In Brief

These drinks blend unusual ingredients like Big Data and Kale Chips to represent the deprivations of urban life.

New York City’s High Line—an elevated freight rail line transformed into a public park—is cooking up some food for thought this summer with their Archeo outdoor art exhibit. The exhibit is a study in contrasts, with the High Line’s natural beauty paired with hulking sculptures that resemble the relics of a futuristic, dystopian civilization unearthed, with a twist. Combining social activism and a little tongue-in-cheek humor, these sculptures, such as Josh Kline’s Skittles—an industrial fridge loaded up with social commentary smoothies—actually offer poignant commentary on humanity’s present fascination and frustration with technology.

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