Allison Meier

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The startling 1929 surrealist silent film Un Chien Andalou made by Luis Buñuel in collaboration with Salvador Dalí is now a deeply unsettling video game.

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Centuries of use haven’t changed the standard deck of playing cards much. A new version designed by Fredericks & Mae puts all 54 cards on the color spectrum in a fanning rainbow.

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Sum of the Arts

by Allison Meier on April 24, 2015

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Years the Hubble Space Telescope has been photographing the universe from above our atmosphere = 25

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Post image for Explore a Surreal Performance Parody of Google Street View

Over the course of six weeks and with a cast of hundreds, a Belgian theater company seized control of over six miles of streets in the city of Mons to stage surreal spectacles including flying kayakers, crowds of angels, and a taxidermy deer transforming into a donkey.

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Post image for Using Fiction to Map the Emotional Geography of Victorian London

The Stanford Literary Lab has plotted quotes from over 700 19th-century authors who mentioned locations in London in order to compose concentrations of dread or happiness.

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Post image for An Opera Filmed at the Largest Particle Physics Lab in the World

A movie set amongst the machines of CERN, the world’s largest particle physics facility, considers how both art and science strive to understand the universe, and what it is to be human.

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Post image for With the Help of Prosthetics and Psychics, a Photographer Dramatizes His Possible Fates

After photographer Phil Toledano experienced both the sudden death of his mother and the slower, drawn out demise of his father, he became obsessed with his own potential futures.

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Post image for Blast the Forces of Tradition in a Game Inspired by 20th-Century Modernism

What would a video game developed in 1923 by a bunch of angry modern artists look like?

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Post image for Over 300 Artists Link Up in an International Game of Telephone

In Telephone, an online exhibition organized by the Satellite Collective, a web connecting 315 artists in 42 countries was structured around this Breton fisherman’s prayer: “Oh god thy sea is so great and my boat is so small.”

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When Haas Unica was introduced in 1980, it was intended as an illustrious successor to the highly popular sans-serif Helvetica.

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