Screen Art

The inimitable Elaine Stritch, a crazy cooler, Wired's innovation fellows and more in our weekly look at the web

Making the invisible visible is photographer Meggan Gould, who turns her lens onto the iPad screen. Scanning her husband and daughter’s iPads for the series “Surface Tension,” Gould captures the plethora of smudges and smears made by their fingers. With nary a clean spot, it reveals just how much we touch and interact with touchscreens, but never really consider them.

Touching The Art

The inimitable Elaine Stritch, a crazy cooler, Wired's innovation fellows and more in our weekly look at the web

What is art? Could my kid do that? Is James Franco really real? All these questions and more are addressed in comedian Casey Jane Ellison’s new web series “Touching the Art.” With a legitimate guest panel of acclaimed art world inhabitants, the first sub-seven-minute episode is full of clever quips, perfectly cynical reflections and—believe it or not—some interesting insight on the subject of contemporary art …

Pencil Vases

The inimitable Elaine Stritch, a crazy cooler, Wired's innovation fellows and more in our weekly look at the web

Designer Tuomas Markunpoika has used pencils as a raw material in a series of surprising vases, suitably dubbed “Amalgamated.” By glueing together hundreds of Faber-Castell pencils into a solid block and then turning it on the lathe, the lead is exposed and a beautifully distinct surface pattern appears. The vases are selling in limited supply from London’s Gallery FUMI, and are available in three different …