Tag: art

littleBits launches more accessible $40 ‘Hall of Fame’ kits

littleBits kits are a great way to teach kids how to build their own toys and electronics, but they’re not exactly cheap. The Star Wars Droid inventor set, for instance, will set buyers back $100, while others could cost as much as $300. Now, ……


A machine literally shocks you into taking ‘good’ photos

Machines are getting excellent at recognizing images, and they’re even pretty good at rating them. So, why do you even need humans to take the photos in the first place? Designer and artist Peter Buczkowski took that question in a dark, amusin……


Google removes ‘View Image’ button from image search

Say goodbye to the “View Image” link in Google Images. Google announced a few changes to its image search today, one of which being the removal of its option to check out an image without visiting the site that hosts it. It might be a bummer f……


Schwarzenegger joins the sequel for internet cult classic ‘Kung Fury’

David Sandberg’s instant cult classic, Kung Fury is not only getting a full-length sequel, it’s attracting big-name stars to the action comedy set in 1980’s Miami. Today, the former Terminator and California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger join……


‘Black Panther’ proves why Afrofuturism matters

Black Panther is groundbreaking on every level. It’s a superhero film that’s smarter and more meaningful than anything from Marvel yet. It’s a blockbuster action movie written, directed by and starring black artists. And, Black Panther also ha……


3Doodler’s new kits help kids make robotic bugs and dinosaurs

3Doodler’s safer, cuter 3D-printing pen for kids called Start can already bring their imagination to life. But these new sets can help them get used to drawing objects if they’re just starting out and take their creations to the next level. Th……


Korg Konnect: A smart amp for small audiences

For large gatherings, PA systems keep you from just yelling at a group of people to share your message. For musicians, a PA is necessary to amplify your voice and instrument to an audience. On the surface, Korg’s Konnect PA speaker does pretty……


‘Assassin’s Creed Origins’ virtual tours can actually teach history

The Assassin’s Creed series is known for its vast and richly detailed historical environments, and well… lots of murder. What you might not realize is just how much work goes into making these virtual windows into the past somewhat realistic……


Technology as racial exploitation in ‘Black Gooey Universe’

Art is often about making you look at regular, day-to-day objects in ways you haven’t before. Artist and UNBAG co-founder American Artist has certainly done that with Black Gooey Universe, showing at Brooklyn’s HOUSING studio until February 16……


The ‘Spire’ portable recording studio is all about spontaneity

Inspiration hits you at weird times — usually when you’re in the shower or about to fall asleep. Basically, moments when you have very little chance of putting it down on paper or recording it. The $350 portable Spire Studio from iZotope prob……