Reactions to the iPhone Release 10 Years Ago

Somehow the 10th anniversary of the iPhone has crept up on us. There’s perhaps no better way to celebrate its tech longevity thus far than by looking back at some of the initial reviews that greeted its debut. From complaints that there was no “real” buttons, memory card slot or stylus to a belief that Nokia would attack with something far superior, many critics thought …

Fluorescent Bio-Art at MU Artspace, Eindhoven

“Fluid Matters,” an exhibition running at Eindhoven’s MU Artspace through 26 February presents the vibrance of bio art by way of a diverse array of award-winning pieces. All artworks were projects from the Netherlands’ Bio Art and Design Award 2016. Here, researchers and artists united for curious visual takes on the science of fluidity. A favorite, “Estuary,” focuses on bioluminescent algae decaying—which yields a remarkable …

16th Century Scientific Flap Illustrations

As understanding of the human body and organ-interconnectedness developed during the Renaissance, artists began interpreting scholarly scientific knowledge in new ways. One such manifestation was anatomical flap illustrations, or layer upon layer of drawings outlining the positions of major organs. It wasn’t just doctors drawn to these works, the broader public found these illustration educational too. Learn more about the history of anatomical flap drawings …

A Language Without Sound or Visuals

According to Washington DC’s Gallaudet University, the US has between 45,000 and 50,000 DeafBlind people—those who can neither see nor hear. Until recently, fingerspelling and braille were the primary means of communication but limited person-to-person interaction. Over the last few years, however, a new communication system has grown organically, based around American Sign Language (ASL). Known as pro-tactile ASL, elements from standard sign language have …

MoMA, Karl Lagerfeld and the $3,000 Pencils

The Karlbox is a black lacquered cabinet with 350 items for all your creative endeavors inside—pencils, markers, charcoals and watercolor brushes. A collaboration between MoMA and Karl Lagerfeld (the 83-year-old creative director and fashion legend), the limited edition box set is made by German heritage brand Faber-Castell and already has a waitlist. While that might not seem too surprising to hear, it carries a little …