Halsband Portraits

The photographer publishes his first book of portraitures with an accompanying show at National Arts Club

The publication of “Halsband Portraits,” Michael Halsband’s first book dedicated exclusively to portraiture, debuts alongside a tightly edited selection of his work, on view at New York’s National Arts Club. For the photographer—who toured with the Rolling Stones and has focused successively on influential subcultures—it is a landmark publication. The first comprehensive survey of Halsband’s work reflects an ever-deepening technical and creative engagement with his …

Ditto Press London

The independent publisher and printer opens up shop with a bevy of books, photographs, risographs and more

Next to the Regent’s Canal in the pretty but comparatively sleepy De Beauvoir area in London, sandwiched in between Haggerston, Shoreditch and Islington, risograph print studio and publishing house Ditto Press has just opened its doors to the public. The studio, which was founded by Ben Freeman and Lynsey Atkin, is now run by Freeman and has greatly evolved since its beginnings in 2009. Today, …

Butchering Teddy Bears

A Ken Burns iPad app, touchscreen subway maps, swapping sexism and more in our weekly look at the web

With an impressively jarring exhibition at Galerie xpon-art in Hamburg, Germany, artist Miroslav Menschenkind deconstructs and destroys Teletubbies and teddy bears. From slaughtering house scenes with teddy carcasses hung on hooks, to shredding machines with stuffed animal innards, it makes quite an impact. There’s a little humor but a lot of death to childhood dreams in the show, which runs through 2 March 2014.

Worldwide-3 Space Telescope

A Ken Burns iPad app, touchscreen subway maps, swapping sexism and more in our weekly look at the web

The same company responsible for the hardware behind Google Maps and Google Earth images, Ball Aerospace, will soon launch a new space telescope capable of seeing objects on Earth’s surface as small as 10 inches across, though those without government clearance will only have access to images at half that resolution. Traveling at roughly 18,000 miles per hour, the giant telescope, dubbed Worldwide-3, can even …

Ken Burns 2.0

A Ken Burns iPad app, touchscreen subway maps, swapping sexism and more in our weekly look at the web

As Wired configures, to watch all of history buff and award-winning documentarian Ken Burns’ films would take 136 hours or 5.5 straight days. But thanks to modern technology and the creative team at digital agency Big Spaceship, Burns’ perpetually relevant records are taking new form in a Ken Burns iPad app, which not only allows people to experience his work in new digital form, but …