Technology

Post image for Between Now and Nowhere: A Performance Dissects Reality

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — In an age where our attention often frays and never lingers, it is rare to find something that holds it unwaveringly for 60 minutes.

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Post image for Researchers Decipher the Map That May Have Guided Columbus Westward

You might call Henricus Martellus’s 1491 world map — which many believe Christopher Columbus consulted before setting out on his voyage — a symbol of the limits of human knowledge.

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Post image for Social Media You Can Wear as a T-shirt

Using thermochromatic ink, a soft circuit, and Bluetooth, Social Textiles link items of clothing to their wearers’ smartphones and alerts them when other Social Textiles users with similar interests are in close proximity.

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Post image for The Dystopian Possibilities of a Drawing Machine

For all those who could never quite manage a straight line in Drawing 101, Saurabh Datta may have an answer.

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Post image for Microsoft HoloLens Renders the Internet in 3D

The cyberpunk literary tradition anticipated a series of real-world technical developments in which the digital and the spatial converge.

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Post image for Cyberfeminists Go Deep on Big Data, Privacy, and Surveillance

In mid-December, 12 hackers, artists, coders, and activists gathered to tackle issues of privacy, surveillance, anonymity, and big data as they manifest in our society.

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After Dark at Tate Britain

Anyone can visit Tate Britain without leaving her home thanks to Google Art Project, but how about doing so while its galleries are dark, and furthermore, with greater authority?

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Kazuki Umezawa, “AR Image Core Involving All”

Art scholar Michio Hayashi theorized that the popular perception of “Japaneseness” in the West was cemented in the 1980s by triangulating “kitsch hybridity,” “primordial nature,” and “technological sophistication.”

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Theaters

A Dance of Digital Shadows

by Daniel Larkin on June 27, 2014

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Technologies that didn’t exist 10 years are opening up fresh possibilities for choreographers and their collaborators. Interactive designer Matt Romein’s recent collaborative presentation with choreographer Sophie Sotsky harnessed new developments in motion-capture technology, video programming language, and sound editing to create a truly contemporary dance performance.

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Post image for Message Scent: Smell Phone Makes History

It wasn’t quite as Earth-shaking as Marconi’s 1901 cross-Atlantic radio transmission or Alexander Graham Bell yapping at this assistant on the first telephone call in 1876, but this week the 21st century got its inaugural transatlantic scent message.

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