Allison Meier

Post image for Digital Distractions: ‘Twin Peaks’ Dance-Off, Skull Glitches, and an 18th-Century Opera Puzzle

Walk through a glitchy realm of skulls and flowers, have a Twin Peaks dance battle in the Black Lodge, alter an alternative reality, and experience an 18th-century opera as a puzzle.

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Post image for 11,000 Photos of the Apollo Lunar Missions Land on Flickr

When the Apollo astronauts traveled beyond the atmosphere and to the moon in the 1960s and ’70s, they carried Hasselblad cameras to document the NASA missions.

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Post image for The British Government’s Only Woman Artist in WWII Finally Gets a Retrospective

Evelyn Dunbar was the only woman to be salaried as an Official British War Artist during World War II, painting and sketching images of the home front, particularly the Women’s Land Army where civilians were employed in agriculture to fill in for absent soldiers.

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Post image for A Hidden Estonian “Forest Library” for Listening to Nature

Around 50% of Estonia is covered in forest.

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Post image for Illuminating the Wonders of Paris’s Nuit Blanche

PARIS — It was nearly 2am and I was watching snow fall on the abandoned railroad tracks of the Petite Ceinture.

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Post image for Prends-Ça! A Paris Exhibition Invites Visitors to Take the Artworks with Them

PARIS — Take Me (I’m Yours) at the Monnaie de Paris revives and expands a 1995 exhibition curated by Christian Boltanski and Hans-Ulrich Obrist at London’s Serpentine Gallery, in which all the art is designed to be touched and taken away.

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Post image for The Pomp and Mockery of Louis XIV’s Propaganda Medals

Louis XIV, like politicians of today, knew the value of controlling his public image.

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Post image for Inventive Twitter Projects Monitor Air Quality, Calm Chemo Patients, and More

At last month’s London Design Festival, six projects considered how Twitter might enable interactions beyond verbal communication.

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Sum of the Arts

by Allison Meier on October 2, 2015

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Number of positions of movement in Marcel Duchamp’s “Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2” (1912) = 20

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Post image for A Photographer Instagrams the Poorest Places in the US

This past summer photographer Matt Black covered 18,000 miles of the poorest places in the United States.

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