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Post image for Buildings Get Erected in an Architectural Dating Game

“If you want to stain me, come to 2689 Santa Fresca Blvd.” So reads the sext I have just received from BeautifullyStained, a staircase with a wooden railing that was, indeed, beautifully stained.

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Post image for A Video Game That Tailors Its Terrors to Your Anxiety

“Go to your happy place,” the game attendant told me as the digital kitchen on my screen filled with milk and I was drowning.

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Post image for In ‘Transparent,’ the Dangers of Apathy in Weimar Germany’s Queer Culture

They’re on top of the world: partying, popular, queer kids with everything going for them. This is not 1960s San Francisco or 1980s New York or today’s internet communities: it’s 1933 in Weimar Berlin.

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Post image for An App Turns the Failures of Image Recognition into Whimsical Text

When I was a little girl, I always wondered what my Teddy Ruxpin mechanical bear would say if there wasn’t a cassette tape commanding his interactions with me.

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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 An Interactive Map of a Midcentury Botanist’s Amazonian Trips

Richard Evans Schultes took peyote with the Kiowa in Oklahoma in the 1930s, was the first scientist invited to a hallucinogenic yagé ceremony in the Amazon’s Sibundoy Valley in the 1940s, and inadvertently helped launch the psychedelic era of the 1960s.

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Post image for In a Game, Foraging for Mushrooms with a Grandmother Who Listens

Lieve Oma is a game in which you hunt for mushrooms with your grandmother beneath trees saturated with autumnal colors. It’s also about how a simple conversation can indicate so much more about a relationship, where the words unsaid echo as much as those spoken aloud.

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Post image for Photography Acts as a Weapon in a Game About the Iranian Revolution

In 1979 Revolution: Black Friday, the streets of Tehran are combustive, resistance smoldering from tensely linked groups that share a dissatisfaction with the Shah.

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Post image for The Immortal Deer an Artist Set Loose in Grand Theft Auto

I’ve never played Grand Theft Auto (GTA), but I have spent a decent amount of time watching a hacked — or, rather, “modded” — deer running through the GTA V live game, and I think this deer has something to tell us.

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Post image for A Video Game Inspired by Philip K. Dick’s Sci-Fi Worlds

The developers of Californium call their game a “love letter to Philip K. Dick.”

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