10 interesting links from around the Web #007

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 an attack on a Van Gogh painting, to Yayoi Kusama, to video games. This is a weekly feature, on every Monday. I hope you enjoy it.

  1. Would It Ever Be OK To Destroy Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’?
    Art is implicated in the climate disaster whether it wants to be or not
  2. Digital Art Entrepreneur May Xue Tells Us About Her Routines for Success and the Artists She Thinks Are Set to Break Big
    We asked the Outland co-founder about the things she values most—in art and in life.
  3. Yayoi Kusama and Kiki Smith to create giant mosaics for new Manhattan train station
    The 700,000 sq. ft Grand Central Madison, being built beneath Grand Central Terminal, will be home to permanent installations by the renowned artists
  4. How Accurate Is the New ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Video Game’s Picture of 9th-Century Baghdad? Not Very, Archaeologists Say
    A video game expert and archaeologist worries the lack of published research on the Islamic Golden Age available to developers will limit the historical faithfulness of “Mirage”.
  5. How Sci-Fi Changed Who Gets to Go to Space
    From Buck Rogers to Star Trek, fictional views of astronauts have evolved dramatically—and real-world space travel reflects that cultural shift.
  6. Pharrell Williams launches digital-first auction platform Joopiter
    Pharrell Williams curates pieces from his personal collection to mark the launch of auction platform Joopiter
  7. The Point is to Change It
    Trump’s trashing of the Paris Climate Accord makes it clear: we can’t be satisfied with art about the political, art must change it
  8. Tracey Emin donates brain sculpture for Parkinson’s UK auction
    An exhibition open to the public in London’s Piccadilly will bring together the art from top UK artists before the works go under the hammer at Christie’s
  9. 10 Danish designs made from new technologies and traditional crafts
    As part of our Dezeen x The Mindcraft Project 2022 collaboration, we’ve rounded up the work of 10 Danish designers, including three-dimensional knitted objects and a sculpture coloured by pigments made from found materials.
  10. Mitsubishi Jisho Design completes “Japan’s first hybrid timber high-rise hotel”
    Architecture studio Mitsubishi Jisho Design has completed an 11-storey hybrid timber hotel in Sapporo, Japan, that was designed to use as much local timber and as little concrete as possible.

Photo: A Yayoi Kusama Infinity Room. By Danny Lines

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 | 2022-10-24T09:47:04+01:00 October 24th, 2022|Culture, Digital|0 Comments

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