4.2 billion is the figure that represents how many times people press the button “like” on Instagram each day. The social media platform’s impact on every sphere of our society is huge and art is no exception. Instagram is often seen as the prime social media for narcissism, but in art, researchers have demonstrated the numerous positive aspects of the site. The social network changes how we interact with art and even shapes our visits to museums, but it is not a bad thing. In fact, institutions are now promoting their exhibits on social media. And why not when this technology can reach a broader audience and can give everyone the possibility to access art easily? A study led by Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art showed that people shared posts where they were immersi
Researchers at Cornell designed a robot capable of making its own decisions. If you need to grab something from a shelf, what do you do? Maybe you reach your arm up and grab what you need, or perhaps you need a bit of a booster, so you grab something to stand on. Without thinking, you make a decision on how to solve the problem facing you, even if it requires some adjustment on your behalf. Now, for the first time, robots can do the same. Scientists at Cornell University have developed a self-configuring modular robot — a robot capable of reassembling itself from its different parts, and capable of making its own decisions when faced with tasks in different environments. Researchers built a library into the robot, giving it 57 different types of way it could rearrange it
Until January 20th, 2019 “The Clock” by Christian Marclay will be on show at Tate Modern. The movie, which first came out in 2010, is a 24-hour video installation on the big screen. Challenging the concept of the “unreality” of time usually given by the cinema. Marclay’s artwork is made out of hundreds of movie scenes in which the current time is either told in the dialogues or showed on a clock. The time you see on screen is synchronised with real time. Achieving this outcome took years of research and montage.“The Clock,” for which Marclay was awarded the Golden Lion at 2011 Venice festival, is at Tate Modern for the first time. More than a movie, though, I would argue it is an actual experience. Typically, when you go to the movies, you start from the assumption that you will be told
Ahead of the United States midterm elections which are to be held on 6th November, Kanye West has designed merchandise for Blexit - a campaign led by social media star Candace Owens. The campaign plans to encourage black Americans to quit support for the US Democratic Party. Revealed at the Young Black Leadership Summit earlier this week which was organised by a conservative group Turning Point USA, of which Owens acts as director of communications. The logo shows human figures appearing to form letters spelling out Blexit, as well as We Free on the shirts and hats. These designs created by West are still available to purchase online. Donations and an application to join the campaign can also be found on the website as well. Owens who flew along with Kanye and Kim to their recent tri...