Monthly Archives: April 2015

Venice Residency

The Live Art Performance by Tom Estes at ‘’Parallax: Other Realms’ will inaugurate The Biennial Project’s expanded program of large screen digital projections at La Biennale di Venezia. The performance will coincide with Estes’ time at the newly founded Biennial … Continue reading

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Han: The Robot So Human It Can Act Drunk

An ultra-realistic humanoid robot called ‘Han’ recognizes and interprets people’s facial expressions and can even hold simple conversations. Developers Hanson Robotics hope androids like Han could have uses in hospitality and health care industries where face-to-face communication is vital. Meet … Continue reading

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Cybernetic Arm Goes Crazy On Canadian TV Show

“See, it’s very simple. All you have to do is to save the functions you want into the database. Oh, I err… left it on the wrong setting.”Furious masturbation mode activated.  This what happens when you start a computer in public and … Continue reading

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Susan Kare: Icons For The First Mac Computer

Susan Kare, “Sketches for Graphic User Interface Icon” (1982), ink on graph paper at MOMA.  Kare was originally hired into the Macintosh software group to design user interface graphics and fonts; her business cards read “HI Macintosh Artist”. Later, she … Continue reading

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The Hipster Paradox: Collective Conformity And The Desire For Individual Distinctiveness

Bearded hipsters, with fix gear bicycles and hand-knitted beanies, seem to be everywhere. While they may strive to be individual, they have instead been caught up in one of the greatest mysteries of our time: The Hipster Paradox.  A paper just published … Continue reading

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The Impact of Technology on the Arts

The internet and social media have increased engagement and made art a more participatory experience, and audiences more diverse. Yet at the same time, mobile devices, ringing cell phones and texting can create significant disruptions. Technology has had negatively impacted … Continue reading

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