Link About It: This Week’s Picks

How art helps cops do a better job, a 101-year-old artist's first solo show and more in this week's look around the web

1. Chicago’s Proposed Aerial Cable Car System While some cities are considering self-driving pods or improved water ferry routes (like Singapore and NYC respectively), Chicago is looking to the sky to transport its citizens. Architecture firms Davis Brody Bond and Marks Barfield have just unveiled plans for a series of sky-bound cable cars that would move passengers between the city’s architectural landmarks—from Wacker Drive on …

GastroMagic at Outside Lands, SF

The festival’s dedicated stage exploring food and music, from interactive popsicle mics from Dan Deacon and Emilie Baltz to twerking for beignets

In its eighth year, SF’s Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in Golden Gate Park has grown to be a weekend that celebrates music, comedy, art, design and conservation—along with food and drink. This year Django Django, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Toro y Moi took the stage in a diverse line-up of bands and Tig Notaro headlined the Barbary Comedy & Improv tent. For the …

Snarkitecture Fills a Museum With an Ocean of Plastic Balls

Brooklyn-based design studio Snarkitecture has taken over Washington DC’s National Building Museum to transform its ground floor into an ocean of nearly one million translucent plastic balls. The massive ball-pit is part of its latest interactive exhibition “The BEACH,” which mixes the playful vibes of an ocean shoreline with the stark, all-white installations Snarkitecture is known for. Visitors can swim around in the sea of …