Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A new NYC park, electric animals, a zine for sober and sober-curious people and more from around the web

NYC’s Little Island Opens Little Island, a 2.4-acre park covered in plants and pathways on concrete piles sprouting up from the Hudson River, has opened to the public. Two boardwalks connect the whimsical destination with the Hudson River Greenway at 13th and 14th Streets. Barry Diller (the chairman of IAC/InterActiveCorp) took on the project in 2013 with his wife, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg. They …

Phi’s “Theatre of Virtuality” at the Venice Biennale

VR experiences that take participants through time, space and emotion

Venice is a reality apart. Every time you arrive in the city you’re catapulted into reflections on water and glass, too many tourists along small crowded streets, palazzos and alleys and gondolas. It’s a place where senses are constantly stimulated. It’s real, but somehow imaginary. Perhaps that’s the reason a virtual reality experience like Phi Immersive‘s The Theater of Virtuality at this year’s Venice Art …

Venice Biennale 2019: The Art of Leftovers

From ceramic clothes to an inside-out plane, powerful pieces that use repurposed materials

Considering this year’s Venice Biennale title, “May you live in interesting times,” it makes perfect sense that many artists addressed human impact on the environment. To combat our excessive consumption and unending creation of waste, sustainable solutions are constantly created—or attempted. Perhaps the most common theme we found at this year’s event is one of upcycling and repurposing goods, from fish nets to discarded clothing. Here are …