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The Secret Life of Robots… is Actually More Normal Than You’d Expect

Monday 03.24.2014 , Posted by
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I know, I know… we’ve all grown up thinking robots are SOooo cool. They’re always shooting laser beams out of their eyes or “transforming” into fast cars. But do you want to know a secret? According to artist Toby Fraley, they’re a lot like us. His latest solo show The Secret Life of Robots features a host of normal robots going about their often hilariously mundane lives. [Read more...]

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Cradle of Mir: Interview with Burning Man Art Crew from Russia

Monday 10.14.2013 , Posted by

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This year at Burning Man, there were over 350 registered art installations. One of the largest examples on the Playa was called the Cradle of Mir. It was constructed by a large crew consisting of artists, engineers, producers and enthusiasts with extensive experience organizing and participating in different Russian festivals, most broadly involved in “Pustye Holmi” (translated literally as Empty Hills), the festival of art, music and endless creativity. [Read more...]

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1,000,000 Bones Come to DC to Represent Genocide

Friday 06.14.2013 , Posted by

The One Million Bones installation on the National Mall in Washington DC, USA.

Throughout human history there have been atrocities – occurrences that are hard to retell, but need to be. In just the past 100 years there have been genocides in countries such as Guatemala, Sudan, Burma and Somalia. And while the perpetrators of the killings sometimes come to justice, sometimes they do not. After millions of people have died innocently, that simply is not acceptable in the world of today. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #450 > Imaginatively Intricate Installations

Thursday 06.06.2013 , Posted by

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The Dream Swing at Burning Man is Looking for Support

Tuesday 05.28.2013 , Posted by

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Last year well known artistic welder Joe Beal had a dream. In his dream he imagined a heart with 4 arches shooting below to stand it up, while in the center a love swing hung from the bottom lit up in hot pink. Upon waking up, Joe knew what he had to do: build it and share it with the world. He got to work in his welding studio and with support from friends he created what became to be known as the “Dream Swing.” Happily, it was installed at a place where many people could interact and see it: The Burning Man gathering in the Nevada desert. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #431 > Be My Rock: Art Installations

Wednesday 05.01.2013 , Posted by

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Mechanical Buddhas Bring Motion into Harmony

Wednesday 05.01.2013 , Posted by

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In the land of South Korea resides an artist by the name of Wang Zi Won – a man who is busy constructing mechanical figures of the Buddha. Interested in the relationship between man, science and technology, Wang hopes that the future holds a positive harmony between humans and technology… something he tries to bring forth in his Buddhas. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #401 > Let Art Grow: Mixed Media

Wednesday 03.20.2013 , Posted by

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Bringing Iconic London to Burning Man 2013

Tuesday 03.19.2013 , Posted by

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It’s less than six months until Burning Man begins, so the large scale art installations and their creators are beginning to surface, making their needs for support known. Each year, hundreds of unique art installations are displayed at Black Rock City, the temporary community of 50,000-plus people that attend Burning Man every Summer. Large, medium or small, there are all sorts of amazing art projects that are brought to the gathering each year. One large scale project titled “London BRC” is beginning its campaign for support and it looks to be an amazing project if it can be made a reality. [Read more...]

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Tree Roots as Art Installation

Friday 02.22.2013 , Posted by

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Yes, those are tree roots hanging from the top of the ceiling. They are there as part of an ongoing exhibit called “Secret Gardens” at the TENT Gallery in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The artist, Giuseppe Licari, brought the trees to show an underworld many don’t get to contemplate much. [Read more...]

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