10 interesting links from around the Web #008

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 still another attack on a painting, to several AI news, to the new Twitter management. This is a weekly feature, on every Monday. I hope you enjoy it.

  1. In Germany, climate activists throw mashed potato at most expensive Monet painting sold at auction
    The protestors from Letzte Generation took inspiration from a recent stunt that saw Van Gogh’s Sunflowers doused in soup
  2. A.I. Is Exploding the Illustration World. Here’s How Artists Are Racing to Catch Up
    New tools and new kinds of advocacy are popping up as A.I. art generators upend online creativity.
  3. Half Company designs Halfgrid transport network that combines cable cars with AI
    A network of autonomous cable cars transports people and goods around a city in this concept developed by transport design studio Half Company.
  4. See How the Dutch Collective DRIFT Is Using Illuminated Drones to ‘Rebuild’ the Sagrada Familia, the Colosseum, and Other Landmarks
    The technology also can be used to help architects visualize the impact a new building might have on a cityscape.
  5. I Make Art With A.I. Here’s Why All Artists Need to Stop Worrying and Embrace the Technology
    Creators could have a hand in how the technology develops, directing its use in new mediums.
  6. An Amateur’s Guide to Using AI Image Generators
    Distraught by DALL-E? Mystified by Midjourney? We give you the lowdown on four popular AI platforms.
  7. Rishi Sunak, Britain’s New (and Richest) Prime Minister, Is Also an Art Collector. Here’s a Peek Inside His Quirky Holdings
    The former treasury secretary loves art made out of money.
  8. Is Twitter’s Future Under Elon Musk Filled With NFTs? Its Latest Feature Allows Users to Buy and Sell Crypto Art Via Tweet
    The platform’s new integration may point to where the social media company is headed.
  9. Frances Morris to leave Tate Modern in April after seven years as director
    London museum’s first female chief, who was pivotal in diversifying the collection and programme, departs to pursue curatorial projects related to climate change and Modernism
  10. Six architecture and design events in November from Dezeen Events Guide
    Design Korea, World Architecture Festival and Dubai Design Week are among the architecture and design events featured in Dezeen Events Guide this month.

Photo: Activists from the group Letzte Generation. Courtesy of Letzte Generation

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 | 2022-10-31T19:16:32+01:00 October 31st, 2022|Culture, Digital|0 Comments

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