MIT grad student Joy Buolamwini was working with facial analysis software when she noticed a problem: the software didn’t detect her face — because the people who coded the algorithm hadn’t taught it to identify a broad range of skin tones and facial structures. Now she’s on a mission to fight bias in machine learning, […]
Hito Steyerl is a German filmmaker and artist whose work explores the complexities of the digital world, art, capitalism, and the implications of Artificial Intelligence for society. Her recent artworks cover subjects as diverse as video games, surveillance and art production. Steyerl’s series of projects at the Serpentine Galleries is positioned around ideas of ‘power’. Beginning […]
A Canadian film made in language spoken by just 20 people in the world to preserve the endangered dialects of British Columbia’s Haida people. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/28/canadian-film-made-in-haida-language-spoken-by-just-20-people-in-the-world
(…) It’s one of the ironies of the present age that while we feel that everything has changed, our view seems to be unaltered. If you walk down the street, the buildings, vehicles and people all look much the same as in Berger’s heyday. The digital revolution is largely an invisible one – until you […]
In the 70s, the late critic revolutionised our appreciation of the visual arts. How do his ideas translate to contemporary culture? A statue of Saddam Hussein being toppled in Firdaus Square, Bagdhad, April 2003 Berger was strongly influenced by Marxist ideas of class struggle. In Ways of Seeing, for instance, he calls such art historians […]
Source: Infographie. La journée type de travail d’un Japonais
Iron-cooked ham and cheese sandwiches, cailles en sarcophagi, explosive pissing beef balls; low, high, accessible, obscure, comical – food, like art, is served up in various guises, but whatever form it takes, it shares the common traits of being a stimulant as well as a necessity for living. Food and art also share a common […]
A major work by New York–based artist Christian Marclay, The Clock mines the history of film for moments from everyday life and thrilling only-in-the-movies events that indicate the passage of time. Synchronized with local time, cinematic and actual time run parallel in a 24-hour montage.
‘People Power’ Series of 10 protest banners inspired by iconic protest songs. http://damienpoulain.com/
A sobriety coin is a token given to Alcoholics Anonymous or other 12 step group members representing the amount of time the member has remained sober. When a twelve-step member is presented with his or her first chip, they are often told, “This chip represents AA’s commitment to you – not your commitment to us”. Sobriety coins […]
10. Sections of fresh bamboo are split to form the sticks for these traditional candies from the old castle town of Sendai. The holder is also of bamboo, and the arrangement, suggesting sprays of flowers, displays both the charm and the great usefulness of the plant. 12. Ordinary rice straw is used imaginatively to create a […]
It’s Nice That : Sophisticated work from French studio Atelier Tout va bien.
“No to Pre-selected Candidates” banner on a back-lit bus shelter advertising. Unintentionally combining the written banner with the calligraphic artwork of a property development artwork. In a city where the majority of writing is finger scribbled on the screen of a smartphone, Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement has developed into an unexpected platform for handwriting […]
Refreshment: The Art of Perpetual Evaporation | Colossal. Water is spilled on a stone pavement leaving a small stain. As time passes the stain dries up, shrinks and changes shape. Just before the water is completely evaporated the process is put on hold. The new shape of the stain is then being enlarged and […]
Sculptural arches by LIKEarchitects resemble Microsoft Paint squiggles via It’s Nice That : Art: Sculptural arches by LIKEarchitects resemble Microsoft Paint squiggles.
Momentum: Large Format Photos of Chalkboards from Quantum Mechanics Institutions by Alejandro Guijarro | Colossal.
MoMA | Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language.
Paper envelopes made into traditional quilts by Stephen Sollins via It’s Nice That : Art: Paper envelopes made into traditional quilts by Stephen Sollins.
An Illustrated History of Unbelievably Camouflaged Ships.
Apocalypse Now A handwritten text on a page the size and shape of a cinema screen Fiona Banner, Every Word Unmade, 2007 Fiona Banner | IMAGE OBJECT TEXT.
Sam Kaplan Photography :: Still Life :: Commercial :: Advertising :: Editorial :: Product :: New York – FLOSSED – 2.
Parachute: Bague Sans Pro Designed by Panos Vassiliou Bague Sans Pro | parachute.gr.
All images : © Magdalena Jetelovà A GEOLOGICAL EPIPHANY: MAGDALENA JETELOVÀ’S ICELAND PROJECT (1992) Magdalena Jetelovà is a Czech artist living in Munich, Düsseldorf and Prague. She became famous for her large wooden sculptures of furnitures (tables, chairs and stairs in Durmast wood) and for her 1990′s installations, such as “Domestication of Pyramids“. Starting from the 1990′s […]
Emptied Gestures: Physical Movement Translated into Symmetrical Charcoal Drawings by Heather Hansen | Colossal.
Hlynsky first started filming birds in 2005 using a small Flip video recorder, but now uses a Lumix GH2 to record gigabytes of bird footage from locations around Rhode Island. He then edits select clips with After Effects and other tools to create brief visual trails that illustrate the path of each moving bird. […]
Department International is a collaborative design practice via London & NYC. via Department International.
Wonderful food-stuffed still-lifes from photographer Per Johansen via Its Nice That : Wonderful food-stuffed still-lifes from photographer Per Johansen.
