Electric Art Objects

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Believing one’s art and surroundings should reflect their current state of mind and mood, designer Jake Levine recently launched Electric Objects on Kickstarter. The high-definition screen and integrated computer hangs on your wall, blending in with other framed artwork while bringing real-time art updates from galleries and museums around the world—via the internet—to your environment.

The Opera Machine

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Westminster, England’s Royal Opera House is hoping to change the societal misconceptions that surround opera with The Opera Machine. Offering a unique behind-the-scenes look at their production of Wagner’s classic “Die Walküre,” the online page shows that opera is much more than a couple of people singing on stage. Hear the deputy stage manager call cues, see a close-up of the horns in the orchestra, …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Seinfeld emoji, fashion's World Cup team, an artist's secret swimming pool and more in our weekly look at the web

1. Redesign: 2020 Tokyo Olympic Stadium The team at London-based Zaha Hadid Architects is no stranger to Olympic architecture or earning a few medals of their own. The award-winning firm’s London Aquatics Centre played a central role in the capital’s games. Following a successful bid for Tokyo’s 2020 stadium, the group was forced to rethink their original concept following budget cuts and protests from local …