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In “The Founder,” a “dystopian startup simulator,” you must disrupt markets, innovate nonstop, maybe even go beyond the Earth in wildly expensive rockets.

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Post image for The Incredible Electric Eric: Rebuilding a Lost 1920s British Robot

By all accounts, the debut of the UK’s first humanoid robot was a startling affair.

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Post image for Seymour Chwast’s Graphic Battle Against War

A 5,000-year chronicle of human violence is the goal of illustrator Seymour Chwast’s new book project, which follows his almost six-decades of antiwar art.

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Post image for Mel Chin Crowdfunds a Film About Climate Change, Featuring an Inuit Hunter and Poodles

Artist Mel Chin’s plan was to film an Inuit hunter racing through the streets of Paris on a sled pulled by seven fluffy white poodles, timing this vision of the Arctic in the French capital with the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in December of last year.

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Post image for The Artist Building a Bridge from Brooklyn to Governors Island

Nancy Nowacek has a dream: she wants to build a pedestrian bridge between Brooklyn and Governors Island.

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Post image for Binging on Selfies and Regurgitating Money: The Best of Hong Kong’s Art Fair Week

HONG KONG — Admission to the final days of last week’s Art Basel Hong Kong was sold out, and the fair logged an impressive 70,000 attendees.

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Post image for Hans Holbein’s Anamorphic Skull as a Temporary Tattoo

A huge, distorted skull appears like a slash across Hans Holbein the Younger’s 1533 “The Ambassadors,” and it’s only when viewed from an angle that the death’s head emerges from the painting in three dimensions. It’s one of the most famous uses of anamorphosis, but how to communicate this unique omen of impending mortality in a more personal way?

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Post image for Two Crowdfunding Campaigns Aim to Create Art for the Blind

Imagine never being able to see the Mona Lisa, much less understand what people mean when they talk about her enigmatic smile.

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Post image for Photographer Alec Soth’s Winnebago Workshop Takes Arts Education on the Road

“Moving through the world brings the world alive,” Alec Soth told Hyperallergic. “I considered myself a photographer for about a decade before I seriously started traveling. Once I hit the road, everything changed. I found I could more deeply connect with the people and places I encountered.”

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Post image for Before They Disappear: A Virtual Reality Requiem for the Last Four White Rhinos

When filmmakers Eline Jongsma and Kel O’Neill began researching the Northern white rhinoceros over a year ago, there were seven on the whole planet. Now there are only four.

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