Tag Archives: art

Peer-to-peer goes off the grid

Artist and technologist Aram Bartholl is mortaring USB drives into brick walls and curbstones throughout New York City and inviting people to use them to share files. His "Dead Drops" project offers a glimpse of a utopian, DIY darknet in RL.

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Banksy Directs The Simpsons Opening Couch Gag

Banksy, perhaps the most influential and acclaimed street artist of all-time, has officially made it to the mainstream. Solely responsible for making graffiti a respected art form, the anonymous Banksy directed the iconic opening theme and couch gag for The Simpsons. And it’s a wonder that 20th Century Fox approved it for broadcast. Featuring Banksy’s trademark dark humor and social ...

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History Through the Eyes of Frank Miller

Sin City, 300, Batman: The Dark Knight and The Spirit. What do these titles all have in common? They are all the product of the mind of Frank Miller, the trailblazing comic artist and writer who took comics to the next level. Elevating comics from the newsstand to the bookstore and, later, the world of film – serious film. Frank ...

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Cross Cultural Contamination: Boring Paintings Jazzed Up

Whether it be an awful landscape or a classic in need of a little modern kick, Jon Hansen’s got the solution with his Cross Cultural Contamination project. Hansen picks up terrible Thomas Kinkade rip-offs and other paintings seemingly made for cheap hotel rooms and spices them up with Navy Seals, Street Fighter, Godzilla and other pieces of pop culture. A ...

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Communication Prosthesis: Why So Serious?

You want to know how I got this prosthetic? My father was a designer… and a fiend, and one night he goes off artsier than usual. Mommy gets the Tupperware lid to defend herself. He doesnt like that – not one bit. So, me watching, he takes the plastic to her, laughing while he does it. He turns to me ...

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Simpson Meets Dali: The Simpsons and The Persistance of Memory

“The Persistance of Memory” is probably the most iconic surrealistic painting of all time, instantly recognizable as the product of the the equally recognizable Salvador Dali. Flickr user Zeitan created this awesome ode to modern culture with the molding of The Simpsons into Dali’s famous pocket watch melting canvas. More than 20 years since The Simpsons first entered the limelight ...

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The Good, The Bad and the Dark Side: R2-D2 Stormtrooper Helmet

“Hey, Artoo, you look a little different today.” “Who? Me?” “Yeah… you. Did you get a haircut?” “Uhhh… no, no, I’m on a diet. I’ve lost a few pounds.” “Ahh, that explains it. Wait… could you speak English yesterday?” “Ummm… yes?” “Oh, alright then. Carry on.” If Darth Vader ever wants to send a mole over to infiltrate the geniuses ...

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