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The Dumbo Arts Festival Wants to Fulfill Your Superman Fantasies

Peter Molyneux on Curiosity: "This is the most amazing experience I've ever had"

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The veteran designer talks to us about the cube game that's got everyone tapping away on their touchscreens in search of a hidden 'life changing' prizeOf course, it could all be a brilliant, self-referential prank. Peter Molyneux, the game designer famed for over-promising on his projects, promising a life-changing prize...
Peter Molyneux on Curiosity: "This is the most amazing experience I've ever had"

The de/Rastra oscillographic synthesizer will make you wish you hadn't tossed out that old TV set

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You know the old saying: one man's trash is another man's oscillographic synthesizer. The de/Rastra project from Kyle Evans takes an old CRT set and turns it into an audio / visual work of art, courtesy of four force sensing resistors, an accelerometer and several switches. Evans's goal with...
The de/Rastra oscillographic synthesizer will make you wish you hadn't tossed out that old TV set

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen just sold this abstract painting for $43.8 million

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Paul Allen just sold this painting “Onement VI” at Sotheby’s for $43.8 million. Via Wikipedia. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen — one of the richest men in the world — must have a pretty good eye for investing in art. Allen sold the above 1953 abstract painting by American abstract artist Barnett...
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen just sold this abstract painting for $43.8 million

Turn Photos Into Art with the iPad

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Turn Photos Into Art with the iPad is a post from Chris PirilloPhoto Brush is a very cool app that’s been available for the iPhone and iPod Touch for a while now. The app allows you to easily apply sharp text and fun, bold brush designs in unique combinations. Once...
Turn Photos Into Art with the iPad

Steve Ballmer's Windows 8 rig measures 80 inches, so... does that do anything for ya?

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To all the executives out there, consider what you have hanging on the walls of your office. Perhaps it's a fine work of art -- maybe even an original -- but it most certainly isn't an 80-inch Windows 8 computer. That curious distinction belongs to Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer,...
Steve Ballmer's Windows 8 rig measures 80 inches, so... does that do anything for ya?

The Met's new web series explores art in 100 2-minute videos

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art has launched a year-long web series, 82nd & Fifth, that lets the museum’s curators talk about “100 works of art that changed the way they see the world.” There will be 100 episodes, each two minutes long and posted two at a time on Wednesdays...
The Met's new web series explores art in 100 2-minute videos
Snapjoy Prepares For Full Launch, Adds Brilliant "Copy" Feature To Its Photo Offering

How to Look at Art Through Apps

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"Images were first made to conjure up the appearance of something that was absent," writes John Berger in his seminal publication Ways of Seeing. "Gradually it became evident that an image could outlast what it represented." On the Internet, where variations on the Hey Girl meme live and die, Nicki...
How to Look at Art Through Apps

Taking a minute to enjoy some art on World Art Day

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Today is World Art Day and it's around two years since we launched Google Art Project. In honour of this and all our partners, large and small, traditional and modern, let’s take a quick look at how people are interacting with art online. The Internet brings paintings to life and...
Taking a minute to enjoy some art on World Art Day

Arts and entertainment take the stage at our most recent Big Tent

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What happens when you bring together the head of the Metropolitan Opera, YouTube creators, Comedy Central and Justin Bieber’s manager to discuss the Internet’s impact on arts and culture? In partnership with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, our Big Tent in New York City, held this week,...
Arts and entertainment take the stage at our most recent Big Tent

10 Things I Love And Hate About Google's New Chromebook Pixel Laptop (GOOG)

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Google's new Chromebook is an awesome looking laptop. I've been using it for the past few days and I'm really enjoying the experience. The Pixel is a great device to have while you're watching TV sitting on the couch, or whenever you need to casually browse the internet. I've played...
10 Things I Love And Hate About Google's New Chromebook Pixel Laptop (GOOG)

Amanda Palmer Details How All That Kickstarter Money Is Being Spent

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Back at Midem, I did a presentation talking about the importance of being more open, human and awesome is a key component to standing out against the (growing) competition these days. I used the example of Louis CK, but Amanda Palmer would be just as good. After all, her Kickstarter...
Amanda Palmer Details How All That Kickstarter Money Is Being Spent

Earth, Too, Is Just a Little More Beautiful When It's Photoshopped

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A time-lapse view of an air-brushed planet Every frame in the video above is a photograph taken from the International Space Station, at night, by astronauts. Knate Myers, a photographer who specializes in astro- and time-timelapse photography, compiled those images together into a moving video of the world at night,...
Earth, Too, Is Just a Little More Beautiful When It's Photoshopped
Dear Oracle, the Java APIs Are Not A Work of Art

Samsung: The new iPad is no work of art

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In an e-mail sent to the media, Samsung declares that its Galaxy Note is far better at creating than is the new iPad. Why didn't Samsung make a huge Apple-bashing ad, though? [Read more]...
Samsung: The new iPad is no work of art

If Tetris was made into a movie, this would be its trailer [video]

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We love all things geeky here at The Net Web, including the amazing game from our childhoods, TETRIS. I don’t have many words to add to this amazing work of art below. Have a watch and enjoy: By the way, have you visited the Tetris website lately? It’s kind of...
If Tetris was made into a movie, this would be its trailer [video]

dbreunig: If nothing else, you have to respect the boldness of...

