AFC’s finished for the week, but we thought ahead to bestow upon you some more content, our favorite video from this week’s blogging. Tune in every Saturday…
It’s a doge on a turtle. How did this doge get on a turtle? Does it like being on a turtle? Is turtle-riding a hobby for doge? With only six seconds to this video, we may never find out the answers to those questions.
The most popular comment on Gawker’s vine from space report is a theory about butt plugs. [Gawker]
Today’s Google doodle is designed by an 11 year old from New York. [BetaBeat]
Christie’s is offering up Vermeer’s 1655 “Saint Praxedis”, one of only two of his works in private hands. Vermeer made a total of 34 paintings in his lifetime. The piece is valued at £6-8 million, which compared to say, Andy Warhol’s “Silver Car Crash” painting that went for $109 Million last year at Sotheby’s and well, you may end up scratching your head. [via: @kellycrow]
In case you missed this: A collector Q&A with the New Criterion’s James Panero. [Supreme Fiction]
A computer successfully convince 33 percent of the judges at the University of Reading that it was a 13 year old boy, thus passing the Turing Test. It was the 60th anniversary of Turing’s death. [Gawker]
Humans have spent more time watching Gangnum Style than they have writing all of Wikipedia. Is comparing apples to oranges? Dylan Matthews thinks so; we make things so people can spend more time enjoying and using these things. Matthews cites Stonehenge and The London Olympic Park as examples. [Vox]
A great moment in Vine has occurred. Last night we went to famed filmmaker Jonas Mekas’ opening at Microscope Gallery and asked him to shoot his first Vine ever for us. Most Vines look like Jonas Mekas movies to begin with, so we figured why not go to the source? Best moment not caught on Vine: watching Mekas’s eyes light up as he learned what Vine is and what he could do with it.
A blog and potential resource for President and canine painter George Bush. [Dog Art Today]
Hilarious! The L.A. MOCA drama told in GIFs. [C-Monstah]
A new art(ish) blog based in Copenhagen launches with reviews of international shows and the odd interview and news item. Not a lot of critical perspective here, but a reasonable start. [Recent Future Archive]
MOCA is close to working out a five-year agreement with The National Gallery in DC, which will include collaborating on programming and research and exhibitions. This might help ward off the LACMA merger. [NYTimes]
If you’re in Europe, nobody’s going to stop you from watching porn on your computer. It’s porn IRL that’ll get you in trouble. [Mashable]
Guggenheim Museum Director Richard Armstrong writes a letter to Hyperallergic’s Senior Editors Kyle Chayka and Jillian Steinhauer in response to “When Artspeak Means Oppression” penned last week by contributor Mostafa Heddaya. In that piece, Heddaya calls out the Guggenheim for not paying much attention to human rights abuses in the United Arab Emirates where they’re currently building Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. [Hyperallergic]
The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) announced last week that the museum will be laying off 21 people (11 percent of its staff). Why are they doing this? Tyler Green takes a look at their rationale and finds it inconsistent with museum management practices. Consider this your must-read article for the day. [Modern Art Notes]
My tits are so going to win Animal New York’s Very Short Film Festival. In honor of all those kids taking their tops off on Vine, the latest “it” app that allows users to easily shoot and share six second video clips, Animal New York is doing something special: offering a hundred bucks to anyone who can woo them.