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Charged: Sougwen Chung
Sougwen Chung has always had an affinity for computers and digital technology. The artist had her first website at the age of ten—"an oddly personal site," she recalls. In addition to the language of code, Chung is also conversant in music. Her father...
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Interview: Jeremy Shaw
Working out of Berlin and Vancouver, multimedia artist Jeremy Shaw is a busy man supplying both cities with his highly involved works. Currently, Shaw is exhibiting in Berlin alongside artists such as Yoko Ono and Geoffrey Farmer, in the conceptual...
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Ptch

 A newcomer to the cutthroat world of social media backed by DreamWorks, Ptch sources content from popular services like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram, giving users the chance to remix media to their heart's delight. The idea is to create...
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Memory II: Hunger
Two years after Memory I, famed documentarian Wu Wenguang and choreographer Wen Hui are back with a new performance that challenges the boundaries of art to reconnect people to a disappearing past. In the summer of 2009, the pair began work on...
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Histoire du Soldat
Meant to be "played, danced and read," one of Igor Stravinsky's most ambitious pieces, "Histoire du Soldat"—penned in the frenzy of post-World War I reconstruction—delves into themes of chaos and absurdity. Tackling the powerful message...
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X-Mini Capsule Speakers
Many portable speakers do little more in the way of design modifications than shrink a full-size speaker to a smaller, tinny version. The ultra-portable X-Mini Capsule Speaker, while still tiny, adds an expandable woofer that boasts immense sound...
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My Story, My Goal
The United Nations Millennium Development Goals—the ambitious list of global objectives put together by world leaders in September of 2000—have just five years until the deadline and are seriously behind schedule. With pie-in-the-sky...
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Inspirataur
Kick mental blocks and brain blusters to the curb with the new Inspirataur iPhone app. The fun digital service—created by Seattle-based film collective The Beta Society—generates bursts of inspiration designed to get creative juices flowing...
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Reed & Rader: Notvideo
Pioneers in fashion photography, it's difficult to imagine that Brooklyn-based team Reed & Rader started shooting digital photographs just one year ago. The trailblazers "highly believe that technology and the augmented world is the future"—...
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Weekend Warrior
Most commonly known as weekend getaway for the West Coast elite, Ojai, California is also the location for a month-long art exhibition opening this Saturday. Curated by Beautiful/Decay, "Weekend Warrior" features the work of eight diverse...
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Noa Nahari: Side Walk
Entering the latest installation at the Jerusalem Artists' House is an exercise in sensory confusion. After parting the heavy drape covering the threshold, the room's minimal lighting creates a momentary blackout before the eyes adjust. Even...
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Ryan Wolfe: Branching System and Study for Lit from Within
Two of the current installations at Brooklyn's Dam, Stuhltrager gallery come from Seattle-based multi-media artist Ryan Wolfe. Self-described as a "device artist and interaction designer," Wolfe offers technological studies of organic...
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Sonarama
Ahhhh, summertime in Barcelona, can you feel the heat and the beats? Year-round this city's thumping to one rhythm or another, but summer months are a whole different story. For all the music festivals that descend on the town at this time of...
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M3 Summit 2006
Already in its third year the M3 Summit is beginning to take shape as an informative, energetic and eclectic festival. It is the ideal alternative to shivering through late March in New York. M3 in sunny Miami Beach makes you feel like you are cheating...
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3rd Annual Creativity Now Conference
Billed as the "definitive yearbook of popular culture for 2005," Tokion's 3rd annual Creativity Now Conference, brings together today's brightest like Antony (of Antony & the Johnsons), some of the more obscure, such as filmmaker...
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Altoids Curiously Strong Collection at the New Musem of Contemporary Art
Who: 22 young artists What: A touring exhibit of their work (one per artist). Highlights include the incredibly detailed, 2" pencil drawing by Randall Sellers (above left), a luxurious watercolor by Charlene Liu (above right), and the most...
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Blog From Ars
Hana Iverson and Sabine Seymour have just wrapped up their extensive report on Ars Electronica. This year's Ars, called "Hybrid: Living in Paradox," was curated by Derrick de Kerckhove, head of the Marshall McLuhan Program at the University...
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DT Saved My Soul 2005 Thesis Exhibition
This past Wednesday was the opening for the Design & Technology Thesis Exhibition at the Parsons School of Design in New York City. The exhibit featured amazing thesis projects from both the MFA and BFA students in the department. It provides...
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Jim Campbell
If you're in NYC, there's just one week left to catch Jim Campbell's Material Light at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery. And it's a must-see. Campbell's brilliant LED animations render sensuous yet eerie scenes with amazing depth...
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Chicago: Universal Experience
Starting Feb. 12, Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art hosts Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Tourist’s Eye. The four month, building-wide exhibit will showcase large scale installations as well as smaller pieces, like videos and photographs...
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Cinema Bed
The Via Ruf Betten Cinema Bed takes this home multimedia craze to another level. For $20,000 you get a complete home theater system at the foot of your bed that is remote controlled and collapsible right into the footboard. A shelf for the projector...
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David Choe
David Choe can be described simply with two words: pure talent. He has done work for many impressive and interesting clients, such as DC Comics and Toyota. He has designed shoes, t-shirts, toys, books, and even a hotel room in downtown San Francisco...
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Gary Taxali
Gary Taxali is a commercial illustrator and artist who's work has appeared in many major publications. He mixes medias and styles to create a truly unique characteristic, often resulting in some irony or humor. His site includes lots of commercial...
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