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“As you look at the screen, it is possible to believe you are gazing into eternity,” says an absent, artificial female voice in the beginning of Jon Rafman’s NSFW “Still Life (Betamale)” (2013) video.

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Typewriter Art, Online

by Mostafa Heddaya on April 24, 2014

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The archival project Monoskop.org has posted the entirety of Alan Riddell’s Typewriter Art (1975), an out-of-print volume collecting typographical artwork made between the 1890s and the 1970s.

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An Australian street artist seems an unlikely figure to reprise Robert Hughes’s market-averse brand of video art criticism.

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In Alz, you wander as a blank-faced man through a landscape of trees and skyscrapers that stutter and glitch as a strange black box follows. It’s an incredibly short experience, a poem-length immersion in the world of someone caught in the confusion of memory loss.

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3D Print Your Own Museum

by Jillian Steinhauer on January 30, 2014

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Thanks to online platforms like Google Art Project and institutions releasing more and more images on the web for free, the general public has access to museum collections in ways they never have before. But what if you could do more than just remix images of objects in a collection — what if you could 3D print the objects themselves?

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CHICAGO — Media theorist Marshall McLuhan once said that television is cool and radio is hot. This isn’t a temperature thing, but rather a classification of media based on the participation it involves from viewers.

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A Deep Dive into Digital Art

by Jillian Steinhauer on December 24, 2013

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Some people spend Christmas Eve going to mass or sitting around a tree; others spend it eating Chinese food and going to see a movie. If you don’t have any family or friend traditions to adhere to, or if you do but want an escape, one possibility I’d recommend is to spend this late afternoon/evening digging into digital art via The Wrong, a new online biennial.

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Mapping San Francisco’s Literary History

by An Xiao on November 8, 2013

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OAKLAND, Calif. — San Francisco has become a city of gadgets, but it’s always been a city of letters. The town was central to the Beat movement in the 50′s, and the recent, city-wide SF Lit Crawl shed light on its wide variety of independent bookstores.

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Lowering the Barrier to Academic Databases

by An Xiao on October 14, 2013

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Doing research has always been a difficult endeavor for independent curators and arts historians. Outside the aegis of an academic institution, access to scholarly articles has traditionally been prohibitively expensive.

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OAKLAND, Calif. — A few weeks ago, I wrote about Heyku, a new app that takes an Instagram approach to poetry. One of our readers, Luke Agbaimoni, wrote in about his site, micropoetry.com, which features some of the existing practices of poets online.

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