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.
Austin Radcliffe’s book teaches a secret to relaxation: taking in colorful photos of meticulously ordered everyday objects.
Last month, an unofficial blog set up by graduate students at USC’s Roski School of Art was quietly taken down.
The Hardcore Architecture blog is using addresses to reveal, through Google Street View, the often mundane suburban architecture behind the ’80s underground scene.
A tribute to artist Mark Aguhar, a genderqueer pioneer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With college tuition costs in the US rising faster than inflation, the decision to go to art school is increasingly fraught. How do you know if the ends will justify the means? Is it worth it only if you have a scholarship? Why go to art school? That last question is the basis for a tumblelog called, appropriately, Why Did You Go to Art School?