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Exploring the Art hidden in Pi | Visual Cinnamon

Exploring the Art hidden in Pi | Visual Cinnamon | Contemporary Art | Scoop.it
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Zombies on the Walls: Why Does So Much New Abstraction Look the Same?

Zombies on the Walls: Why Does So Much New Abstraction Look the Same? | Contemporary Art | Scoop.it
Because buyers like it that way.
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This Artist Wants To Erase Your DNA, Further Proof The Future Will Be Terrifying

This Artist Wants To Erase Your DNA, Further Proof The Future Will Be Terrifying | Contemporary Art | Scoop.it
You may not have thought of your DNA as a hot commodity, but as the future continues to look more and more like a dystopian science fiction film, we recommend you wise up. Artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg, director of BioGenFutures, is here to help. The ...
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Top Ten Words I Am Sick of Seeing on Artists Statements - Andrea Liu

Top Ten Words I Am Sick of Seeing on Artists Statements - Andrea Liu | Contemporary Art | Scoop.it
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Can you tell the difference between a human writer and a robot?

Can you tell the difference between a human writer and a robot? | Contemporary Art | Scoop.it
Bot or Not is a simple game with complicated implications.
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Gerhard Richter Painting | official film site

Gerhard Richter Painting | official film site | Contemporary Art | Scoop.it
One of the world’s greatest living painters, the German artist Gerhard Richter has spent over half a century experimenting with a tremendous range of techniques and ideas, addressing historical crises and mass media representation alongside explorations of chance procedures.
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Douglas Engelbart’s Unfinished Revolution | MIT Technology Review

Douglas Engelbart’s Unfinished Revolution | MIT Technology Review | Contemporary Art | Scoop.it
The pioneering Doug Engelbart invented things that transformed computing, but he also intended them to transform humans.
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Keeping New Media New: Conserving High-Tech Art

Keeping New Media New: Conserving High-Tech Art | Contemporary Art | Scoop.it
Conservators are rushing to keep pace with technology as they find ways to extend the working lives of art made with code, VHS tapes, and other rapidly changing platforms
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It Sounds Like It Was Pretty Fun to Be in Hunter's Art History ...

It Sounds Like It Was Pretty Fun to Be in Hunter's Art History ... | Contemporary Art | Scoop.it
Robert Morris is pretty famous for not being such a big fan of giving interviews these days. As he explained pretty clearly in a catalogue essay a few years back: “Minimalism does not need to hear from me.
Marian Mazzone's insight:

He's right.  Minimalism doesn't need words.  Either you experience it, or you don't. 

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10 Women Street Artists Who Are Better Than Banksy

10 Women Street Artists Who Are Better Than Banksy | Contemporary Art | Scoop.it
Don't get us wrong, we like Banksy just fine. We followed his every move last year as he turned the entire city of New York into an outdoor exhibition. There are many reasons to love the anonymous street art king, from his social crusades to his inno...
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The incorporated woman

The incorporated woman | Contemporary Art | Scoop.it
FACEBOOK, Amazon, Twitter and a host of other big companies in today’s “data-driven economy” share one thing in common: they make a living from harvesting...
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The Golden Age of Abstraction: Right Now

The Golden Age of Abstraction: Right Now | Contemporary Art | Scoop.it
Riffing on the past as it comments on our own time, contemporary abstraction evokes landscapes, bodies, signs, buildings, and much more
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The market for computer-created artwork is growing

The market for computer-created artwork is growing | Contemporary Art | Scoop.it
Artworks designed to be shown on a digital screen are beginning to find a niche in the contemporary art world.
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Galleries Are Man's World and Micol Hebron is Keeping Score | Los Angeles | Artbound | KCET

Galleries Are Man's World and Micol Hebron is Keeping Score | Los Angeles | Artbound | KCET | Contemporary Art | Scoop.it
Almost 70% of artists represented by commercial galleries in New York and L.A. are men. Micol Hebron illustrates this imbalanced male-to-female ratio in a collaborative art project
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LRB · John Lanchester · Is it Art?: video games

LRB · John Lanchester · Is it Art?: video games | Contemporary Art | Scoop.it
From the economic point of view, this was the year video games overtook music and video, combined, in the UK. The industries’ respective share of the take is forecast to be £4.64 billion and £4.46 billion. (For purposes of comparison, UK book publishers’ total turnover in 2007 was . . .
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Brainlike Computers, Learning From Experience

Brainlike Computers, Learning From Experience | Contemporary Art | Scoop.it

Computers have entered the age when they are able to learn from their own mistakes, a development that is about to turn the digital world on its head.


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VendorFit's curator insight, December 31, 2013 3:27 PM

Artificial intelligence is the holy grail of technological achievment, creating an entity that can learn from its own mistakes and can (independently of programmer intervention) develop new routines and programs.  The New York Times claims that the first ever "learning" computer chip is to be released in 2014, an innovation that has profound consequences for the tech market.  When these devices become cheaper, this should allow for robotics and device manufacture that incorporates more detailed sensory input and can parse real objects, like faces, from background noise. 

Laura E. Mirian, PhD's curator insight, January 10, 2014 1:16 PM

The Singularity is not far away

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Joseph Beuys: New Letter Debunks More Wartime Myths - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Joseph Beuys: New Letter Debunks More Wartime Myths - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Contemporary Art | Scoop.it
Joseph Beuys' dramatic accounts of his wartime activities helped catapult him to fame as a leading avant-garde artist.
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Yves Klein’s ‘Monotone-Silence’ Symphony Comes to Manhattan

Yves Klein’s ‘Monotone-Silence’ Symphony Comes to Manhattan | Contemporary Art | Scoop.it
The “Monotone-Silence” Symphony, an eccentric 1960 work by the conceptual painter Yves Klein, will finally get a hearing in New York on Wednesday.
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Context and Silence: On the Art Writings of Eva Hesse and Cady Noland

Context and Silence: On the Art Writings of Eva Hesse and Cady Noland | Contemporary Art | Scoop.it
How important is it to control one’s image, to have mastery over one’s oeuvre? As a female artist, to allow one’s life and work to merge is risky. It is a softness.
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