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SURVEILLANCE

I Got Tracked by Ai Weiwei's Drones and Here's What Happened

Ai, Jacques Herzog, and Pierre de Meuron staged a creepily prescient installation at the Park Avenue Armory.
Kara Weisenstein
7.11.17
Art

This Personality Quiz Will Figure Out Your Shape

A Timothy Leary-inspired online quiz generates an entire exhibition for artists Kayla Mattes and Justin Seibert.
Andrew Salomone
7.3.17
Video Games

Colorful Map Charts Video Game Popularity Worldwide

The real question is, can a search engine result show us deeper connections to want fans want from games globally?
Giaco Furino
6.30.17
japanese art

Now You Can Download 2,500 Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress’s expansive digitization efforts makes more art available to a larger public.
Diana Shi
6.18.17
SURVEILLANCE

This Scary Smart Collar Will Slowly Take Over Your Life

A Hong Kong art collective is making people think twice about society's obsession with wearables.
Maya-Roisin Slater
6.1.17
3D

Watch a Dancer Transform into a Pulsating Cloud of 3D Data

Dancer Shiho Tanaka transforms into a writhing cloud of data.
Emerson Rosenthal
5.29.17
digital art

Joy Division Tees Meet a Xerox Machine From Hell in denial.of.service’s Latest Video

Onryō features scan lines, bodily figures, and what its creator calls “excruciating rotoscoping.”
Emerson Rosenthal
4.5.17
light art

This Gorgeous Light Installation Replicates Waves Breaking on Dry Land

Chinese artist Jiayu Liu’s new installation ‘Ocean Wave’ is a gigantic data visualization of waves crashing on the shore.
DJ Pangburn
3.12.17
Internet

Confuse Facebook's Algorithms with the 'Go Rando' Web Extension

Artist Ben Grosser has built an app that lets you obfuscate your likes in the face of Facebook’s all-seeing algorithms.
Kevin Holmes
2.17.17
Art

[Exclusive] The Top 25 Most Instagrammed Art Spaces of 2016

New York and LA get lip service, but the standouts from the rest of the USA are impressive.
Beckett Mufson
12.20.16
Design

Why NYC Is the Perfect Place for Creative Map-Making

In a new book ‘You Are Here: NYC,’ author Katharine Harmon explores how people have mapped the soul of New York.
DJ Pangburn
11.21.16
Art

A Robot Is Collecting Sound Samples and Turning Them into Collages

Media artist ::vtol:: built a robot that samples a room’s noises and turns them into compositions.
DJ Pangburn
10.22.16