Culture

Bruce Sterling’s Master Class

Want to know what the future of Vimeo is? Look at the Dick Van Dyke show. Bruce Sterling shows how to think about the future: start with the past. He's not the first to say it, but he puts it together with as much brio and precision as anybody.

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Tortured By the Strings

Jonah Lehrer asks what happens in the brain to give music the kind of unique, uncanny power that Ton Koopman's organ performance exudes in spades. Video and quotes after the jump.

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I Never Loop. Do You?

When two chatbots discuss Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault, it's Waiting for Godot meets the Turing test, in the stagecraft of Annie Dorsen. Video after the jump.

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Slow Rendering: the Art of Enda O’Donoghue

Enda O'Donoghue's oil paintings of digital snapshots explore the mixture of intense self-regard and ephemerality that characterizes imagery in the Facebook era�and even the process of painting them looks like a glitchy upload. Video after the jump.

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