Studio Visit: Digital Artist and Painter Emma Stern

We visit her Brooklyn space to learn more about how she makes physical artwork based on non-physical spaces

Perhaps surprising for those who have seen artist Emma Stern‘s work online, paint is omnipresent in her Brooklyn studio. It’s on canvases, the worn-in wooden floor, tools and at the feet of furniture. Perhaps less surprising, there are also two computers in the space. A laptop sits open with a digital version of one of her characters blown up in an editing application, while a …

Interview: Dan Tepfer, the Musician Coding the Future of Concerts

With a playback piano and VR, the pianist entrances every audience he plays for

Billed as the future of concerts, Dan Tepfer‘s live show—a solo performance wherein a self-playing Yamaha Disklavier is the only instrument—entrances every attendee. From the intimate-by-choice setting and the Google-branded VR headsets to Tepfer’s winding style, the show captivates with each song and its visual accompaniment—all of which is improvisational and diverges from the original recording. There are rules in music and in coding and, …

The $400 All-in-One Oculus Quest VR System

It may not be the most powerful VR system on the market, but the just-announced Oculus Quest has the potential to be a breakout hit. The system’s wireless headset and two Oculus Touch controllers offer six-degrees-of-freedom (6DOF) experiences—meaning you can walk, crouch or jump in the real world and your character moves in the virtual one. Games drop players right into the middle of the …