10 interesting links from around the Web #001

As the tagline on my website states, I move “Somewhere at the intersection of Digital and Culture”. I subscribe to more newsletters than I care to count or reveal. From that daily browsing and reading time, I started selecting ten links that I find interesting both in the cultural and digital realms. As you will see, the subjects vary from the inevitable issue of Queen Elisabeth II death, to NFT, to hackers, to Instagram. This will be a weekly feature, on every Monday. I hope you enjoy it.

  1. Most Tennis Players at the U.S. Open Are Sponsored by Sports Brands. Chinese Champ Wu Yibing Is Sponsored by an Art Museum
    In the third round of the U.S. Open, Wu sported a medallion based on an artwork by Xu Lei and created by the X Museum.
  2. Olafur Eliasson launches a virtual reality work and NFT commissioned by MetaKovan—the man who paid $69.3m for ‘that’ Beeple
    The Icelandic-Danish artist talks exclusively to The Art Newspaper about his viewer-first approach to his work Your view matter, which is available to all in AR and VR
  3. University of Virginia 3D-prints living soil walls that sprout greenery
    University of Virginia researchers have invented a method of 3D printing with seed-impregnated soil, which could be used to create walls and roofs teeming with plant life.
  4. Draghi Discussed Eni, GSE Hacks With Top Officials Thursday
    Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi discussed hacker attacks on oil giant Eni SpA and other energy companies with senior officials at a high-level security meeting Thursday, according to people familiar with the matter.
  5. Obamas’ White House portraits unveiled
    Commissioned while Obama was still in office, the portraits would traditionally have been unveiled during the Trump administration, but no such ceremony was ever organised
  6. Apple’s Killing the Password. Here’s Everything You Need to Know
    With iOS 16 and macOS Ventura, Apple is introducing passkeys—a more convenient and secure alternative to passwords.
  7. Obituary: Queen Elizabeth II
    The long reign of Queen Elizabeth II was marked by her strong sense of duty and her determination to dedicate her life to her throne and to her people.
  8. Queen Elizabeth II, proprietor in trust of one of the world’s greatest art collections, has died, aged 96
    Britain’s longest-serving monarch died at Balmoral, her private estate in Aberdeenshire. During her reign she oversaw the opening up of the Royal Collection to the public and to art history
  9. Eleven Burning Man 2022 installations that showcase deep-desert design
    A bulbous sculpture by architects Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange, an ornate temple and a walkway made of recycled ocean plastic were featured at the annual Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert of western Nevada.
  10. Instagram Will Test a ‘Repost’ Feature
    Instagram will be testing a “repost” feature that would allow users to share other people’s posts in their own feeds.

If, during your travels through the Wild Wild Web you find a link that catches your attention, let me know. I’ll take a look and, if I also find it interesting, it will make the following week’s list.

Image: Burning Man Festival, by Jane Hu

By | 2022-09-12T09:13:41+01:00 September 12th, 2022|Culture, Digital|0 Comments

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