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dbreunig: If nothing else, you have to respect the boldness of Will.i.am's C.4. Like a Kubrick film, a Jobs device, or the Homer the C.4 could only be created by a personality unhindered by any social, cultural, or financial restrictions. The conception and design of the C.4 took place...
dbreunig: If nothing else, you have to respect the boldness of...

This $150,000 Mechanical Watch Is Really A Weather Station

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Sensor-laden watches that electronically measure the temperature, barometric pressure, and magnetic north are fairly cheap. A nice Casio can be had for about $200. But if you’re one of those high-tech, post-IPO types that wants to feel like Phileas Fogg for a minute or two each day, you can...
This $150,000 Mechanical Watch Is Really A Weather Station

Are You a Hello Kitty Fan?

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Are You a Hello Kitty Fan? is a post from Chris PirilloCats and kittens are cute, don’t get me wrong. I just don’t “get” the whole Hello Kitty phenomenon, though. Is it because I’m a man? I understand that Hello Kitty is a wildly popular little cartoon creature. I get...
Are You a Hello Kitty Fan?

Tunetrace for iOS turns your drawings into music to show the fun side of coding

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Have you ever wondered what your drawings would sound like if someone was to ever dream up a way of making that possible? Well, researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, have made that a reality courtesy of Tunetrace, a quirky new iOS app it hopes will show budding coders...
Tunetrace for iOS turns your drawings into music to show the fun side of coding
'No Longer Art' exhibition re-examines the worth of damaged works

This book contains the first Google image result for every word in the dictionary

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Created by artists Felix Heyes and Ben West, Google – “a 1240 page behemoth of JPGs, GIFs and PNGs in alphabetical order,” as described by Creative Applications, is the kind of book that every geek should have on his or her coffee table. It’s a compilation of every single Google Image result for...
This book contains the first Google image result for every word in the dictionary

@ Symbol Acquired by Museum of Modern Art

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The @ symbol has been added to the prestigious collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art, the organization announced today. Unlike some other ephemera, the Museum didn't pay a penny for the symbol, nor will it claim exclusive rights to its use. "It might be the only truly free--albeit...
@ Symbol Acquired by Museum of Modern Art

9-gigapixel image of the Milky Way reminds us just how small we truly are

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but this just leaves us speechless. Pictured above is a compressed 108,500 x 81,500 pixel image of 84 million stars across central parts of the Milky Way. Taken by the VISTA survey telescope at the ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile,...
9-gigapixel image of the Milky Way reminds us just how small we truly are

The NOFAN CR-95C: a fanless copper CPU cooler for your next-gen build

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Interesting times to be shopping around for a processor, but what about a new cooler to go with it? This unassuming little work of art is the copper special edition of the NOFAN CR-95C, which is rated to cool CPUs of up to 100W TDP without the need for...
The NOFAN CR-95C: a fanless copper CPU cooler for your next-gen build

How these geeks pulled off one truly amazing light show at CenturyLink Field

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What happens when you turn a bunch of photographers, artists and sports geeks loose on a pro football and soccer stadium? Well, just take a look at the absolutely amazing “Midnight Lights” video created by Bodega Studios, a video in which CenturyLink Field is transformed into a massive work...
How these geeks pulled off one truly amazing light show at CenturyLink Field

Watch Starry Night come to life in this mind-blowing interactive animation

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In what I can only describe as perhaps the most impressive application of openFrameworks I have ever seen, Petros Vrellis‘s interactive animation of Starry Night will surely blow your mind. Just when I thought that everything has been done, something like this pops up and knocks me off my pessimistic high-horse. As you...
Watch Starry Night come to life in this mind-blowing interactive animation

Birchbox, Warby Parker co-founders to speak at RoadMap

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When a company can craft an annual report that looks like a work of art, you know it has design in its DNA.  And when a startup spawns a crop of clones that barely bother to change their names, you know it’s making a mark. Eyewear maker Warby Parker and...
Birchbox, Warby Parker co-founders to speak at RoadMap

To the Moon - review

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PC, Lace Mamba, cert: 12, out nowAn old man named Johnny lies dying. His last wish, for reasons unknown, is to visit the moon. Playing as two doctors from the mysterious Sigmund Corporation, you enter his mind and wander through his thoughts, uncovering the secrets of his life and, eventually,...
To the Moon - review
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