Artist Matteo Rattini trained a neural network to create images of contemporary sculptures based on Instagram’s algorithm suggestions.
Artists Concerned Over Instagram’s New “Sensitive Content” Controls
The social media giant defines sensitive content as “posts that don’t necessarily break our rules, but could potentially be upsetting to some people.”
Monet Was Such an Influencer
Pretty much all of the Impressionists fit the Insta mold. They mastered capturing the individual elements that could inspire envy and endless imitation.
People Are Using an Ancient Method of Writing Arabic to Combat AI Censors
After Palestinian content was restricted or removed from Instagram and Facebook, social media users developed a crafty method of altering Arabic script.
The Universal Allure of New York’s Bodega Cats
Since 2012, Rob Hitt has been documenting domesticated cats in bodegas across the city on social media.
A Ranking of the World’s Most Instagrammed Museums
An analysis ranked the world’s 20 most Instagrammed art museums based on the number of related hashtags for each museum.
Fake It ’Til You Make It: A Documentary Peels Back the Veneer of Online Influencers
The crew of Fake Famous generated followers for aspiring Instagram celebs, demonstrating the artifice of internet success.
Satirical Corporate Website Brands Ecofascism
Samuel Marion’s satirical corporate website shows how the far right might leverage environmentalism to justify white supremacist agendas.
An Instagram Account Is Amplifying Anonymous Testimonies of Racism in Museums
@ChangeTheMuseum is posting “stories of unchecked racism” that speak to the discriminatory practices plaguing cultural institutions.
Hauntingly Beautiful Photos for an Anxious Moment
On Instagram, Kana Hashimoto’s images of nocturnal Tokyo unwittingly capture the odd feeling of time itself as the coronavirus pandemic drags on.
How Bible Salesmen Paved the Way for Capitalism to Devour Evangelicalism
The classic documentary Salesman, which turned 50 this year, presaged our current age of megachurches and Christian influencers.
Instagram Held a Private Meeting With Artists About Its Nudity Policies
Just hours later, ironically, one of the participating artists, Micol Hebron, had her account suspended for posting a topless photo outside of Instagram headquarters.