Samsung’s Classy New Gadget Is Half TV, Half Work of Art

March 15th, 2017 Art, Technology
Samsung’s Classy New Gadget Is Half TV, Half Work of Art

You hang Samsung’s new set on your wall, and it displays works of art when you’re not watching TV. The post Samsung’s Classy New Gadget Is Half TV, Half Work of Art appeared first on WIRED.

Visualizing C1 to C8: The Corvette Design Exhibition You Don’t Want to Miss

December 22nd, 2016 Art, Automotive

After you recover from New Year’s Eve festivities, the next party you must not miss is an exhibition hosted by the Scarab Club, Detroit’s premier artists’ gallery and studio. Tapping private collections and General Motors archives, Scarab members have gathered an extensive collection of conceptual drawings (including those by Peter Brock, seen above and on […]

How Science Uncovered $80 Million of Fine Art Forgeries

December 20th, 2016 Art, Science
How Science Uncovered $80 Million of Fine Art Forgeries

Highly specialized tools sussed out a fake Jackson Pollock and nearly 40 other forgeries created by a Chinese artist in Queens, New York. The post How Science Uncovered $80 Million of Fine Art Forgeries appeared first on WIRED.

Culture! Sport! Confusion? BMW’s 18th Art Car Is Its 19th Art Car

December 1st, 2016 Art, Automotive

In the annals of artifice-laden BMW race cars, the Homer E30 may stand alone, but the Bavarian concern itself holds a tradition of commissioning famed artists to gussy up its machines that dates back 41 years, to the mid-1970s, when first Alexander Calder and then Frank Stella painted 3.0 CSL cars for Hervé Poulain. Since […]

Using Math to Repair a 650-Year-Old Masterpiece

September 30th, 2016 Art, Science
Using Math to Repair a 650-Year-Old Masterpiece

The author shows how new mathematical techniques can be used to revitalize a 650-year-old work of art. The post Using Math to Repair a 650-Year-Old Masterpiece appeared first on WIRED.

Is art the next frontier in the IoT revolution?

September 2nd, 2016 Art, General Interest

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The Internet is a tool of connection. We share photos, videos, ideas—all at the click of a button, or the tap of a screen. The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution has further transformed our lives, allowing our devices to fully integrate with our world in ways unimaginable even five years ago. The very concept of… Read more »

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Puccini Summer Dreams: Lucca To Cooperstown

July 13th, 2016 Art

Summer Dreams of Puccini: From Lucca to Cooperstown By Paula DiPerna I love Giacomo Puccini’s operas; it is as simple as that. I close my eyes and soar. So much have I come to love Puccini’s music, at times it feels that I might have been Puccini in a former life. Oh welcome fantasies–I even […]

Misty Copeland To Join Disney's Live-Action 'Nutcracker' Movie

July 13th, 2016 Art

Most often, stalking prima ballerina Misty Copeland on Instagram leads to a stream of balancing acts, feats of strength and devastatingly gorgeous ballet moves that will surely make you feel like a garbage human in comparison. Today, however, it led to big news.  Copeland announced on the social platform Wednesday that she will be joining the […]

Saddam Hussein's Novella Is Coming To Bookstores Near You, Maybe

July 13th, 2016 Art

A certain American presidential candidate might say of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, “He was a bad guy ― really bad guy. But you know what? He did well? He wrote pulpy allegorical novels that ham-handedly glorified his own leadership. He did that so well.”  That’s right, in case you missed this important trivia fact about […]

Couple's Creative Engagement Shoot Is A Serious Blast From The Past

July 13th, 2016 Art

After getting engaged in January, Georgia actors Kara McDowell and Quade Sewell set out to take engagement pics ― but they wanted theirs to be more creative than the average shoot.  So they rented period costumes, hired photographer Joshua Grasso and took photos around Marietta, Georgia that portray them as a couple in the 1920s, 1940s, […]

7 Photos Of Abandoned Fukushima That Will Give You Chills

July 13th, 2016 Art

Just over five years ago on a Friday in March, the residents of Fukushima, Japan were urged to flee immediately when an earthquake and subsequent tsunami caused a triple nuclear meltdown at a nearby power plant.  The town has barely been touched since… until now. Twenty-seven-year-old photographer Keow Wee Loong went on the ultimate daredevil trip […]

'The Heat' Was Originally Written For Tina Fey And Amy Poehler

July 13th, 2016 Art

If we can attribute the success of 2013’s “The Heat” to anything, it’s Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock. McCarthy’s broad antics zigged where Bullock’s self-effacing humor zagged. They were an impeccable duo ― not to mention two of the only bankable movie stars working today.  But “The Heat” was actually written with Amy Poehler and […]

Places To Hide

July 13th, 2016 Art

When I was a little boy, I liked to hide in quiet, isolated areas. It could be under a desk, in a corner of the balcony, or just in a closet. Whenever I occupied these small, private spaces, it gave me a feeling of profound security. The images in Places to Hide are in part […]

Gotta Catch ‘Em All on the National Mall

July 13th, 2016 Art

Sergeant Nadia Tyler, a security guard at Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, is collecting Pokémon creatures daily. Direct Link: Gotta Catch ‘Em All on the National Mall Source: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/latest_articles/

Spot-On Cards Celebrate The Underrated Milestones Of Motherhood

July 13th, 2016 Art

Every motherhood milestone deserves recognition, even the seemingly small ones.  That’s the idea behind “Mum’s Milestones,” a deck of cards from moms Becky Feiner and Esti Zilber that celebrate underappreciated landmarks moms reach. From “I only got up five times last night” to “Finally, my boobs didn’t feel like they would burst,” the cards’ catchphrases […]

'Runaways' Still Packs a Punch Nearly Forty Years Later

July 13th, 2016 Art

By Sheila Kogan, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, July 13, 2016 At the end of the performance, large handwritten letters were held up by cast members spelling out: THANK YOU, LIZ! I want to also add my thanks to Elizabeth (Liz) Swados who wrote the book, music and lyrics for Runaways way back in 1978 and was […]

Seeking Like-Minded for Art, Tech, Impact and Play (LTR)

July 13th, 2016 Art

I look at a lot of applications. Every year. This year, I read 414. It’s part of my job, and I enjoy it–every once in awhile, you spot unbelievable potential bubbling up. You find projects that need a home like Eyebeam, where they can grow into their voice and power. Eyebeam, at its core, is […]

The Bottom Line: 'Ninety-Nine Stories Of God' By Joy Williams

July 13th, 2016 Art

The title of Joy Williams’ latest short story collection ― Ninety-Nine Stories of God ― is not just a pretty phrase. It is, like Williams’ writing, both bluntly descriptive and wildly evocative. The collection does contain 99 flash fiction works exploring the mysterious, the miraculous, and the inexplicable. In a word, they concern God. But, […]

Discovering Urban Art Magic In Dresden, Germany

July 13th, 2016 Art

Most people who conjure “urban art” and “Germany” in an equation will definitely get an answer of “Berlin”, no matter the operator. The bohemian index in that city has not softened since Bowie was recording “Heroes” there in the late ’70s, and even though The Wall is down, the urban art scene is still blisteringly […]

The Ubiquity Of Modernity

July 13th, 2016 Art

Someday there won’t be anymore need for airports or air travel at all so at least one venue employed by terrorists will be eliminated. Of course everything comes at a cost and in this case it will be the sense of place that will be the sacrificial lamb. The ubiquity of modernity is such that […]