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Culture Shock: Dennis Hopper's American freak scene - Irish Times

Culture Shock: Dennis Hopper's American freak scene - Irish Times | art | Scoop.it
Culture Shock: Dennis Hopper's American freak scene Irish Times In an age when every actor's job description seems to be to snap selfies to project their ideal image to the masses, Hopper's focus stands out: it was on the people in front of the...

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Westwood Show Highlights Scotland, Not Fashion - ABC News

Westwood Show Highlights Scotland, Not Fashion - ABC News | art | Scoop.it
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Vivienne Westwood may be staging a catwalk show, but Scotland — not clothes — is foremost on the designer's mind.
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Rich and Miserable: Portraits of Shoppers on Rodeo Drive in 1984

Rich and Miserable: Portraits of Shoppers on Rodeo Drive in 1984 | art | Scoop.it
Stereotypical ideas about the residents of Los Angeles, in usually sunny Southern California, often revolve around the concept of fun in the sun had by vapid, shallow people who are always smiling.

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Mario Pires's curator insight, September 11, 4:28 AM

"And while it’s absolutely possible to appreciate this project in a surface way, the real appeal of Hernandez’s Rodeo Drive is that it’s a greater commentary on this social landscape, as well as the interaction between watcher and watched. Promenaders on Rodeo Drive, locals and tourists alike from all ends of the socio-economic spectrum, know they’ll be on a sort of pedestrian catwalk when walking these high-rent streets."

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Coca-Cola Invents 16 Bottle Caps To Give Second Lives To Empty Bottles

Coca-Cola Invents 16 Bottle Caps To Give Second Lives To Empty Bottles | art | Scoop.it
Coca Cola teamed up with award-winning ad agency Ogilvy & Mather China on a new “2nd Lives” campaign and created 16 red screw-on caps that transform the otherwise-useless left-over plastic bottle into something creative, fun and usable.
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Thousands attend Notting Hill Carnival in west London - BBC News

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Hundreds of thousands of people attended the first day of Europe's biggest street festival, the Notting Hill Carnival.
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Arab Art Featured at NYC's New Museumi - Voice of America

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NEW YORK—. The first museum-wide show of Arab art in New York City, spread out over five floors at the New Museum, exhibits works by more than 45 artists from 12 countries.
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10 great books by Irish women

10 great books by Irish women | art | Scoop.it
In the final part of our series on influential books by women writers, we focus on Irish authors

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20 New Recommended Photographers: July Edition

20 New Recommended Photographers: July Edition | art | Scoop.it
New and exciting photographers join EyeEm everyday. Each month we feature 20 new photographers, enabling you to find new friends and get inspired.

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40 Creative Self Photography Ideas

40 Creative Self Photography Ideas | art | Scoop.it
Selfies have become quite a trend in the past few years and the word itself has even been added to the Oxford dictionary. Unfortunately most selfies are taken pretty badly with poor lighting and bad colour.

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Top ten things not to do in London – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Top ten things not to do in London – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London | art | Scoop.it
1. Stand on the left of an escalator It’s funny that something so innocuous can arouse the inner Travis Bickle in even the most placid Londoner. But that’s just how it is: we like one side of an es...
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Old Time Portraits of Parasites - Smithsonian

Old Time Portraits of Parasites - Smithsonian | art | Scoop.it
Old Time Portraits of Parasites Smithsonian While the project's initial inspiration may have been personal and modern, the project's larger themes harken back to photography's scientific beginnings, to an era of cabinets of curiosity and Western...

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Living History: New Technology Allows Reconstruction Of Old Crime Scenes

Living History: New Technology Allows Reconstruction Of Old Crime Scenes | art | Scoop.it
Unless you carry a badge, it is about close as most people will ever get to a homicide scene. (Living History: New Technology Allows Reconstruction Of Old Crime Scenes: Unless you carry a badge, it is abou...
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Tate shows off sculpture and pop in 2015 programme - The Guardian

Tate shows off sculpture and pop in 2015 programme - The Guardian | art | Scoop.it
The Guardian Tate shows off sculpture and pop in 2015 programme The Guardian Sculpture is to take centre stage at the Tate galleries next year, with the first major retrospective in 20 years of Alexander Calder – credited with inventing the mobile...
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8 Ways Technology Makes You Stupid | Tech News | HuffPost.com

8 Ways Technology Makes You Stupid | Tech News | HuffPost.com | art | Scoop.it

People assume that iPhones, laptops and Netflix are evidence of progress. In some ways, that's true. A moderate amount of Googling, for instance, can be good for your brain, and there are apps that can boost brain function and activity.

