10 interesting links from around the Web #006

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 lots of Artificial Intelligence to Barbie dolls to Damien Hirst. This is a weekly feature, on every Monday. I hope you enjoy it.

  1. ‘It Always Comes Back to My Own Embodiment’: Watch Artist Rachel Rossin Merge Plexiglas Molds of Her Body With Digital Painting
    As part of a collaboration with Art21, hear news-making artists describe their inspirations in their own words.
  2. AI robot Ai-Da is about to make history giving evidence to a House of Lords inquiry
    Ai-Da Robot has made headlines painting everyone from the Queen to Billie Eilish and Paul McCartney. Now, she is set to answer questions at the House of Lords during an inquiry into tech and creativity. It’s a “real moment in history”, as creator Aidan Meller tells Sky News.
  3. Damien Hirst Just Burned Millions of Dollars Worth of His Art in Front of Gleeful Onlookers. Here’s What His Collectors Had to Say About It
    We braved the furnace flames so you didn’t have to.
  4. Kasmin Has Teamed Up With Mattel for a Pop-Up Launching Artist Mark Ryden’s New Line of Macabre-Pop Barbie Dolls
    The toys will be unveiled alongside new Ryden artworks in a Los Angeles pop-up show next month.
  5. Supreme Court weighs just how much great artists can steal in case about Warhol
    It’s mulling how far “fair use” can go.
  6. Andreas Angelidakis fills Espace Niemeyer with “soft ruins”
    Greek artist Andreas Angelidakis has scattered soft, digitally-printed temple ruins around the Espace Niemeyer in Paris for his Center for the Critical Appreciation of Antiquity exhibition.
  7. Guantánamo Detainees Ask Biden to Free Their Art
    Eight former and current detainees are petitioning the president to end a Trump-era restriction that bars artwork from leaving the military prison.
  8. Van Gogh’s Sunflowers covered in tomato soup by eco activists
    The environmental group Just Stop Oil says it attacked the painting in response to the UK government’s inaction on the cost-of-living and climate crises
  9. Photographer Creates AI Girlfriend to Stave Off Nosy Relatives
    Unmesh Dinda from PiXimperfect has displayed the awesome power of artificially intelligent (AI) photo editing by creating a girlfriend that doesn’t exist.
  10. Brian Eno on Why He Wrote a Climate Album With Deepfake Birdsongs
    The ambient music pioneer is back with ForeverAndEverNoMore, an album that wants to get you in touch with your climate emergency feelings.

Image: Mark Ryden, Pink Pop Barbie (2021). Courtesy of Kasmin Gallery.

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 | 2022-10-16T21:00:13+01:00 October 17th, 2022|Culture, Digital|0 Comments

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