“Open Heritage” features digitized, 3D models of over 25 locations from around the world, signaling the start of a major chapter for the field of digital archaeology.
Claire Voon is a former staff writer for Hyperallergic. Originally from Singapore, she grew up near Washington, D.C. and is now based in Chicago. Her work has also appeared in New York Magazine, VICE, Gothamist, Artnews, Smithsonian Magazine, and The Village Voice. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.
A Photographer Captures the Unique Personalities of New York City Pigeons
Andrew Garn’s book of photographs invites readers to see pigeons as friendly, feathered neighbors rather than pesky foe.
With Smithsonian’s Blessing, Humanoid Robots Invade Our Museums
The Smithsonian is the first museum complex to integrate the interactive androids.
Never-Seen-Before James Castle Drawings Found Inside the Walls of Artist’s House
The James Castle House will open to the public, free of charge, this Saturday, April 28, and in the process of renovating the complex there have been some unexpected discoveries.
Ai Weiwei Defends His Selfie with Right-Wing German Nationalist Politician
“Although her views are completely the opposite of mine, no one has the right to judge her personal life,” Ai Weiwei said about his choice to take a selfie with the leader of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.
Mapping Chicago’s Concrete and Brutalist Buildings
For a new map published by Blue Crow Media, Chicago-based architect Iker Gil has selected over 50 examples of concrete and Brutalist buildings across the city and its suburbs to highlight.
Ethiopia Calls on London Museum to Repatriate Objects Looted 150 Years Ago [UPDATED]
The call, by Ethiopia’s ambassador for the UK, followed a suggestion earlier this month by the director of the Victoria & Albert Museum that the objects could be given on long-term loan.
A Braille-Based Typeface Readable by Both Touch and Sight
A new typeface updates the nearly 200 century-old system by superimposing raised dots onto carefully configured letterforms, allowing it to be understood by both sight and touch.
French Theater Troupe Plans Fantastical Hanging Garden Inspired by Jules Verne and Leonardo
The Heron’s Tree is an urban garden designed as a 114-foot-tall, 165-feet-wide tree, poised to rise in the western French city of Nantes.
Controversial Fountain Showing Armed White Settler and Native American Will Be Removed and Preserved
The Kalamazoo fountain, built in 1940, has been called “horrendous,” “a monument to mistreatment,” and “evil.”
David Bowie MetroCards Are Coming to a Subway Near You
The campaign, launched by Spotify and the MTA, coincides with the pricey and wildly popular exhibition David Bowie is at the Brooklyn Museum.
National Gallery of Canada Plans to Sell a Chagall So It Can Buy a Jacques-Louis David [UPDATED]
The museum wants to prevent the David from leaving Canada — but it may face a bidding war with other Canadian museums.