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When Steve Jobs Gave Andy Warhol a Computer Lesson

Andy Warhol drawing Debbie Harry on an Amiga computer. Photo by Allan Tannenbaum.It was October 9th, 1984, and Steve Jobs was going to a …

Art

Deaf Vlogger Explains the Different Forms of Sign Language Used In Countries Around the World

In a really informative episode of <i>Things You Might Not Know</i>, host Tom Scott handed the screen over to deaf vlogger Rikki Poynter, who explained about …

Virtual reality game killed the player in real life, here's how

Virtual reality game killed the player in reality, here's how<p>A Russian man died after he slipped and fell on a glass table at his apartment last …

Virtual Reality

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

It is with anger and disappointment that I have learnt about the censorship of the new, awesome realities:united installation in Toronto which was …

Older Indians Drive Millennials Crazy On WhatsApp. This Is Why They're Obsessed.

Young Indians are hooked to Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. But for older Indians, WhatsApp is the ultimate social network.<p><b>My mother became</b> addicted to WhatsApp when her mother passed away in the winter of 2013. She used it, she said, to “fill up a vacuum,” numbing her grief with the mindless …

Social Media

William Forsythe Choreographic Objects - October 15 - December 22, 2017

[Scroll down for French version / Veuillez trouver ci-dessous la version française]<p>Opening reception:<br>Sunday, October 15, 2–6PM<p>At a time when the art …

Meet The Senior Gamers Who Take On Kids Globally In Counter-Strike

From Stockholm, Sweden, a group of gamers has begun to get attention for breaking the typical gamer demographic. The Silver Snipers are all 60 years …

Looking For Enlightenment? Mindfulness Becoming A Booming Market In China

A group of Chinese friends get together. Food is ordered. Silence ensues: they are staring at their phones, engrossed in WeChat, perhaps even messaging the person next to them.<p>What is so difficult about having an in-person conversation? Warped with emptiness, many are searching for answers to …

Mindfulness

France to Facebook: You Have 30 Days to Stop Harvesting WhatsApp User Data

France’s data privacy agency CNIL has ordered WhatsApp to stop sharing data with its owner Facebook, the Verge reported, saying users never consented …

Privacy

Taller: Data Shop a càrrec de Varvara & Mar

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Banksy and Danny Boyle create Alternativity in Bethlehem, despite never meeting

In a bid to bring some festive cheer to what Banksy calls “the least Christmassy place on earth”, the British street artist has teamed up with the …

Art world fights back in US culture crisis

“Is culture in the Americas in big trouble?” was the burning question at a talk at Art Basel in Miami Beach on Thursday evening, to which all …

Artist Daniel Canogar visualizes real-time environmental shifts with LED sculptures

With Echo, Canogar explores subtle changes in our world<p><i>It sometimes seems like technology is at odds with the art world — a tension between brain and heart. But plenty of artists, from Da Vinci to Cory Arcangel, have proved that’s not true, and continue to prove it as technology evolves. In</i> …

Magnetism

Steam stops accepting payments in bitcoins

<b>Online game service Steam has stopped accepting payments made with the Bitcoin virtual currency.</b><p>In a statement, development studio Valve, which runs Steam, said "high fees and volatility" had driven it to stop accepting them.<p>It said that fees to process Bitcoin payments had "skyrocketed" in 2017, …

Literal death machine offers a way to peacefully slip out of existence

When we talk about death machines, we’re usually speaking hyperbolically about contraptions like this one, or the rise of AI overlords that get bored with their menial tasks before rising up against their oppressors. This might start with buying up Papa Johns franchises and taking up Soul Cycle but …

HDMI 2.1 is here with 10K and Dynamic HDR support

Back in January, the HDMI Forum unveiled its new specifications for the HDMI connector, called HDMI 2.1. Now, that HDMI specification is available to all vendors who have already adopted HDMI 2.0. It's backwards compatible with all previous HDMI specifications.<p>The focus of HDMI 2.1 is on higher …

