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Worldz Summit 2017
Gathering some of the brightest and most creative brains and brands in one place, Worldz is more than an event—it's also a community. With speakers ranging from Shiza Shahid (CEO of The Malala Fund) to Marc Mathieu (CMO of Samsung) to Brad Jenkins...
WAVE WALK
DAVID KING REUBEN
PADDLE8
SOTHEBYS
AUCTIONS
PROJECT 0
LA MER
DUSTIN YELLIN
TALI LENOX
ART AUCTIONS
Paddle8 + Sotheby's La Mer Wave Walk
For a month now, 50 works by 50 different artists—hailing from various artistic backgrounds—have been scattered throughout the iconic streets and important edifices of NYC. In the form of a circular wave (or, in the case of Julian Schnabel's contribution...
BOOKS
PHOTO BOOKS
PHOTOGRAPHY
NYC
NEW YORK
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KIDS
MEL STONES AND HIGH
WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK
TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK
LARRY CLARK
Mel Stones and High's "That's a Crazy One" Photo Book
by Anne Kristoff In early '90s NYC, it seems that just about every sort of gathering featured a photographer with camera in hand. For a group of kids hanging out in Washington and Tompkins Square parks during that era, that role was filled by Mel...
ART
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NYC
CHINATOWN
SOLO SHOW
THOMAS C BRADLEY
CHINATOWN SOUP
Thomas C Bradley's "Many Paintings of Sound Composition and Inoffensive Material" at Chinatown Soup
When it opened a few years back, Chinatown Soup gallery in NYC's Lower East Side tapped Portland-based designer Thomas C Bradley to create their logo. It only makes sense that Bradley's first solo NYC show is at that very same gallery now—after...
FAILE
CALIFORNIA
VENICE BEACH
PUBLIC ART
OUTDOOR ART
RANCHO V
ROCCO GARDNER
TILES
BEACH CULTURE
FAILE's Large-Scale Venice Beach Installation
741 California Ave in Venice Beach isn't your average city corner. Here, Brooklyn art duo FAILE have installed, by hand, 16,000 custom tiles inspired by the city's iconography. It stretches across the home of Rancho V's Rocco Gardner, occupying a facade...
TV BABY
MUSIC VIDEOS
NEW MUSIC
MATT MCAULEY
BRIAN PECK
THE RAPTURE
ARE WEAPONS
PREMIERES
STEPHANIE CERINI
Premiere: TV Baby's "Beware the Holy Whore"
As a nun dances across the rainbow-painted Salvation Mountain in TV Baby's brand new music video for their track "Beware The Holy Whore," directed by Stephanie Cerini, the song provides a gyration-worthy soundtrack to the surrealist visuals. The...
NEW MUSIC
MUSIC VIDEOS
KAI LANDRE
SPAIN
BARCELONA
SOCIAL MEDIA
TONI PONIX
ELECTRONIC MUSIC
Premiere: Kai Landre's "The 1st Kiss"
Social media plays a role in so many real-life love stories—sometimes to the detriment of those in the relationship. Some individuals document every moment, building a digital trail of emotion-saturated moments, some of which must be purged upon...
MUSIC FESTIVALS
DEKMANTEL
INTERVIEWS
RECORD LABELS
AMSTERDAM
HOUSE MUSIC
TECHNO
MUSIC
EYE FILM INSTITUTE
SAO PAULO
Dekmantel Celebrates 10 Years
Dekmantel has become a household name within the festival circuit, thanks to a line-up that skips fillers and customary headliner hierarchy and instead works hard to ply dance music lovers with a mix of fan favorites and need-to-know emerging artists...
JOSEPH REUBEN
DAVID REUBEN
EXHIBITIONS
ART EXHIBITIONS
PORTRAITURE
DRAWINGS
PAINTINGS
PHOTOGRAPHS
ARTISTS
Composer + Artist Joseph Reuben's "Starlets" Exhibition
By day, London-born, Brooklyn-based composer Joseph Reuben crafts the orchestration for feature documentaries, short films and global advertising campaigns. By night and in periods of self-exploration, Reuben's been producing a body of artwork...
ROSS GOODWIN
GOOGLE
MACHINE LEARNING
NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
AI
SAN FRANCISCO
FILMS
FILMMAKING
Interview: Artist + Filmmaker Ross Goodwin
By Fiona Killackey Ross Goodwin's brain isn’t wired like most. Part creative writer, part engineering genius, this 30-year-old San Francisco native struggles when it comes to filling out occupation forms. Since graduating from MIT (Economics) and...
SCIENCE
ART
PHOTOGRAPHY
FRIEZE
NYC
ART FAIRS
NASA
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AI
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RAMADAN
MAGIC MUSHROOMS
MOON DUST
NSFW
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Chameleons of the Art World: The Humans of Frieze New York Frieze New York 2017 has ended but the visual treats keep coming. In a hilarious, sweet mockumentary by W magazine, the island-based art fair and its curious attendees are explored...
ACLU
TED
TED TALKS
TED 2017
POLITICS
SOCIAL AWARENESS
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
ACLU Executive Director Anthony D Romero's TED Talk
"The mother of all disruptions" is how lawyer and ACLU Executive Director Anthony D Romero described the 2016 US Presidential Election. "Once again," he said at this year's TED in Vancouver, "Politics is personal." And indeed, the election and...
GROUP SHOWS
EXHIBITIONS
GABRIELLE SIRKIN
AMY VAN DORAN
MODERN LOVE CLUB
GALLERIES
EAST VILLAGE
NEW YORK CITY
MARCEL DZAMA
PLATON
"Men I Love and Other Things I Think About" at Amy Van Doran's Modern Love Club
When walking into the slender, shimmering jewel box that is Amy Van Doran's Modern Love Club, a contemporary art blitz strikes from all angles. When the East Village space opened last year as a hub for Van Doran's high-profile matchmaking work, she...
