Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A hydrogen-fueled train, an NFT fundraiser for Ukraine, oil-spill constellations and more from around the web

New Storm-Tracking Satellite Will Observe Space Weather Too Headed into space on 1 March, the GOES-T satellite and its arsenal of high-resolution cameras will track storms, wildfires and more in real time across North America. The National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NAOA) partnered with NASA to design and construct the satellite, which already has siblings in space. In contrast to previous satellites of this nature, …

Virgil Abloh’s Air Force 1s Raise $24.5 Million For Charity

Two hundred pairs of Nike Air Force 1s designed by Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton’s spring/summer 2022 collection recently sold for a combined $23.5 million at a Sotheby’s auction. The proceeds go to Abloh’s Post-Modern Scholarship fund, which fosters equity and inclusion in the fashion industry by supporting the next generation of Black designers. The sale is the most valuable charitable sale at Sotheby’s in …

New York Academy of Art’s Artists for Artists Benefit Auction 2021

An annual arts extravaganza that raises funds for emerging artistic talent studying at the iconic New York Academy of Art (NYAA), the Artists for Artists benefit auction commenced online this year and concludes at 3PM EST on 14 December. Within, a diverse roster of donated works—from NYAA alumni, students and faculty, as well as donations from friends of the acclaimed institution—are available to bring home. …