Allison Meier

Post image for The Poetic Verse of Our Collective Google Queries

Type a search into Google and the most popular terms start auto-populating below, suggesting the collective desires, queries, and curiosities of internet users.

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Post image for Illustrated Dolphins and Vampire Squid from the Dawn of Ocean Exploration

In the 16th century, Pierre Belon published one of the earliest scientific depictions of a dolphin: a woodcut with finely hatched skin and pointed teeth.

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Post image for Honoring Nepal’s Cultural Heritage One Year After Its Catastrophic Quake

To coincide with the one-year anniversary of the April 25, 2015, earthquake in Nepal, the Rubin Museum of Art is launching a series of commemorative projects, including an online exhibition that celebrates the unique culture of the region.

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Post image for Grafting Puerto Rican Architecture onto the Lower East Side

Edra Soto attempts architectural transplants the way a doctor might replace skin, seeing if an unfamiliar addition will take.

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Post image for The Forgotten First Woman Violinist to Perform on the American Stage

Violinist Camilla Urso “stood on the stage like a statue on fire,” in the words of writer Theodore Tilton.

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Post image for J.M.W. Turner to Light Up the British £20 Note

J.M.W. Turner, the great English landscape painter who obsessed over light, will be featured on the new £20 banknote in the UK.

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Post image for Cheery Skeleton Mosaic Found in Turkey Says, “Enjoy Your Life” [UPDATED]

Reclining by a wine jug and a portion of bread, a cup in one bony hand, the skeleton on a 3rd-century BCE mosaic discovered in Turkey has a simple message for its viewers: “Be cheerful, enjoy your life.”

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Post image for Escape Your Home in a Game About the Anxieties of OCD

You’re running late to work and need to get out the door in three minutes if you have any chance of making it to the office on time, but did you leave the stove on?

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Post image for The Most Beautiful Subway Station in the World: NYC Pays Tribute to Prince

Travelers through the Prince Street subway station in Manhattan yesterday may have looked twice at its signage that was temporarily transformed into a memorial for the late Prince.

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Post image for In a Game Based on the Failing US School System, Leave No Pineapple Behind

No Pineapple Left Behind, from Subaltern Games, turns the controversial 2001 No Child Left Behind Act, which connected federal funding in American public schools to standardized test scores, into a bleak management game.

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