Art and design

How Artists Are Taking On Facebook And Big Data

Langlands and Bell are celebrating their 40th year together – by taking an uncompromising look at Silicon Valley’s utopian promises

Features Exhibit Artfully Blends Abstract Expressionism With Techno Music

Photographer Andreas Gursky's new exhibit at the Gagosian gallery in New York caters to a new generation of cultural consumers

Syndicated The Enduring Appeal Of Polaroid Photographs

A new book edited by aficionado Florian Kaps explores why the instant camera still holds a special place in people’s hearts

Syndicated Museum Exhibit Celebrates Strange Architectural Contraptions

Artist William Heath Robinson's peculiar genius is on display in this recent show with wiggling ducts, jumbles of planks and coils of cable

Features The Diverse Influences Of Sci-Fi Game Design

Hello Games’ No Man's Sky is one of the most visually interesting games of the past decade. But where does its approach to sci-fi come from?

Syndicated This Human Sensor Makes Air Pollution Visible

The hi-tech illuminated costumes worn by media artist Kasia Molga reveal changes in urban air pollution and bring together art and science

Innovation How Much Is The Selfie Economy Worth?

It’s claimed that our passion for narcissistic pictures is fueling the growth of everything from lipstick to old-fashioned photobooths. Here’s a sector-by-sector breakdown

Syndicated Looking At Cities Through The Eyes Of A Burglar

Burglars look at buildings in a different way, seeing lift shafts that can be shimmied up and plasterboard walls to cut through

Syndicated What It Looks Like When American Arts And Crafts Meet Japanese Modernism

The photographer Yasuhiro Ishimoto’s images of the pioneering architecture of Greene and Greene have a minimal aesthetic that still looks contemporary

Syndicated How Two Great Artists Painted Sex And Death

In works 40 years apart, both titled Between the Clock and the Bed, two great artists handled humanity’s twin concerns

Syndicated Instagram Artist Captures The Vintage Neon Signs Of Urban America

In her Analog Streets project, photographer Lisa Guerriero scours US cities for faded remnants of Americana–from ice cream parlors to sleepy motels

Features Photographer Reveals The Unseen Flip-Sides Of The World's Most Famous Paintings

From the Mona Lisa to Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Brazilian artist Vik Muniz has exposed—literally—the nuts and bolts of centuries-old masterpieces

Features Bjarke Ingels' Pyramid For The Minecraft Generation

Is it a wall? Is it a cave? Actually, this year’s pavilion started life as shelves

Syndicated Inside Facebook And Friends: A Rare Tour Around Tech's Mind-Boggling HQs

Facebook has wifi-enabled meadows, LinkedIn an in-house chef, Samsung tai chi in a garden

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