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Interview: Paul Budnitz of Ello
We've long been supporters of multifarious designer Paul Budnitz—we even collaborated on a Cool Hunting bicycle with the Kid Robot founder. So when he began telling us about his new project, Ello—an ad-free social network—last May, we knew something...
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Richard Prince: "New Portraits"
by Charlotte Anderson It’s undeniably weird and yet somehow unsurprising to see Richard Prince’s Instagram feed plastered on gallery walls. On view at NYC's Gagosian Gallery, Prince’s latest exhibit, "New Portraits," is characteristically straightforward...
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The 19th Annual Webby Awards: Call for Entries
Now in its 19th rendition, the annual Webby Awards has again begun accepting entries. With five main categories—Websites, Online Film & Video, Interactive Advertising & Media, Mobile Sites & Apps, Social—there's plenty of opportunity to get involved...
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The Prospectives Serial Story Instagram
A few years into the onset of Instagram as part of social media users' everyday lives, and still new ideas and expanded creative usage abound. With The Prospectives, a serial illustrated tale published online every Sunday, writer Adam Hurly and...
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A Selfie a Day Keeps the Doctor Away by Mike Mellia
The selfie can convey just about anything. Commonly now seen in the form of the "duck face," or the boastful vacation shot—it's not who we are, but how we'd like to be perceived. In that respect, the selfie apes the best of classical European portraiture...
TECH
GIF-Making PHHHOTO Comes to iPhone
For over a year now we've been loving PHHHOTO's moving image minimalist set up—even using it for our holiday party. Above and beyond most other portable photo booths out there, PHHHOTO employs an incredibly flattering light ring attached to an iPad...
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Edit Images, Videos and Gifs with Kanvas App
Though the current state of social media offers an app for nearly everyone, there's always room for more to play in the space—so long as they're willing to play nice with others across all key platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr...
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Intel Pocket Avatars Make You a Cartoon
Intel Pocket Avatars is a new app just released on iOS and Android that might be more cutesy than our usual interest, but the technology behind it is very impressive. In short, the app lets you record messages in real time to a cartoon avatar that...
TECH
Pair Voice and Image with SpeakingPhoto
Inhabiting the interspace between still photography and video, SpeakingPhoto offers an alternative way of capturing greater depths with your mobile device. While a photo speaks a thousand words, many of the family photos that have been passed along...
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Offscreen: A Magazine Dedicated to the People Behind the Pixels
It's a universal truth that digital technology and the internet have inhabited major portions of our lives and economic systems. From keeping in touch to paying bills and even improving the world around us, technology is at the core of nearly everything...
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Cinamatic iPhone App
After almost single-handedly changing the way many of us perceived and consumed iPhone photos with the launch of Hipstamatic back in 2009, within a year or two the iPhone-only app slowly faded into the shadows. Despite the Hipstamatic brand making...
TECH
LEBLOX
"You've been BLOXED!" That's what you'll be hearing following the upcoming launch of the new social app LEBLOX, which lets users create a pixelized version of almost anything and then share and 3D print the designs. It's reminiscent of the cult...
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ART:I:CURATE
Art—thanks to the internet—is becoming more democratic and accessible than ever before. There are already numerous online platforms, like Artsy, which use the web to full advantage and encourage users to discover and experience art. Things are getting...
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CO Everywhere App
At times—even in NYC—it can feel like nothing is happening nearby. To keep you connected CO Everywhere lets users tap into any area, whether you're physically there or not. The easy-to-navigate app lets you zero in on a specific location—be it a...
STYLE
GQ for Gap 2013: Going Social
The ubiquity of social media has been a blessing for some, and for others an unwelcome sea change. Love it or hate it, social media and the way people use it is constantly changing, but here to stay. With the advent of social media stars—so-called...
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Scene, by All: 2013 Newport Folk Festival
The Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island is a cultural institution that has been running off and on since 1959 and in its time has featured major acts from Johnny Cash to Muddy Waters. The vibe at Newport this year was quite different from...
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Boddie Smartwatch
As we continue to grow more and more attached to technology, the weight of social relationships and ever-connectedness builds with it. While we all seem to subconsciously know the downside of this lopsided relationship, few of us do anything to address...
TECH
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...
FOOD-DRINK
Tasty Tweets
by Nestor Bailly For those who have ever wondered what their tweets taste like, students at the Copenhagen Institute of Interactive Design (CIID) have created a working prototype that represents data from the Twitter firehose in the form of...
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Instagram NYC
Like Twitter without the pressure of pithy writing, Instagram allows you to share your current status to friends and followers by simply uploading a photo from your iPhone or Android. Created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the free photo-sharing...
STYLE
B. Luxo Instagram Fashion Editorial
Here's one of the more ingenious ways we've seen people use Instagram: instant fashion editorial. Paula Reboredo and Gil França, the couple behind Sao Paulo vintage store B. Luxo, have come up with a way to market their goods and get a response...
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Matchbook
Every day, we walk by countless restaurants, shops, galleries and general curiosities whose interior ambiance we mentally bookmark, telling ourselves we must go back. And yet, when it comes time to pick a place for a group dinner, entertain a...
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Google+
With any new networking platform, the tech crowd always takes the lead while the rest of us are still complaining about our parents joining Facebook. When Google+ launched last month it seemed like a particularly novel way to stay socially organized...
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