10 interesting links from around the Web #003

From my daily browsing and reading time, I selected ten links that I found interesting both in the cultural and digital realms (and at their intersection). As you will see, the subjects vary from NFTs and AI to TikTok and Lil Nas X. This is a weekly feature, on every Monday. I hope you enjoy it.

  1. What I Buy and Why: Digital Art Star Trevor Jones on the ‘Trad’ Artists He Collects, and How He Uses the Latest Tech to Display NFTs
    We caught up with the artist ahead of an exclusive party he’s throwing for his collectors in a Scottish castle.
  2. Meet Judy Schmidt, the ‘Citizen Scientist’ Turning Webb Telescope Data Into Stunning Images
    And see some of the stunningly detailed new imagery of our cosmos she and other researchers helped create.
  3. Jenny Holzer projection takes over Rockefeller Center in support of freedom of expression
    The renowned conceptual artist’s latest public art piece, a collaboration with PEN America, comes after after shocking attacks on authors and journalists in the US
  4. This Uncensored AI Art Tool Can Generate Fantasies—and Nightmares
    Open source project Stable Diffusion allows anyone to conjure images with algorithms, but some fear it will be used to create unethical horrors.
  5. London Design Festival 2022: explore the city through design
    Discover London Design Festival 2022 (17 – 25 September), including an installation of public seating by Sabine Marcelis that encourages people to use public space and exhibitions across the city’s districts
  6. Artist Ian Cheng explores the technological and aesthetic potential of AI
    In Berlin’s cavernous Halle am Berghain, New York-based artist Ian Cheng plunges viewers into an immersive world of AI and existential anime in ‘Life After BOB’
  7. Social-Media Star ‘Jerry Gogosian’ Curated a Sotheby’s Sale Based Entirely on Instagram’s Algorithmic Suggestions
    The sale includes works by Marc Quinn, Sarah Thibault, and other artists.
  8. See You Later, Darth Vader? George Lucas’s Narrative Art Museum Is Delayed to 2025, But the Collection Continues to Grow
    The museum’s 2022 acquisitions include contemporary works by Chitra Ganesh, Laura Aguilar, and Jaime Hernandez.
  9. How TikTok Has Bent Its Rules For Its Top Creators
    Content from accounts with more than 5 million followers has been routed through a designated, “more lenient” content moderation system, according to audio of internal meetings from fall 2021.
  10. Lil Nas X Is the Anti-Troll
    The one-time Barb deals with hecklers and homophobes with the cunning of a true internet native. This week, he bought them pizza.

Photograph: Catherine Powell/Getty Images

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.

By | 2022-10-10T17:41:59+01:00 September 26th, 2022|Culture, Digital|0 Comments

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