Brooklyn the Unknowable—never a better way to describe the motley borough. With that in mind, I wondered why Prospect Park has a bust of Mozart.
A big news day for GIFs: Image-hosting site Imgur has released a video-to-GIF tool, and the GIF search engine Giphy announced raising $17 million in new funding. What do these two tech stories have in common? GIFs are being touted as the next wave in mobile-media consumption. Today, GIFs officially go corporate.
“I do believe that there is cosmic synchronicity that we don’t understand,” Rachel Mason told me on a chilly night in her Long Island City studio. Eight years ago, she began researching an eighty-year-old newspaper story for her new opera “The Lives of Hamilton Fish”– the making of which, alone, is a long story.
It’s that time of year when all the artists who inhabit the Internet descend upon Berlin for the art and tech festival Transmediale. We wish we were there for the talks, workshops, screenings—and for Abrupt Diplomat, Lorna Mills’s solo exhibition at the Canadian Embassy. Rosa Menkman is on site, though, and has transcribed parts of the opening night conversation between Mills and Kristoffer Gansing, the artistic director of Transmediale. Mills knows her GIF history, and offers a simple reflection on its recent rise. Read on for an excerpt.
Another classic complaint from Jonathan Jones.