 

Yet tech advancements also come with some unintended consequences. Our brains being "massively rewired" by tech, says neuroscientist Michael Merzenich in The Shallows: What The Internet Is Doing To Our Brains, a Pulitzer-nominated 2011 book by Nicholas Carr. Merzenich warns that the effect of technology on human intelligence could be “deadly.”

 

That got us thinking. How exactly is technology messing up our brains?

 

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Heavy Metal: Photos of the Notting Hill Carnival Sound Systems

Heavy Metal: Photos of the Notting Hill Carnival Sound Systems | art | Scoop.it

In the restless hours before the influx of visitors to the 2004 Notting Hill Carnival, Brian David Stevens photographs the sound systems that line the city streets.


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Mario Pires's curator insight, September 8, 1:37 AM

"Set against the moments to come, these dark and quiet machines emerge as the secret bodies that fuel the boisterous event, utilitarian objects that give rise to mysterious and manifold enchantments."

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Best burgers in London: Ranking the capital's burger joints - The Independent

Best burgers in London: Ranking the capital's burger joints - The Independent | art | Scoop.it
The Independent Best burgers in London: Ranking the capital's burger joints The Independent Yes, the omnipresence of burgers in London is getting a little overbearing and yes, we've seen about every permutation of them by this point - but this does...
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García de Marina: Still Lifes

García de Marina: Still Lifes | art | Scoop.it

I  appreciate when people see the world differently, and Spanish photographer García de Marina happens to see the world with humor and possibility.  His images celebrate “the greatness of the everyday” making us consider household objects in a whole new way. I appreciate the simplicity and humor in his images.


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25 years of Scottish contemporary art - Financial Times

25 years of Scottish contemporary art - Financial Times | art | Scoop.it
25 years of Scottish contemporary art Financial Times It is no coincidence that in the same year that Scotland hosted the Commonwealth Games and is gearing up for its referendum, Generation, a nationwide programme of exhibitions highlighting the...
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‘Book Surgeon’ Uses Surgical Tools To Make Incredible Book Sculptures

‘Book Surgeon’ Uses Surgical Tools To Make Incredible Book Sculptures | art | Scoop.it
Brian Dettmer, a New York-based artist known as the Book Surgeon, uses tweezers, knives, scalpels and other surgical tools to dissect and carve old books into intricate and beautiful sculptures.

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Brian Dettmer, a New York-based artist known as the Book Surgeon, uses tweezers, knives, scalpels and other surgical tools to dissect and carve old books into intricate and beautiful sculptures.

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Fender Strat & Routemaster Double-Decker Bus Celebrate 60 Years of Classic Design | Fender News & Tech Talk | Fender Guitar

Fender Strat & Routemaster Double-Decker Bus Celebrate 60 Years of Classic Design | Fender News & Tech Talk | Fender Guitar | art | Scoop.it
RT @Fender: Fender Strat & Routemaster Double-Decker Bus Celebrate 60 Years of Classic Design #Strat60 http://t.co/Zvb8ThIlwa http://t.co/u…;
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Beyond the Border: New Contemporary Photography from Scotland

New Focus interview Document Scotland about 'Beyond the Border' showing at Impressions Gallery from 01st Jul - 27th Sep 2014 New Focus is Impressions Gallery's young people's advisory board...

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800,000 Red Poppies Pour Like Blood From The Tower Of London

800,000 Red Poppies Pour Like Blood From The Tower Of London | art | Scoop.it
In honor of the 100th anniversary of World War I, the historic Tower of London has been transformed by a massive art installation.

Titled "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red," the expansive piece brings 888,246 ceramic poppies to the pro...

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Spectacular Photos of the Supermoon

Spectacular Photos of the Supermoon | art | Scoop.it
Stargazers who stayed indoors Sunday night missed out on a real treat.
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Culture Shock: Dennis Hopper's American freak scene - Irish Times

Culture Shock: Dennis Hopper's American freak scene - Irish Times | art | Scoop.it
Culture Shock: Dennis Hopper's American freak scene Irish Times In an age when every actor's job description seems to be to snap selfies to project their ideal image to the masses, Hopper's focus stands out: it was on the people in front of the...

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Berlin's 10 Contemporary Art Galleries You Should Visit

Berlin's 10 Contemporary Art Galleries You Should Visit | art | Scoop.it
From underground bunkers in Mitte to alternative art spaces in Friedrichshain, find the best contemporary art galleries in Berlin with our cultural guide.

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Archive from the world's oldest photographic society to go on show ...

Archive from the world's oldest photographic society to go on show ... | art | Scoop.it
London's Science Museum is to host a major exhibition of prints and artefacts from the collection of the Royal Photographic Society, including prints and experimental cameras made by William Fox Talbot in the 1820s.
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