Link About It: This Week’s Picks

How Mozart outsold Drake, a long-lost Leonardo da Vinci sketch, airplane upgrades and more in our look at the web

1. The Principals’ Sound Journeys Using field recordings documented by Chris Watson (the guy behind all of David Attenborough’s intoxicating wildlife documentaries), Brooklyn-based design studio The Principals recently created an interactive journey that guides visitors through the sounds of the natural world. Participants walk through three distinct aural zones—forest, canyon and sea—as sound elements like winds gusting across Norwegian islands or seals singing in Antarctica …

Body Language

An exhibition in Paris exploring the relationship between photography and the human form

The Centre Culturel Suisse in Paris has gathered a selection of photos focused on the concept of the body from the Fotomuseum Winterthur‘s collection, as part of the city’s “Mois de la photo” (Month of Photography) event. Throughout its history as a medium, photography has entertained an exclusive and intimate relation with the body. The exhibition explores this interaction, from the gestures exchanged among human …

Venice Biennale 2007

The 52nd Biennale di Venezia opened to the public this week and runs until 27 November 2007. I was in Venice for the vernissage, which takes place a few days before the official opening. During that time Venice is filled with curators, artists, collectors, enthusiasts and fashionistas, all trying to see as many pavilions before it gets too crowded and snag press bags and invitations …