10 interesting links from around the Web #004

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 to David Bowie to Tracey Emin. This is a weekly feature, on every Monday. I hope you enjoy it.

  1. Olafur Eliasson saturates Palazzo Strozzi in VR, illusion and Renaissance rationality
    In ‘Nel Tuo Tempo’, a major show at Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi, Olafur Eliasson bends perceptions of Renaissance architecture through dazzling site-specific installations
  2. Christie’s launching new platform that will allow for sales to exist fully on the blockchain
    The inaugural sale on Christie’s3.0 will consist of nine NFTs by the artist and activist Diana Sinclair
  3. Belgian museum looks unchanged after €100m restoration—but an entirely new building has been inserted within
    Home to works by Old Masters including Peter Paul Rubens and Jan van Eyck, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp reopens after 11-year makeover
  4. Sussex house combines ultra-low energy consumption with traditional crafts
    BakerBrown Studio’s new house in the south of England sets high standards for low energy consumption
  5. A Trip Through the Many Worlds of David Bowie
    With Moonage Daydream, director Brett Morgen sought to let Bowie’s music and philosophy hit in a whole new way, immersing audiences in an IMAX experience.
  6. With NFT Prices Cratering, Can ‘Phygital’ Art Keep Collectors From Walking Away?
    Could the noted rise of “phygital art—a contested and even loathed term—mark a renaissance for the battered NFT market?
  7. 18-year-old Diana Sinclair is transforming art on the blockchain
    The artist is minting mind-bending NFTs that combine multimedia elements with artificial intelligence and a collective, inclusive spirit
  8. Tracey Emin’s painting Like A Cloud of Blood, offered to support her new artists’ studio complex in Margate
    A searingly personal vision of Emin’s recent experience with cancer, the work will be sold to help fund studio spaces and courses for artists in her home town and ‘make something happen for the future’
  9. The A-Z of NFT: artists and terminology to know
    From avatars and Beeple to Web3 and yield farming, a handy guide to everything crypto in one place — with examples previously sold at Christie’s
  10. Six minimal devices designed to take the stress out of tech
    Six pieces of simple and minimal tech – from a dumb phone to a low-tech laptop, and a radio designed for dementia patients – that promise to counter the impact of information overload and unnecessary feature creep

Image: Still from Moonage Daydream, dir. Brett Morgen (courtesy Neon Films)

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 | 2022-10-10T17:41:33+01:00 October 3rd, 2022|Culture, Digital|0 Comments

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