Post image for An Illustrated Guide to Guy Debord’s ‘The Society of the Spectacle’

Guy Debord’s (1931–1994) best-known work, La société du spectacle (The Society of the Spectacle) (1967), is a polemical and prescient indictment of our image-saturated consumer culture. The book examines the “Spectacle,” Debord’s term for the everyday manifestation of capitalist-driven phenomena; advertising, television, film, and celebrity.

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Building a Glitch in 3D

by Claire Voon on September 14, 2015

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If you look at a photograph of the newly worked facade of Switzerland’s House of Electronic Arts Basel, it may appear as if the image failed to properly load.

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Post image for Protect Yourself from Unwanted Photographs with This Hoodie

Attention shoppers: are you tired of paparazzi following you around, taking bright flash pictures and selling them to tabloids?

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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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