10 interesting links from around the Web #011

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 body positivity, to David Hockney to Qatar. This is a weekly feature, on every Monday. I hope you enjoy it.

  1. Meet the Tattoo Artists Who Champion Body Positivity
    Young, queer, and non-White tattoo artists are exploring how the artform can complement the body’s natural curves and colors.
  2. Before Retreating From Kherson, Russian Troops Emptied One of Ukraine’s Top Museums of Nearly 15,000 Objects
    They also targeted other cultural venues in the region in recent weeks.
  3. Climate activists in Vienna pour oil over Gustav Klimt painting in Vienna
    Curators at Leopold Museum say that Letzte Generation’s protest against fossil fuel projects left no damage to either the picture or the original frame
  4. David Hockney to launch immersive art show in London in January 2023
    ‘David Hockney: Bigger & Closer (not smaller & further away)’ at the Lightroom in London will use digital projection and audio technology to deliver a journey through Hockney’s world
  5. What Do a Filmmaker, Hedge Fund Manager, and Tech Company Founder Have in Common? They Are All on Gagosian’s Newly Formed Board of Directors
    Snap Inc. founder Evan Spiegel and ‘Lost in Translation’ director Sofia Coppola are among the board’s inaugural members.
  6. A Trove of Drawings by Edie Sedgwick, the Artist and Celebrated Andy Warhol Muse, Is Heading to Auction
    The sale will be held online through RR Auction on November 17
  7. Qatar “turning a blind eye” to abuse of World Cup migrant workers says Amnesty
    Labour abuses are still happening “on a significant scale” in Qatar despite “noticeable improvements” to migrant workers’ conditions ahead of the FIFA 2022 World Cup, says Amnesty International.
  8. Volkswagen unveils drivable office chair that can travel up to 20 kilometres per hour
    Automotive manufacturer Volkswagen has developed a five-wheeled office chair prototype that uses the same technology found in its electric vehicles.
  9. More than 1 billion young people could be at risk of hearing loss, a new study shows
    “It is estimated that 0.67–1.35 billion adolescents and young adults worldwide could be at risk of hearing loss from exposure to unsafe listening practices,” according to the study, which was published in BMJ Journal on Tuesday.
  10. DeviantArt’s New A.I. Generator Angers Artists for Promising—But Failing—to Protect Creator’s Rights
    Hours after rolling out DreamUp, DeviantArt was forced to change its terms of use following backlash from artists.

Image: Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick circa 1965. Photo: Steve Schapiro/Corbis.

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 | 2022-11-22T11:22:02+01:00 November 21st, 2022|Culture, Digital|0 Comments

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