Ai Weiwei: @Large

The Chinese artist's expansive exhibit on Alcatraz explores political dissidence and pays homage to activists around the world

The throng arrived early and in large groups for the first departure of the day to Alcatraz Island from Pier 33 in San Francisco. After ferry-goers disembarked boat, it was clear who was there to see political dissident Ai Weiwei’s new show, @Large, and those who were tourists—excited Weiwei fans who had already scoped out the exhibit map made a beeline directly to the far …

Studio Visit: Ai Weiwei

A conversation with the multi-talented man about the internet, activism and art

The upcoming exhibition (opening 3 April 2014 at Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau) by the multi-talented and outspoken Ai Weiwei promises to be his biggest solo show yet. Spanning over 3,000 square meters in 18 rooms, a huge variety of the Chinese artist’s works will be on display, many of which have been especially created for the Martin-Gropius-Bau. The exhibition—whose pieces are yet to be revealed—is called “Evidence,” …

QuoTED 2013

Our favorite nuggets of knowledge from the insightful speakers at this year's TED conference

While in the audience at last week’s TED conference we kept the tweeting to a minimum and instead used the old-school pen and paper to capture some of our favorite moments. After reviewing them all, here are the quotations that hit us the hardest. “‘Smart’ simply means you’re ready to learn.” Freeman Hrabowski on the difference between intelligence and access to education. “Texting is fingered …