Charming camera test for Muppet the Movie on location.
The robot’s decision is triggered after waiting a fraction of a second to observe the movement of the human hand.
Yesterday, Artnet closed its online magazine, which was almost certainly the first and longest-running art publication on the Internet. Walter Robinson had run the periodical for its entire existence, after leaving Art in America, where he served as a writer and editor for years. Below, a few of the responses that have come in from various members of the art world.
When a grocery store in Süderlügum, Germany offered $276 in free groceries to anyone willing to shop naked, they expected maybe 10 brave souls. They got more like 250, including folks from nearby Denmark who cross the border to shop for cheaper alcohol. This video is, I hardly need to tell you, not really safe for work -- although there's nothing all that titillating about it.
Maybe it's the Euro crisis that seems to have turned the brains of the European Union's (probably male) image-makers soft. You can hardly spend all week trying to bail out Greece, hang onto Spain and keep Germany from getting surly (never a good idea) without making a mistake or two somewhere else.
If, like me, you have ever lived in a small apartment, you know that there is no good place to put furniture that you need sometimes but not all the time (like extra chairs). Therefore, Orla Reynolds is my new hero. Her furniture emerges "as if from nowhere" -- her bookshelves hide a table and four extra chairs.
This promo for BMW M5, the world’s fastest sedan, utilize slow-motion bullet effects synchronized with Beethoven’s divine 5th Piano Concerto to manifest power and elegance.
McChic: McDonald's has hired a designer to create Mad Men-era uniforms for its UK employees for the 2012 Olympics. Next: "Do you want a martini with that?" (The Daily Meal)
A nut in The Nutmeg State: A Twitter account makes fun of people from Connecticut. (BuzzFeed)
Spin of the day: A Conservative group called Right Change parodies the Dos Equis' …
Yesterday, Observer Culture Editor Sarah Douglas reported from a talk that Jeff Koons gave about his own work last week at Basel's Beyeler Foundation. Among his topics: biology, breasts, testicles. As many have noted, Mr. Koons is a remarkably eloquent, if bizarre, interpreter of his work. What has been less frequently addressed is his skill at posing with his sculptures. Perhaps…
The very hip artist's collective Still House has joined with the very powerful art collector and adviser Mark Fletcher to present a group show in Manhattan opening next week that marks Still House's first "New York City group exhibition since 2010."
The key to small-space living is not feeling cramped, which makes this Barcelona apartment the pinnacle of the genre. The home uses sliding doors to open the 430-square-foot apartment up for a sense of space, or close it for privacy. But the centerpiece of the house is the hole in the ceiling -- a plant-filled half-outdoor shower that's built like a chimney, open to the sky.
DUBAI — Dubai has discovered there really are some things money can’t buy.
After a decade of petrodollar-driven success that has established it rapidly as a regional financial, trade, tourism and retail centre, the emirate has hit a speed bump in an unexpected arena — art.
Burgeoning enthusiasm for collecting art convinced many that Dubai was about to become an overnight sensation in the international market, putting a gloss of sophistication on the cultural life of the emirate.
As part of a global effort to school art-world professionals in the recovery of art and other cultural treasures that were looted during the Nazi era, experts from museums, auction houses and government agencies are meeting this week for a six-day conference in Magdeburg, Germany, the Associated Press reports.
Though Chinese officials are still forbidding Ai Weiwei from leaving the country, the artist nevertheless had an action-packed weekend, taking to YouTube to slam government corruption in a new video that was presented at an event in Basel, Switzerland, where the international art world has gathered for the 43rd edition of the Art Basel fair.
This is Lake Retba in Senegal, NOT the contents of your stomach when you drink too much Strawberry Quik and then have to chase it down with Pepto-Bismol and tiny boats. The lake itself is actually not in danger, but given that I just yelled "WHAT IN BLAZES?" and nearly dropped a cup of coffee on my dog, I'm still going to label this an environmental hazard.
Although Apple seems to want to forget all about that sad, dark time when their logo featured all the colors of the rainbow, this iPhone mod - really an aluminium back plate - will bring those memories rushing back. You can swap out the plate simply by unscrewing the two small screws at the bottom of your phone and a four bucks more gets you a glowing, translucent rainbow logo.
Here's a glimpse at the next wave of computing – tablets, laptops, all-in-ones and the ever-blurring lines between them – plus a few other unique gadgets thrown in for good measure.
Ridley Scott's summer blockbuster Prometheus opens today in the US, telling the story of a future civilization that may have ... overreached. Back in 2011, writer Damon Lindelof, a fan of TED, was exploring one of the key characters in the movie's backstory: the corporate mogul Peter Weyland. What was his vision? How would he change the world? Which began to start sounding a lot like a TEDTalk.
Horseshoe crabs have bright blue blood. They are like aliens. (Does this one not look like a dead alien?) Nature, you are weird.
Robert Krulwich explains why the crabs’ blood is so beautifully blue:
Their blood kind of sloshes around in their bodies carrying oxygen to various organs, as our blood does.
Our blood is red because we use hemoglobin to move oxygen around.
On the cover of her new book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America, Michelle Obama is smiling into the camera and holding a huge basket of vegetables, the bounty of a garden planted, she writes, as “a starting point for something bigger.” That something bigger is the first lady's campaign to get Americans -- and especially children -- thinking differently about what they eat.
Well, this is one way to pay tribute to a beloved pet.
When Orville -- named after Orville Wright -- was sadly struck and killed by a car, owner and visual artist Bart Jansen thought the best way to honour him was to send him aloft like his namesake to hopefully join the birds as a tabby helicopter.
After several test flights filmed with a lousy camera, the latest of which you see here, the Orvillecopter still has trouble keeping altitude, which Jansen says will be fixed by more powerful engines and larger props.
Sotheby's and the unionized art handlers who move its clients' prized Warhols and de Koonings ratified an agreement today on a three-year deal that brings a 10-month lockout of the workers to a close, Crain's reports. The deal increases wages one percent each year, raises the starting salary to $18.50 an hour and maintains benefits for the 42 workers who are members of Teamsters Local 814.