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Why We Love Beautiful Things

Why We Love Beautiful Things | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
If designers understood more about the mathematics of attraction, the mechanics of affection, all design could both look good and be good for you.
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GREAT design, the management expert Gary Hamel once said, is like Justice Potter Stewart’s famous definition of pornography — you know it when you see it. You want it, too: brain scan studies reveal that the sight of an attractive product can trigger the part of the motor cerebellum that governs hand movement. Instinctively, we reach out for attractive things; beauty literally moves us.

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Exploring the 'Middle' in a Soft Matter through Artistic Manifestations
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Mediamatic.net - Myco Design Lab

Mediamatic.net - Myco Design Lab | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Myco Design Lab, Exploring new possibilities in fungi design. In 2012 Mediamatic initiated the Paddestoelen Paradijs exhibition. In 2014 we will continue our interest in design with fungi. Through an open call we've asked artists and designers to participate in the Myco Design Lab, in collaboration with the University of Utrecht and Officina Corpuscoli. Here you will find the research and results. Want to know more or start to grow your own mushrooms? Check our events .
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Berenice Abbott’s Minimalist Black-and-White Science Imagery, 1958-1960

Berenice Abbott’s Minimalist Black-and-White Science Imagery, 1958-1960 | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
The abstract beauty of science, made dramatically visible.

Photographer Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) might be best-remembered for her stri
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An In-Depth History of Group f.64

An In-Depth History of Group f.64 | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
A new book looks at Group f.64, one of the most famous collectives in the history of photography, whose members battled the Depression while grappling with photography’s evolving role in society.

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Kara Woodward's curator insight, December 12, 12:37 PM

f64 for the large format fans out there

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The House of Electronic Arts reopens its doors in Basel - we make money not art

The House of Electronic Arts reopens its doors in Basel - we make money not art | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
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Sterling Crispin - DATA-MASK Facial recognition, genetic algorithms, 3d printed mask 2013-present

Sterling Crispin - Artist b. 1985 Maui Hawaii
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Because i always wondered what an artistic residency in the Arctic might be like... - we make money not art

Because i always wondered what an artistic residency in the Arctic might be like... - we make money not art | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
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Art Installation Turns Coca-Cola Back Into Pure Drinking Water | WIRED

Art Installation Turns Coca-Cola Back Into Pure Drinking Water | WIRED | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
One of the oddities of Coca-Cola is that it’s a synthetic consumer good, but it’s still more readily available than clean drinking water in some parts of Africa and Asia.
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10 Female Dadaists You Should Know

10 Female Dadaists You Should Know | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Today would have been the 125th birthday of feminist Dada artist Hannah Höch — dubbed “art’s original punk” by The Guardian earlier this year. As the article points out, Höch was an unlikely additi...
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Will Our Future Be Biologically Designed?

Will Our Future Be Biologically Designed? | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
On October 28, Paola Antonelli, senior curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), hosted “Synthetic Aesthetics: New Frontiers in Contemporary Design,” an evening of pres...
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Last minute list of shows to see in London this weekend - we make money not art

Last minute list of shows to see in London this weekend - we make money not art | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
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SYMPHONIE CINÉTIQUE -THE POETRY OF MOTION FILM

We are honored to present the project film of Symphonie Cinétique - The Poetry of Motion. This film presents the wonderful journey that media artist Joachim Sauter…
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At MoMA, 17 Painters of Our “Forever Now” | Artinfo

At MoMA, 17 Painters of Our “Forever Now” | Artinfo | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
The show identifies the work as atemporal, subverting the “great-ladder-like narrative of cultural progress that is so dependent upon the idea of the new superseding the old."
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DocLab Expo: Immersive Reality & Digital Storytelling - we make money not art

DocLab Expo: Immersive Reality & Digital Storytelling - we make money not art | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
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“every moment is pregnant with becoming” Interview With Connekt Artist Doria J.D.

“every moment is pregnant with becoming” Interview With Connekt Artist Doria J.D. | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
'Every Moment is Pregnant with Becoming' Interview with Connekt Tel-Aviv Artist J.D. Doria
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James George's talk at the DocLab Interactive Conference - we make money not art

James George's talk at the DocLab Interactive Conference - we make money not art | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
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The Diatomist

THE DIATOMIST is a short documentary about Klaus Kemp, master of the Victorian art of diatom arrangement. Diatoms are single cell algae that create jewel-like…
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Performance indicators: why ‘live’ art matters today

Performance indicators: why ‘live’ art matters today | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
As this year's Frieze Art Fair introduces 'Live' – a new strand of performance-based installations – Jennifer Picken assesses the state of play and provision for performance and live art in the UK.
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TECH.ART.INTERSECT

When art meets technology, at Artis. More information and pictures at : www.artisengineering.de Music credits: Silver And Gold Fat Freddy's Drop Blackbird 2013

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Civilization by Marco Brambilla

Civilization is a video installation we created with artist/director Marco Brambilla for the elevators Standard Hotel in NYC. It's comprised of over 400 video clips…
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Art Jones's curator insight, November 5, 12:25 PM

This is a fun to watch yet captivatingly engaging video to watch.


While I watched I kept thinking, which artist painted images reminiscent of the layer upon layer of activity seen in this video, then I remembered, for me it is Hieronymus Bosch .

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Close Look: How Nam June Paik Used Technology to Search for a Deeper Humanity | Artspace

Close Look: How Nam June Paik Used Technology to Search for a Deeper Humanity | Artspace | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
We surveyed the arc of the groundbreaking artist's career, from his outrageous early performances to his avant-garde experiments with robotics and TVs that crowned him the forefather of video art.
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