JONAH SAMSON
SAMUEL BECKETT
WAITING FOR GODOT
PHOTOGRAPHY
BOOKS
PHOTO BOOKS
PRESENTATION HOUSE GALLERY
CLINT ROENISCH GALLERY
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
ARTISTS
EXHIBITIONS
Jonah Samson’s "Yes Yes We’re Magicians" Found Photography Book
Artist and Cool Hunting contributor Jonah Samson collects vintage imagery—black and white relics that he refers to as his "new old photos." Scouring eBay and beyond, Samson does more than horde these little time capsules. He frequently modifies and...
ART
EXHIBITS
EXHIBITIONS
CHINA
INTERVIEWS
BEIJING
ILLUSTRATION
Kong Lingxin's "Unit Time" in Beijing
by Alessandro de Toni In the Chinese art community, Kong Lingxin's work has been widely praised for its simplicity and elegance—characteristics rarely seen among the younger generations of artists in China. Kong's first solo show, "Unit...
JAZZ
ASHRAM
MUSIC
ALICE COLTRANE
RBMA FESTIVAL NEW YORK
LUAKA BOP
JOHN COLTRANE
DEVOTIONAL MUSIC
SPIRITUAL MUSIC
RBMA
RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY
The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
The profound, transcendental music Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda composed at her Sai Anantam Ashram in California has become available to the wider public, with help from NYC-based (and world-music-embracing) label Luaka Bop. Originally, the...
VENICE BIENNALE
VENICE BIENNALE ARTE 2017
VENICE
ITALY
ART FAIRS
ART FESTIVALS
ART
ART EXHIBITIONS
EXHIBITIONS
Venice Biennale 2017: Thematic Highlights
Anticipation takes hold before we head to Venice for the Biennale Arte, as we consider (and wonder about) what topics will emerge. It's easy to experience the Biennale, now in its 57th iteration, as if you've never seen art before. Curator Christine...
SADIE LASKA
ANIMAL FARM
EXHIBITIONS
GROUP SHOWS
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
WILLIAM COPLEY
BRANT FOUNDATION
GREENWICH
CONNECTICUT
THE BRANT FOUNDATION ART STUDY CENTER
Artist Sadie Laska Curates "Animal Farm" at The Brant Foundation Art Study Center
A little over an hour outside of New York City, The Brant Foundation Art Study Center sits atop sprawling acres in suburban Connecticut. Far from an unlikely artistic destination, the center—designed by Richard Gluckman—has long played host to riveting...
MINNEAPOLIS
MINNESOTA
EYEO FESTIVAL
FESTIVALS
ART
DESIGN
DATA INFORMATION
WALKER ART CENTER
SPONSORED
The 2017 eyeo Festival: Minneapolis' Creative Technology Conference
In the crowded creative conference space, one event has continued to impress us to the point that we've signed on as a media partner. The Minneapolis eyeo Festival incorporates talks and workshops that strike the intersection of art, information...
PAUL TULLER
CHECHNYA
LGBTQ
SHIRTS
CHARITY
LGBT
LGBTQIA
CLOTHES
RUSSIA
THE RUSSIAN LGBTQ NETWORK
Illustrator Paul Tuller's LGBTQ Chechnya T-Shirt
In response to ​Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov's statement that no gay people exist in Chechnya—and frequent reports that the region's queer community is under grave duress—NYC-based artist Paul Tuller has created a LGBTQ Chechnya T-shirt. All 100...
CARDS
GAMES
WELLNESS
PSYCHOLOGY
BUSINESS
DESIGN
SUB ROSA
Questions & Empathy Card Deck
After launching their "Applied Empathy" speaker series in spring of 2016, the team at Sub Rosa found themselves being asked by attendees if the cards used to guide the discussions were available for purchase. These items, now known as Questions...
MUSIC
PLAYLISTS
AMBIENT
AMBIENT MUSIC
HARP
MARY LATTIMORE
CLASSICAL
INSTRUMENTALS
GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL
Mary Lattimore's Ambient Playlist
"Ambient" is too often a lazy title thrown at any track without a steady beat, and the word cannot do justice to the veins of artists at hand experimenting with voice, instrument, or even electronics. Mary Lattimore—who commands a harp—has put...
GOOGLE
GOOGLE PIXEL
PIXEL PHONE
GOOGLE LIVE CASES
ELIZA MCNITT
NATIONAL SPACE DAY
DOT OF LIGHT
FILMS
SHORT FILMS
ANDROID
DOCUMENTARIES
Eliza McNitt's Tale of Three Female Astronauts, "Dot of Light"
It seems that just about every day we receive some sort of space-related inspiration—most of it pertaining to wild discoveries or groundbreaking scientific assessments. For National Space Day, filmmaker Eliza McNitt looked at subject matter a little...
TED
TED FELLOWS
TED 2017
CONFERENCES
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES
QUOTATIONS
SCIENCE
DESIGN
EDUCATION
QuoTED Fellows 2017
TED Fellows are a collective of global change-makers who tend to be a bit earlier in their journey than the main stage TED speakers. Those who make it through the extensive application process are supported through mentorship, their community of Fellows...
AFRICAN
PHOTOGRAPHY
EXHIBITS
EXHIBITIONS
NYC
RED HOOK
PHOTOGRAPHERS
PHOTOS
NEW AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHY
AFRICAN STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY
New African Photography II
In an impressive exhibition of visual artists on the rise, Brooklyn’s Red Hook Labs and London-based Nataal Media have teamed up for the second consecutive year to co-curate "New African Photography II.” The display coincides with the illustrious 1...
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