This morning, School of the Art Institute of Chicago honorary degree holder Kanye West proclaimed on Twitter: “My tweets are a form of contemporary art only compromised by people trying to tell me what to tweet and not to tweet…”
At last month’s London Design Festival, six projects considered how Twitter might enable interactions beyond verbal communication.
In the past we may have turned to pollsters or psychics, while today we turn to Twitter to look at the hive mind and discover why.
Being at Superscript was quite the meta experience.
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.
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.
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.
There comes a time when an American politician has to stand not for what’s popular, but what’s Right, what’s True.
OAKLAND, Calif. — With our data-driven lives, so much of what we do can be seen through the lens of algorithms.
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.
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.
LA-based artist Daniel Rehn culls from internet messages posted between 1988 and 1994 and sends them out regularly on his Twitter account.