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On April 9, Frieze New York and city labor unions announced that they had reached a settlement regarding using unionized workers for their fair in May.

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There comes a time when an American politician has to stand not for what’s popular, but what’s Right, what’s True.

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Chat Bots and Big Data

by An Xiao on December 16, 2013

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OAKLAND, Calif. — With our data-driven lives, so much of what we do can be seen through the lens of algorithms.

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The Found Poetry of Google Autocomplete

by An Xiao on November 11, 2013

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Could our collective searches generate beauty? I, and presumably 60,000+ others, have been intrigued by Google Poetics, a Twitter account consisting of found poetry from Google search terms.

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There’s an Ancient Greek story that many art lovers know, from the 5th century BCE. Zeuxis and Parrhasius were known as the best painters of the time, so the citizens held a contest to determine who indeed was the best. At that time, the value of painting was in its re-creation of reality. A painting that could complete a trompe l’oeil, a fooling of the eye, was deemed the most successful.

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A Trip Through Internet History with @wwwtxt

by An Xiao on October 10, 2013

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LA-based artist Daniel Rehn culls from internet messages posted between 1988 and 1994 and sends them out regularly on his Twitter account.

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Enabling New Platforms for Poetry

by An Xiao on September 20, 2013

Twitter has often been likened to haiku.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Twitter has often been likened to haiku.

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With 581 museums in 34 countries taking part, #AskaCurator is set to generate a lot of discussion about art around the world.

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Ever wonder which emoji are most popular with users? Now Emojitracker is tracking Twitter users to find out which symbols are being used the most right now.

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Go to vinepeek.com. Spend five minutes watching it without tearing up, feeling overwhelmed by humanity’s vastness, and becoming totally addicted. I dare you.

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