It’s Nice That : Graphic Design: Amazing Norwegian archive on show after 50 years in an attic!.
In this new video art clip from San Diego-based filmmaker Cy Kuckenbaker, we watch as a 4-minute shot from the Washington Street bridge in San Diego is deftly edited, sorted, and compressed resulting in perfectly color-coded traffic. Kuckenbaker notes: The source footage for this video is a 4-minute shot from the Washington Street bridge […]
Piccadilly Community Centre 2011 Installation view, Hauser & Wirth Piccadilly, London, England Photo: Guilhem Alandry Artists — Christoph Büchel — Images and clips — Piccadilly Community Centre — Hauser & Wirth.
Midas-touch Dutch duo Blommers / Schumm have been making the world look cooler for years. Their brilliant photoshoots and set design for the trendiest magazines are so consistently excellent that we barely even have to look at one of their projects before we whack it on It’s Nice That. This one, though, is by far […]
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Emergent Behavior: New Swarms of Hovering Objects Photographed in Place by Thomas Jackson | Colossal.
Romain Laurent – One Loop Portrait a Week.
My Things 2001 – 2009 by Hong Hao above, began 12 years ago, with all the goods that the artist consumed being scanned piece by piece to create a visual diary, then categorised and made into a collage. via Creative Review – Oil fields, sex dolls and a 12 year diary of consumption.
It’s Nice That : Photography: We finally celebrate the brilliant mind of Kevin van Aelst.
via RoosBros. Fear in a field. Fear expanded – 2012 is an artwork by Ryan Everson in collaboration with Jason Garcia. The further away you go, the more the big mirror clad letters are merging into the landscape.
Things Organized Neatly.
Geometric Coin Sculptures by Robert Wechsler Artist Robert Wechsler (previously) was recently comissioned by the The New Yorker to create a series of coin sculptures for their October 14th money-themed edition. Wechsler used a jeweler’s saw to cut precise notches in coins from various currencies and then joined them together in several geometric forms. While nine pieces were selected […]
Photographs by Marco Anelli. From the book:PORTRAITS IN THE PRESENCE OF MARINA ABRAMOVIC (Marco Anelli © 2010) http://www.marcoanelli.com/portraitsbook_e.html Portraits taken during the MoMA’s exhibit of performance artist “Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present”. Abramović sits at a table in silence, and museum guests can sit across from her and stare. Some people couldn’t handle […]
It’s Nice That : Art: Excellent project makes portraits of women from censored Iranian packaging.
Newspaper Pages Cut Like Embroidered Lace by Myriam Dion | Colossal.
Choros from Michael Langan on Vimeo. Released three weeks ago after a year on tour at various film festivals, Choros is the latest experimental art film from director Michael Langan the explores the movement of the human body, specifically the motion of dancer Terah Maher. Choros follows in the steps of Eadweard Muybridge, Etienne-Jules Marey, and Norman McLaren, all […]
Time-lapse Images of Nude Dancers Created with 10,000 Individual Photographs NY-based photographer Shinichi Maruyama created these lovely photographs using nearly 10,000 individual photographs of a nude dancer in motion. The abstract images remind me of Japanese ink wash painting, as if the figures were cread by the stroke of a thick brush, which is not unsuprising considering […]
Solar System Lollipops via Solar System Lollipops | Colossal.
ap of Maine and Explanation from Samuel Gridley Howe’s Atlas of the United States Printed for the Use of the Blind, 1837. More information here. via even*cleveland: ‘you feel the eastern boundary line running north and south’.
The pre-Islamic rock art of Arabia at Bir Hima, carved into the eastern foothills of the Asir Mountains, is one of the most important rock art sites in Saudi Arabia. Most of what youll see dates from around 5500 BC, athough there are more recent examples scattered around. via saudi arabia bir hima petroglyphs | […]
Ontario-based ceramicist Steve Irvine caught this wonderful long exposure shot of fluttering moths swirling around a floodlight at night. Via National Geographic: Fluttering wings leave lacy trails as moths beat their way to a floodlight on a rural Ontario lawn. The midsummer night’s exposure, held for 20 seconds, captured some of the hundreds of insects engaged in […]
Wooden box with Horseshoe Magnet Demonstrations.
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Photo © Edwin Deen, Niels Post, Ampelhaus Using some color pigment, an electric tap, a few meters of hose and a plain garden sprinkler, Deen transformed a simple garden sprinkler into a smile-inducing artistic device. I have the sudden urge to put on a white painter’s uniform and start prancing through this thing. The rainbow sprinkler […]
A Floral Gradient by Jake Evans | Colossal.
via Video Timelapse of Kurt Perschke’s Giant Inflatable RedBall UK Project | Colossal. This summer, New York artist Kurt Perschke brought his famous RedBall project to the UK for the first time, installing his massive inflatable red ball in a total of 20 sites around the country. Photos of the public installations flooded the news and photo sharing sites […]
We’ve seen some odd student projects in our time here at CR, but this must go down as one of the oddest: two Kingston students created human photograms by swallowing 35mm film, then, erm, expelling it, and recording the results Luke Evans (above) and and Josh Lake (below) are in the final first year of the BA […]