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At NEW INC Demo Day 2015, a Cheery Future for Art and Tech

by Corinna Kirsch on July 22, 2015
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When art mingles with tech, there can be a rush to mass-market artsy/techy products; in the early days of new tech, those products can sound terribly goofy, and they often aim at self-improvement. Take, for example, from 1969, artist Thomas Tadlock’s “Archetron,” a color synthesizer that turned black-and-white signals on a TV into colorful psychedelic imagery. It ended up being sold as a “prophecy, meditation, and healing machine” at a new age center in New York. That product never really caught on; and we tend to remember Tadlock more for his art contribution than a commercial one.

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Islamic State and the Reinvention of Iconoclasm

by Corinna Kirsch on June 1, 2015
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Art gives power to the already-powerful. But when the powerful are dethroned, their art usually comes tumbling down with them. That’s political iconoclasm: the destruction of statues, monuments, and images by those newly in power. Out with the old, in with the new.

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The Terror and Thrill of Potential at Rhizome’s Seven on Seven

by Paddy Johnson on May 6, 2015
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A report on Rhizome’s Seven on Seven conference. More ambitious than ever. Results still a total gamble. Amazing.

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This Week’s Must-see Art Events: Seven on Seven or Sex Terrorists?

by Michael Anthony Farley and Corinna Kirsch on April 27, 2015
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Plenty of events for vampires and sun-lovers alike!

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: So Many Romantic Loners

by The AFC Staff on April 15, 2015
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This week, the art world plays punk teen-fantasy dress-up: feminist CD-ROMs, soap-opera karaoke, protest discussions, and DIY costumes. Whee!

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This Week’s Must-see Art Events: OK Computer

by Katie Waddell on April 7, 2015
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The internet is taking over the world! Virtualism, digital currency, and MindClones are giving the IRL art world a run for its BitCoins. Even if tech-savvy art isn’t your thing, all of these events are a reason to take a much-needed break from your laptop.

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