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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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Post image for The Nomadic Arctic Landmass that Became a New Nation

Back in 2012, a curious landmass journeyed around the coast of England, broken free from the Arctic, where it had long been invisible under a glacier. Nowhereisland, as it was anointed by its discoverer, artist Alex Hartley, became land art on a massive scale.

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Post image for Using Biofeedback Technology for a Game That Knows Your Fear

A game currently under development uses your own anxiety to make its play increasingly horrifying as you get more scared, and it also aims to help people confront their fear.

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Kickstarter Hacked, User Data Stolen

by Hrag Vartanian on February 15, 2014

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Tonight, Kickstarter announced they had a security breach early this week, and they didn’t know until law enforcement officials told them on Wednesday night.

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Post image for Lincoln’s Loveseat: Help Restore the ‘Courting Couch’ Where Abe Wooed His Babe

There are plenty of artifacts of Abraham Lincoln, from his fine pocket watch acquired while he was a successful Illinois lawyer to the presidential top hat he’s believed to have worn for that infamous 1865 evening at Ford’s Theater.

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Post image for Spike Lee Doesn’t Do the Right Thing [UPDATED]

When famed film director Spike Lee launched a Kickstarter project for “The Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint” this past summer, we rolled our eyes. But when Spike Lee hires unpaid interns and steals a designer’s work — well, then we feel compelled to say something.

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Post image for New Small Press Seeks Big Old Letterpress

CHICAGO — Reports of print’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Outpost Magazine is one testament to this; another is Meekling Press, a very small Chicago-based book press that is committed to creating small editions of hand-bound books, as well as paperback editions.

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Post image for Turning an Experiment in Musical Architecture into a Village

A New Orleans project that started in 2011 as an experiment with musical architecture is planning a return, although this time with roving ramshackle structures that can eventually become a permanent soundscape in the city.

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Post image for Nevermore? Poe Museum Turns to Kickstarter to Preserve Raven Illustrations

Many artists have been drawn to the macabre, dolorous work of Edgar Allen Poe — Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Édouard Manet, Gustave Doré.

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Post image for Gimme Shelter: A French Artist Retreat Crowdsources

It seems idyllic: a cluster of artist-designed shelters lining a river by an old flour mill in pastoral Brittany, France. This vision of a creative retreat is one that is close to being realized, although they’re angling for an extra push to get them there.

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