Art

china

A Chinese Dissident Artist Is Taking Aim at Google for Censored Search Engine

Badiucao’s new exhibition compares Google's censored search engine for China, codenamed Dragonfly, to Donald Trump's wall.
Jamie Fullerton
11.1.18
Motherboard Guide to Cinema

This ‘Koyaanisqatsi’ Generator Captures Modern Life and the Unbearability of Being a GIF

This generator sources random GIFs to create a 21st century take on the classic film by Godfrey Reggio and Philip Glass about modern life.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.30.18
brain melt

This Stunning Image Made With Pure Code Is Like a Mood Ring For Your Browser

Diana Smith's work is digital art on ultra-hard mode.
Jordan Pearson
5.3.18
Tedium

The Art of Soldering

The story of solder, the unsung hero of the digital revolution that benefits from a low melting point. It’s what keeps the circuits attached to the silicon.
Ernie Smith
4.13.18
pixar

Watch Pixar’s New, Kinda Freaky Animation Technique

“Stable neo-Hookean flesh simulation” makes animated bodies look more real.
Samantha Cole
3.30.18
Augmented Reality

Technologists Use Augmented Reality to Return Stolen Artwork

Thieves stole over $500 million worth of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 28 years ago. Now, technologists are using Apple’s ARKit to bring the paintings back.
Mack DeGeurin
3.22.18
Google Earth

This Trippy Google Earth Animation Shows All the Patterns Humans Make Around the World

Páraic McGloughlin turned man-made patterns into a high-speed kaleidoscope of earth.
Samantha Cole
3.20.18
cow control to major tom

This Farmer Sent a Message to Tesla’s ‘Spaceman’ Using Cows

Derek Klingenberg's “cow art” is a clever mix of math and cattle.
Samantha Cole
3.15.18
e-waste

Check Out These Amazing Sculptures Made From 4,000 Pounds of Old Electronics

Benjamin Von Wong wants to raise awareness about e-waste with his hyperreal sculptures.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.5.18
Augmented Reality

Internet Artists Invaded the MoMA With a Guerrilla Augmented Reality Exhibit

"Hello, we're from the internet" is an art project that took over the MoMA's Jackson Pollock room without permission.
Mack DeGeurin
3.5.18
Art

Man Paints Priceless Piece of Art White, Covers it With Neon Green Dick

Nikolas Bentel pulled off his controversial critique of the art world, and is selling it for double the commercial value.
Samantha Cole
3.2.18
cryptocurrency

This Guy Lives on a Yacht He Bought With Money He Made Selling 'Pepe Cash'

"I definitely got my 27-footer directly thanks to the major rise in Rare Pepe and Pepe Cash price."
Sébastien Wesolowski
2.14.18