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Being at Superscript was quite the meta experience.

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Superscript, a first-of-its-kind conference about arts journalism and criticism in the digital age, hosted by the Walker Art Center, was full of illuminating moments about the labor of writing. But it also left some things to be desired.

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Although it only started in March, the Twitter account @MedievalReacts has soared to over 270,000 followers — all because it takes images without attribution from libraries and other sources and pairs them with punchy, modern text.

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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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