, soundscapes, screenings and improvisation? - it must be a Late at Tate Britain inspired by Schwitters! Friday 5 April, FREE