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Space Invaders Should Have Been a Biblical Epic all Along

Artist Dan Hernandez has an absolutely awesome new show up in New York City at the Kim Foster Gallery. combining Renaissance theology with the iconography of early computer game art, or Space Invaders meets the Book of Genesis. Read More >>

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Enterprising Club Owners are Charging for a Glimpse of Banksy's New Smartphone Lovers Piece

Banksy artworks -- you wait an age for one then two come along at once. Hot on the heels of the urban artist's GCHQ phone-tapping piece comes this exploration of modern love, found on a plywood door outside the Broad Plains Boys Club in Bristol. Read More >>

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The Gritty Cityscapes of Jeremy Mann

The folks over at Colossal have put the focus on Jeremy Mann and his new wonderful cityscapes, large format masterworks of light and colour that contrast with his gritty brushstrokes and markings. Read More >>

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Banksy Says Something About Surveillance or Whatever in GCHQ's Home Town

Say-what-everyone's-thinking street cartoonist Banksy has stuck one of his stencils up in Cheltenham, home of the UK's surveillance division GCHQ. The "art" shows three spies listening in to a phone box, in a particularly obvious statement on today's surveillance society hot potato. What next for the satirical street genius? Obama with an Anonymous mask atop his head screwing up a CCTV camera? [Street Art News] Read More >>

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Spray-Painting Graffiti Drone Not Nearly as Effective as You'd Think

Robots may be taking our jobs throughout agriculture and industry, but the the duty of defacing architecture is likely to remain in the hands of humans for the immediate future if this semi-autonomous spray-paint drone is any evidence. Read More >>

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Walk on a Magic Carpet of Light in this Moroccan Cathedral

Watch out, the ground will change beneath your feet at the Sacré Coeur in Casablanca. As part of the installation Magic Carpet 2014, an interactive light show swirls, swarms, and shimmers under the cathedral's vaunted arches. It's even more thrilling to watch the lights in action in the video below. Read More >>

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Is Maths an Artform?

Sometimes the results of maths are sure beautiful—pretty charts, say, or wonderful visualisations. But can maths itself, those long complex equations, be an artform too? Read More >>

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French Artist Makes a Temporary Home Inside a Bear Carcass

Taking a leaf out of Luke and Han's book on tauntaun-slashing sleeping bags, French artist Abraham Poincheval is spending two weeks living inside a hollowed-out bear carcass, sparingly equipped with the tools he'd need to live in the cramped enclosure with relative comfort. Read More >>

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A Home Art Installation That Doubles as a Rooftop Solar Panel Monitor

Installing a set of solar panels on the roof of your home can lead to significant savings when your monthly power bill arrives. But how do you know how well they're performing in between without watching the meter like a hawk? With this innocuous looking piece of art that doubles as a home energy monitor. Read More >>

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These Mysterious Desert Monoliths are Actually Richard Serra Sculptures

N25o 31.019'E050o51.948': You need a set of GPS coordinates to visit Richard Serra's newest work, which stretches more than a half-mile through the Qatari desert. Read More >>

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Babies Trying Lemons for the First Time in Slow Motion

Someone got a brilliant idea: Let's give babies lemon wedges for the first time-- just like every single parent does in the privacy of their home--and record their reaction in slow motion so the entire world can laugh and go aaaaawwwwwww at the same time. Read More >>

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Famous Logos Recreated in Comic Sans...Aren't as Bad as You Feared?

Imagine a world in which Comic Sans has replaced Helvetica or Futura as the go-to font of the corporate logo makers of the world. That's the lovely idea behind niche Tumblr Comic Sans Project, which imagines exactly that -- and recreates famous logos in the world's most hated type face. Read More >>

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If American Artist Edward Hopper Used Instagram and Facebook

Edward Hopper, foremost chronicler of lonely American souls, would have found pathos in our modern world of FOMO. This clever series from Ukrainian artist Nastya Ptichek updates Hopper's work for a social media era, and the overlay of electronic icons makes his paintings even more depressing. Read More >>

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Dappy's New Hashtag Tattoo Will Keep Him Trending So Long as He Has a Face

In an effort to ensure he is "trending forever", Celebrity Big Brother inmate and sometime pop-chart botherer Dappy has had a hashtag tattooed onto his face. Always with his finger on the pulse of the cultural zeitgeist, a Twitter executive recently called the hashtag "arcane" amidst rumours it's preparing to ditch the feature altogether. [Daily Mail] Read More >>

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Giant Portrait Shows Drone Operators That People Aren't "Bug Splats"

From where a drone operator's sitting, one blurry blob of pixels looks almost exactly like the next blurry blob of pixels, which is how the term "bug splat" worked its way into modern military slang as a way of referring to a kill. Now, though, a giant art installation in Pakistan wants to show Drone operators that its people are anything but anonymous white blobs—and that that "bug splat" belongs to an actual human being. Read More >>

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The Gorgeous Tics and Errors of Laser Scanning Gone Wrong

Matthew Shaw and William Trossell, the London-based duo known as ScanLAB Projects, continue to push the envelope of laser-scanning technology, producing visually stunning and conceptually intricate work that falls somewhere between art and practical surveying. Read More >>

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