Music

Beyoncé’s ‘Break My Soul’ Broke the Internet and Is a Pride Month Dance Bop

Six years after her last full solo album, the game-changing LemonadeBeyoncé is back with “Break My Soul,” the lead single from her upcoming seventh studio album Renaissanceout July 29. After revolutionizing the industry by pioneering the big-budget surprise drop—a strategy that had so much impact that she helped to shift the new music release day …

Beyoncé’s ‘Break My Soul’ Broke the Internet and Is a Pride Month Dance Bop Read More »

Hans Ulrich Obrist on how video games are revolutionizing the art world

As the new exhibition WORLDBUILDING: Gaming and Art in the Digital Age opens, curator Hans Ulrich Obrist discusses the growing role of video games in our everyday lives “Is this hell?” asks the blue-haired protagonist in digital artist LuYang’s work “The Great Adventure of Material World”. Set against an infinite sea of ​​kawaii creatures, the …

Hans Ulrich Obrist on how video games are revolutionizing the art world Read More »

Shocap and Animatrik Present ‘LiViCi’ Hybrid Show ‘Carry Me Home’

Shocap has teamed up with virtual production and performance capture partner, Vancouver-based Animatrikand international contemporary arts collective The 7 Fingersto bring the hybrid LiViCi show, Carry Me Home, to Animatrik Film Designs’ motion capture sound stage. The virtual circus is slated to livestream globally and be presented live to audiences when the volume is converted …

Shocap and Animatrik Present ‘LiViCi’ Hybrid Show ‘Carry Me Home’ Read More »

Civilization magazine’s Richard Turley on why the internet is a big toilet

The New York broadsheet’s sixth issue perfectly conveys the feeling of being terminally online There’s no easy way to describe the latest issue of Civilization. Headed by anti-hero Richard Turley, the New York magazine is a glorious brain dump of images and information; an aggressively text-based assault on the senses in the shape of a …

Civilization magazine’s Richard Turley on why the internet is a big toilet Read More »

When the Internet Knows Where You Live

On April 28, Weibo, China’s equivalent to Twitter, announced that it would begin displaying users’ IP address locations on their profile pages and on all replies posted to the site. The company framed the feature as a necessary measure for “maintaining a healthy and orderly environment for discussion.” According to Weibo’s official community account, the …

When the Internet Knows Where You Live Read More »

Big achievement in black hole imaging gets assist from UW scientists

If your to-do list feels daunting, imagine if there were 5 million tasks on it. That’s what it took to capture the first image of Sagittarius A* — a massive black hole at the center of our galaxy. And that big achievement had a small assist from computer scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Event …

Big achievement in black hole imaging gets assist from UW scientists Read More »

Uncanny valley: welcome to the age of the ‘ultra-realistic’ art robot

On October 25, 2018, a painting of a fictional man named Edmond de Belamy sold for $432,500 at Christie’s, wildly exceeding its high estimate of $10,000. “Behold the future,” declared the auctioneer, unveiling the blurry, off-centre portrait. Why? Because it had been “painted” by a generative adversarial network (GAN) trained on a set of 15,000 …

Uncanny valley: welcome to the age of the ‘ultra-realistic’ art robot Read More »

When the Internet Knows Where You Live

On April 28, Weibo, China’s equivalent to Twitter, announced that it would begin displaying users’ IP address locations on their profile pages and on all replies posted to the site. The company framed the feature as a necessary measure for “maintaining a healthy and orderly environment for discussion.” According to Weibo’s official community account, the …

When the Internet Knows Where You Live Read More »

Weekend Roundup: Federal subsidy program helps Milwaukee residents access affordable internet

Nearly 60 percent of homes in some Milwaukee neighborhoods are enrolled in the Affordable Connectivity Program — a federal subsidy that offers $30 per month for internet service. It’s a milestone in the effort to get high-speed internet to families who otherwise can’t afford it, Rick Barrett wrote in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. But despite …

Weekend Roundup: Federal subsidy program helps Milwaukee residents access affordable internet Read More »