Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Robotville Festival

Imagine a world where robots are part of everyday life. Do you wish you had domestic help from a robot? Would you play with a pet robot? Could a robot talk to you and share your feelings? Fancy meeting your … Continue reading

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Codebreaker: Alan Turning @The Science Museum

Alan Turing, is a man regarded as one of the most influential mathematicians of the 20th Century and widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence. The Science Museum in London is hosting an exhibition exploring … Continue reading

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Anti-Surveillance as a Competitive Game

German dissidents are taking the time-honored tactic of gamification and applying it to vandalism. Camover 2013 is a competition unfolding across the country, in which teams attempt to destroy as many closed-circuit TV cameras as possible, protesting the recent rise … Continue reading

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Art Projects at The London Art Fair 2013

It is not easy for small not-for-profit spaces and non-commercial groupings to show in an art fair. Launched in 2005, Art Projects has established itself as one of the most exciting sections of London Art Fair attracting widespread critical acclaim … Continue reading

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Researchers Create Self-Healing Wires Using Liquid Metal

What is one of the biggest problem with wires? They break. Enter these self-healing wires from North Carolina State University. Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed elastic, self-healing wires in which both the liquid-metal core and the polymer … Continue reading

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Antikythera Mechanism Research Project

Antikythera Mechanism,  fragment A – back More than 21 centuries ago, a mechanism of fabulous ingenuity was created in Greece, a device capable of indicating exactly how the sky would look for decades to come — the position of the moon … Continue reading

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JONAS MEKAS Retrospective

The Serpentine , Centre Pompidou, Paris, and BFI Southbank, London, are each presenting a season of film and video work celebrating Mekas’s contribution to cinema. Film-maker, artist and poet Jonas Mekas (b.1922, Lithuania) has been a leading figure of avant-garde … Continue reading

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Nam June Paik: Retrospective

Nam June Paik “Watchdog” The artwork and ideas of Nam June Paik were a major influence on late 20th-century art and continue to inspire a new generation of artists. The Nam June Paik Archive was acquired by The Smithsonian American Art Museum … Continue reading

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Neon Museum Las Vegas

Las Vegas may not have invented neon, but love of its indigenous art form inspired the city to create a Museum of Neon. The Neon Museum contains more than 150 neon signs, hunks of metal and glowing glass that fulfilled … Continue reading

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Off Grid: Gravity Light

A British company hopes to bring electric light to 1.5 billion people who live off the grid with an incredible electric light that is powered by gravity. The GravityLight uses a sack of sand to gradually pull a piece of … Continue reading

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