10 interesting links from around the Web #029

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 the return of objects from colonial contexts, to the Venice Biennale, to a new AI projector, not forgetting the Pope addressing creators from all over the world.

  1. Austrian government to propose law on returning museum objects acquired in a colonial context
    Calling out the injustice of colonialism and following it up with “serious debate and concrete actions” is Austria’s responsibility, says culture secretary
  2. “World’s largest wooden city” set to be built in Stockholm
    Scandinavian studios Henning Larsen and White Arkitekter are designing Stockholm Wood City, which will become the world’s largest mass-timber development and have the “serenity of a forest”.
  3. The Venice Biennale Has Announced the Highly Anticipated Curatorial Theme of Its 2024 Art Exhibition
    The show’s first-ever Latin American curator has revealed the concept of his upcoming edition.
  4. Yale’s Vast Collection of Millions of Artworks and Objects Is Now Searchable Online. Here Are 7 of the University’s Greatest Treasures
    Lux allows users to search across 17 million objects from the Yale University Art Gallery to the Yale Center for British Art.
  5. Elisabetta Sirani Painted in Public to Prove Her Work Was Her Own. Here’s How She Became a 17th-Century Star—and Why She’s Being Remembered Now
    The University of Melbourne scholar Adelina Modesti has written an illuminating biography of the artist, coming out this month.
  6. Humane Will Begin Taking Orders For Its Wearable AI Projector ‘Later This Year’ (image)
    Humane captured everyone’s imagination in April with the first demonstration of its futuristic wearable AI projector.
  7. Pope Francis to the world’s creatives: ‘You have the ability to dream new versions of the world’
    Pope Francis addressed creatives during a special event at the Sistine Chapel on 23 June 2023
  8. Researchers propose Saudis turn The Line into The Circle to improve mobility
    Complexity Science Hub Vienna researchers Rafael Prieto-Curiel and Daniel Kondor have calculated the mobility issues that The Line linear city in Saudi Arabia is likely to experience.
  9. Spain’s most ambitious museum project in decades unites royal collection in Madrid
    Some are concerned that the new Royal Collections Gallery will be a blow to cultural tourism in the regions where a number of the works previously resided
  10. Allbirds creates “world’s first net-zero carbon shoe” using regenerative wool
    At the Global Fashion Summit in Copenhagen, Allbirds has unveiled a woolly sock-style trainer with a bioplastic sole that effectively adds zero emissions to the atmosphere over the course of its life, the shoe brand claims.

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 | 2023-06-28T14:50:28+01:00 June 28th, 2023|Culture, Digital|0 Comments

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