The photographs in Renata Cherlise’s Black Archives capture Black people experiencing moments of love, joy, rest, leisure, and everyday life.
Tumblr’s New Adult Content Filter Thinks This Bowl of Fruit Is NSFW
What do Batman, Garfield, and Big Bird have in common? They’ve all been marked for deletion by Tumblr’s faulty new algorithm meant to censor adult content on the website ahead of its outright ban on December 17.
The Soothing Magic of Things Organized Neatly
Austin Radcliffe’s book teaches a secret to relaxation: taking in colorful photos of meticulously ordered everyday objects.
USC Administration Shuts Down Art Students’ Blog
Last month, an unofficial blog set up by graduate students at USC’s Roski School of Art was quietly taken down.
American Suburban Architecture and the 1980s Hardcore Bands It Housed
The Hardcore Architecture blog is using addresses to reveal, through Google Street View, the often mundane suburban architecture behind the ’80s underground scene.
Why Be Ugly When U Can Be Beautiful?
A tribute to artist Mark Aguhar, a genderqueer pioneer.
See What the Artworks See
As museumgoers, we’re used to looking at art, but a new project from filmmaker and artist Masashi Kawamura inverses the traditional relationship of viewer to artwork.
Women and Men Looking and Not Looking at Art
For better or for worse, visual art seems to be having a populist moment. On the “better” side of that situation is the fact that more people are taking the time to think about and engage with art; on the “worse” side is that for a number of those people, engaging with art means using it as a backdrop.
Unearthed Photographs from National Geographic’s Archive
The arresting images that have thrived on the pages of National Geographic since 1888 are just a fraction of the photographs taken for the magazine.
Glitch Expectations: A Conversation with Jon Cates
Describing the world of new media/glitch artist Jon Cates is a labyrinthine task. You might begin with his spontaneous and inventive word-language actions reminiscent of William Burroughs cut-ups; or the hypnotic .gif animations made from seemingly incongruous, discarded fragments of media; or perhaps his “dirty new media” aesthetic that brings to the surface the aberrations and raw imperfections that are typically verboten in “high-end” digital circles.
A Compendium of Comic Maps
The best fiction often succeeds because its creator has constructed a convincing world. By that I don’t mean a place that seems realistic, but rather a world that’s believable because it’s been thought through — pages of notes, characters described down to their beauty marks, the relationships between them, their homes and towns mapped out.
Will an Auction Help Convince People There’s a Market for New Media Art?
A digital art auction is seeking to bring the art and tech communities closer together, and it may help forge a market for digital art in the process.