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    The $100 Project by Elisabeth Smolarz

    Interview with Elisabeth Smolarz

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    Mnemonic City

    Mnemonic City turns international cities into imaginative archeological sites. A group of artists, known as Magma Collective, brings attention to spaces within the city that go beyond the topographical and historical significance. They perform personalized and experimental tasks, such as sleeping on the site and acting out fictional scenarios, to explore what they refer to […]

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    Ports and Ships

    Photos and text by Andrea Frank Here are photographs of cargo vessels that are either anchored in ports or waiting in position to enter their port of call. They are loaded with unknown goods, tightly integrated into a logistical system of mind boggling complexity that answers to pressures of time and related profit. The ship’s […]


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Citizen Science: So Eighteenth Century!

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Pierre Huyghe

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Amazon’s White Patent

AMAZON’S WHITE PATENT by Alexandra Salazar Much to critical chagrin, Amazon was awarded a patent for what has commonly been simplified as “photographs with subjects against a white background.” In actuality, the patent granted to Amazon on March 18, 2014 is for a studio setup method to produce images featuring a seamless, shadow-less white background […]


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The Artist in Academia

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