Google Play may lose some popular apps due to their use of Accessibility Services

Google is keen to ensure that its services have truly mass appeal, and part of this means offering functions to help those with disabilities. This includes YouTube captions for the hearing impaired, screen reading for its Chrome browser, and a host of features for its premier mobile platform.<p>On …

Google wants to run cities without being elected. Don't let it

A new initiative will see Alphabet – the parent company of Google – take charge of redeveloping a waterfront district in Toronto. Here’s why that’s troubling<p>Alphabet, the parent company of Google, does not suffer from a lack of ambition. Its subsidiaries are tackling topics ranging from autonomous …

Cities

Marcel Duchamp's moustachioed Mona Lisa sells for $750,000

Duchamp reproduction of Leonardo Da Vinci’s classic painting includes a beard and moustache<p>One of Marcel Duchamp’s reproductions of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, on to which he pencilled a beard and moustache, has sold for €632,500 ($750,000) at Sotheby’s in Paris.<p>It was part of the sale of a …

Marcel Duchamp

Bonfoton, A Unique Lens Frame That Easily Turns a Darkened Room Into a Camera Obscura

When Finnish photographer Tommi Pirnes fell in love with the concept of Camera Obscura and the idea of bringing the outdoors inside, he and his wife …

Photography

Jeff Koons’ augmented reality Snapchat artwork gets ‘vandalized’

Earlier this week, Snapchat launched a new augmented reality art exhibiting feature as part of a collaboration with the artist Jeff Koons. ART, as it’s called, will plaster the digital artwork and sculptures of artists into geo-tagged physical locations across the world that viewers can see as a …

Augmented Reality

Your Brain on Art: The Emerging Science of Neuroaesthetics Probes What Art Does to Our Brains

If you’ve followed debates in popular philosophical circles, you’ve surely heard the critique of “scientism,” the “view that only scientific claims …

Here’s how a Googler explains headphones with Google Assistant built-in are actually useful

After several big leaks, Google finally unveiled headphones with Google Assistant built-in this week. That functionality is debuting on the Bose QC35 II, but Google hasn’t done a good job advertising why this feature is worth buying into. Now, a Googler has given his two cents on the topic.<p>Ian …

Google

Virtual Reality: Beyond the Hype

<b>How do you think we will use VR/AR in the future?</b><p>The vision that is generally accepted is that VR and AR will combine and become like a single pair …

Augmented Reality

52% of the world does not have internet access

A new UN report on the state of broadband says 1.5 billion more people use the internet today than in 2010, but 52% of the world's population still …

Internet

The price of bitcoin has a 91% correlation with Google searches for bitcoin

The current price of bitcoin has a 91% correlation with the volume of Google search requests for bitcoin-related terms, according to a study by SEMrush, a search engine marketing agency.<p>The study drew from a database of 120 million US keyword searches linked to the cryptocurrency. The overall …

Cryptocurrency

Are Artists the New Interpreters of Scientific Innovation?

WHEN WE THINK OF ARTIST residencies today, we think of the MacDowell Colony, in the woods of New Hampshire, and of the Skowhegan School, in Maine. There’s the Rome Prize fellowship, at the city’s American Academy, and Donald Judd’s Chinati Foundation, in Marfa. To be an ­artist in residence means …

Royal Academy of Arts to reveal explicit side of Dalí and Duchamp

London gallery to warn visitors of graphic material in exhibition that demonstrates artists’ shared values<p>Some of the exhibits in a forthcoming exhibition on Salvador Dalí and Marcel Duchamp – two of the 20th century’s most famous artists – may not be for the faint-hearted. Visitors to the Royal …

Salvador Dalí

Instagram posts can reveal depression better than anything patients tell their doctors

Our social media posts say more about us than we realize, including when we need help. In a paper published today (Aug. 8) in the journal EPJ Data Science, a pair of researchers found that an algorithm flagging a few key signs in people’s Instagram posts may be able to diagnose depression more …

Depression