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We Make Money Not Art

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  • An Artist Stages and Self-Publishes Paparazzi-Style Trump Photos
    The British artist — whose images feature actors she hires and styles to look like famous people — had to publish Private herself, as the publishers she approached feared legal retaliation from Trump’s administration. The act was a means of protesting the chilling effects of a Trump presidency and exercising her freedom of speech as an artist.
  • Unless It Changes, Capitalism Will Starve Humanity By 2050
    Public corporations are responding to consumer demand and pressure from Wall Street. Professors Christopher Wright and Daniel Nyberg published Climate Change, Capitalism and Corporations last fall, arguing that businesses are locked in a cycle of exploiting the world's resources in ever more creative ways.
  • A Western Cultural History of Pink, from Madame de Pompadour to Pussy Hats
    according to Paoletti, well into the 1920s, there was little consensus on the part of department stores and women’s periodicals as to which color was properly assigned to which gender, and many parents simply gravitated to whatever looked more attractive on their child.

GAMERZ 2016 – Our daily computer-programmed reality

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:40:52 +0000

For a full intro to the festival, check out my previous story: GAMERZ: Digital tech ‘degenerated’ by craft […]

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  • Device Turns Air Pollution Into Printing Ink
    The Kaalink filters and captures unburned carbon emitted by incomplete engine combustion. The technical details of the process are secret, but officials at Gravinky Labs, a spinoff company from MIT Media Lab, said the process is largely mechanical and relatively straightforward.
  • Refugees on Mars: Halil Altindere -
    If nobody is willing to take the refugees, why not send them to Mars and let them form colonies there? I’ve been talking to people at NASA and futuristic architects to evaluate all the different factors of life in space. Then, in the third and last part of the show, I plan to use virtual reality and put the viewer into a digital universe to experience being a space refugee!
  • Why Talk Feminism in World of Warcraft? | Creative Time Reports
    #Gamergate isn’t just about sexism in virtual worlds—who we are online is who we are IRL. Artist Angela Washko creates spaces for unfiltered conversations about gender to emerge in one of the decade’s most popular multiplayer games.

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Obfuscates your feelings on Facebook and defeat its algorithms in the process

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:24:10 +0000

By obfuscating the limited number of emotions offered to you by Facebook, this plug-in allows you to fool the platform algorithms, perturb its data collection practices and appear as someone whose feelings are emotionally “balanced”

GAMERZ: Digital tech ‘degenerated’ by craft and kludge

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:31:58 +0000

Each work selected for the show champions an ‘alternative’ aesthetic that values the glitches of the process and the imperfection of technology. Perhaps even more interestingly, these works present themselves as a kind of anti-Apple squad, they open up they guts and show the mechanisms that brings them to life

Book review: Privacy. A Short History

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:58:00 +0000

At a time when the death of privacy is widely proclaimed, historian David Vincent, describes the evolution of the concept and practice of privacy from the Middle Ages to the present controversy over digital communication and state surveillance provoked by the revelations of Edward Snowden

Listen to the sounds from the deepest hole ever dug into the Earth crust

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 16:15:20 +0000

Justin Bennett’s sound walk takes us inside the now abandoned and very decrepit Soviet research station in the company of the last worker still living there

Air Slaves. Could we one day ‘lend our lungs’ to filter polluted air?

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:17:14 +0000

Prepare for a future in which the only way of making a living is to ‘lend your lung' to filter heavily polluted air. Clean Air International Inc. is looking for suppliers for its first Organic Clean Air (TM) retail store

The Nuclear Culture Source Book

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:08:00 +0000

The book brings together contemporary art and ideas investigating the nuclear Anthropocene, nuclear sites and materiality, along with important questions of radiological inheritance, nuclear modernity and the philosophical concept of radiation as a hyperobject

Day 2 of HYBRID MATTERs symposium: Root brain, post-fossil culture & why we need to stick with our mess

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:30:34 +0000

Hybrid ecologies unfold through complex interactions between actors and elements: human, non-human, biological, mineral, robotic, artificial, etc. There has always been some forms of interaction between humans and their immediate biological environment (through agriculture, bee keeping, fermentation techniques, etc.) but contemporary science is speeding up the synergies and frictions

From animal sensors to Monet as a painter of the anthropocene. 9 things i learnt on the opening day of the HYBRID MATTERs symposium

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:56:19 +0000

The actors of hybrid ecologies are many. They are genetically engineered plants, cloned trees, animals used as sensors. Or they are robots, software and networks that encroach on the biological and sometimes manage to fuse with it. Some of this hybrid ecology is the direct result of human actions but increasingly, we see signs that biological and technological entities are escaping human control and are transforming the planet

Book review – Public Servants. Art and the Crisis of the Common Good

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:21:06 +0000

Socially engaged artists need not be aligned (and may often be opposed) to the public sector and to institutionalized systems. In many countries, structures of democratic governance and public responsibility are shifting, eroding, and being remade in profound ways—driven by radical economic, political, and global forces. According to what terms and through what means can art engage with these changes?