Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Zinedine Zidane's bronze headbutt, MoCA Cleveland, Hotel Droog and more in our look at the web this week

1. Cultivate Examining the natural world with unconventional eyes, print publication Wilder Quarterly recently joined the team at the New York Times with a regular column in T Magazine. The first installment, penned by WQ editor Abbye Churchill, covers MoMA’s current J. Morgan Puett exhibition, Common Sense, which highlights the artist’s creative “domesticating.” 2. Hotel Droog Fans of Droog can now immerse themselves in the …

Edge Effect

Zinedine Zidane's bronze headbutt, MoCA Cleveland, Hotel Droog and more in our look at the web this week

During an artist residency in Joshua Tree National Park, photographer Daniel Kukla placed mirrors along the edge of the Sonoran and Mojave desserts, capturing the startling contrasts between the two neighboring ecosystems—a phenomenon known to ecologists as the “Edge Effect.” The images—which look like photos-within-photos—juxtapose bushy terrain against empty desert, flat fields against mountain ranges and blazing sunsets against dark night skies.

An Instrument for the Sonification of Everyday Things

Brooklyn Nets' high-tech arena, the new Myspace, Google Field Trip and more in our look at the web this week

Getting creative with contour data, designer Dennis P. Paul presents an electronic system that can make music out of anything. Random materials are skewered to a teched-out rotisserie, and the spinning objects are then read by a “precision rangefinding laser” that converts silhouettes into sounds.