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Post image for Making It, and Not, in Montreal’s Street Art Scene

Few North American cities wear their street art so prominently on their sleeve as Montreal. This exceptionally vibrant community is the focus of the documentary Bienvenue / Welcome, for which director Maxime Charron is in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign.

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Post image for Sandy-Ravaged Rockaways Bungalow Reborn as an Artist Residency

Two years on, the effect of Hurricane Sandy is still visible in the Rockaways’s vacant bungalows. Artist Robyn Renee Hasty is imagining one of these storm-wrecked homes as a creative community space, one that could simultaneously be a model of rebuilding with low-impact design.

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Post image for Rebooting the Legacy of a Woman Who Made Video Games for Girls

Theresa Duncan made a series of CD-ROM games in the 1990s aimed at young girls, encouraging imagination and adventure through playfully drawn, dreamlike narratives.

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Post image for Art Basel and Kickstarter Team Up to Make Each Other Feel Good

Here’s a URL that launched this morning: artbasel.com/crowdfunding. Yes, indeed, friends! Art Basel, the art fair behemoth that rakes in millions of dollars annually, is now investing in crowdfunding. Happy day?

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Post image for Finding More than Fashion in the Legacy of Nigerian Photographer J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere

When photographer J. D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere passed away this February, he left behind an archive of over 10,000 photographs of his home country Nigeria.

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Post image for Recovering the History of Sound in Video Games

The sound of video games has transformed from something seemingly mechanical accenting action to incredibly elaborate acoustic landscapes setting the mood for play. To preserve this history, and show why it’s worth exploring, a new documentary and archive project are underway.

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In composing a song to play for 1,000 years, the variables of technology, societal upheaval, and public understanding cannot be overlooked.

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Post image for Chinese Officials Remove Ai Weiwei Work from Exhibition

Ai Weiwei’s art star celebrity status sometimes eclipses the political realities of his life, but the Chinese government is always quick with a reminder. The latest controversy: local cultural officials in Shanghai have scrubbed and censored Ai’s name and work from an exhibition about the history of contemporary Chinese art, the New York Times reported.

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Post image for Designing Spaces for a Better Death

As life spans extend and the window of time in which we experience death widens — hospital visits, hospice care, nursing homes, funeral homes — some architects are considering how we can better design for this final chapter.

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Post image for Ai Weiwei Stars in Short Sci-Fi Film

Who could forget Ai Weiwei’s foray into music last spring? Now he’s branching out creatively once more, this time with his first acting role.

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