How Lava Lamps Are Helping in the Fight Against Hackers

One timestamped relic is now helping a web security firm fend off the most skilled hackers: lava lamps. Believe it or not, the shapeshifting novelty invented in 1963 is experiencing another renaissance. Cloudflare is filming a lava lamp—along with a pendulum in London and a Geiger counter in Singapore—and then using the shots to randomly generate pixels for a “super-powered cryptographic key.” The reason for …

Two Galleries Chart the Development of Painting as Art

As figuration finds its relevancy again in painted art, two galleriesthat have been stalwarts in exhibiting the medium since 1998are demonstrating that its re-found popularity is, in part, due to younger generations’ iterations of the style. The exhibit, “Painting: Now and Forever, Part III,” is “museum-scale,” according to The New York Times’ Roberta Smith, but “this show is organized with a minimum of what could …

A-Trak + Todd Terry: DJs Gotta Dance More

Two famous figures in DJing and productionA-Trak and Todd Terrycombine forces on “DJs Gotta Dance More.” In an ode to “the good old times” when DJs struggled to break onto the scene, Todd Terry tells tales of annoying his mother with his music, crate-digging, and finding one’s own style. The result is a funky spoken-word house hit. It’s out now on A-Trak’s label Fool’s Gold …