In Brief

Post image for Deal the Colors of the Rainbow with a New Playing Card Deck

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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Post image for An Exhibition of Art Seized During Corruption Raids in Brazil

A Brazilian museum has opened an exhibition of art seized amid the largest corruption scandal in its country’s history.

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Post image for Report on the State of Humanities Is Cautiously Optimistic

Amid much handwringing about the future of books and arts, the Academy of American Arts and Sciences released its annual report on the state of the humanities last week.

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Post image for Will Cornelius Gurlitt’s Collection Turn Up at Documenta 14?

Documenta 14 director Adam Szymczyk wants to show the collection of late art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt as part of the quinquennial exhibition’s next edition in 2017.

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Post image for Turns Out Derrida Has Always Been Incomprehensible

Not only did Derrida do poorly on his Shakespeare essay: he also went on flunk his university entrance exams, which he had to take three times.

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Post image for Security Footage of Dallas Museum of Art’s Crane Crash Oozes Suspense

Newly released security camera footage of a crane collapsing on the Dallas Museum of Art is pure Hitchcock.

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Post image for “Hologram” Protesters March Against Troubling New Anti-Terror Law

Thousands took part in a virtual march in the streets of Madrid last Friday night to protest the new Citizens’ Securities Law’s Reform law that will have a chilling effect on public protests.

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Post image for Google’s Online Museum Adds 3D Animal Skulls and Sculptures

The Google Cultural Institute, known for empowering internauts to Street View their way through museums and look very, very closely at digitized two-dimensional artworks, has ventured into the third dimension.

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Post image for Cooper Union Trustees Offer to Sacrifice School President to Appease State Attorney General

The board of trustees of the Cooper Union has offered not to renew the contract of the school’s current president, Jamshed Bharucha, if it would help bring an end to New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s investigation into the university’s management.

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Post image for Social Media You Can Wear as a T-shirt

Using thermochromatic ink, a soft circuit, and Bluetooth, Social Textiles link items of clothing to their wearers’ smartphones and alerts them when other Social Textiles users with similar interests are in close proximity.

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