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Dumb Video

Happy Valentine’s Day! As a count-down to Valentines Day, we are featuring 1 dumb video per day for the next four days by a group of artists collectively known as DUMB Video.  

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Citizen Science: So Eighteenth Century!

Growing up in Hawaii, I dreamed of becoming an ecologist at Lake Baikal in Russia or an archaeologist in Tanzania. I had maps of Africa on my bedroom wall, and I always expected I’d someday venture to the places pictured in them. But because, as an undergraduate, I chose to major in English instead of […]

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Pierre Huyghe

      Pierre Huyghe The Artist’s Institute, New York City By Lucia Hinojosa Images Courtesy of The Artist’s Institute “How can these voluntary omissions be explained?”- Jorge Luis Borges (From Pierre Huyghe’s selection of The Garden of Forking Paths)         Whenever decentered models of thought challenge human consciousness, an external structure […]

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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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Intimacy v Interwebz

Intimacy v Interwebz by Taylor Mazza Before the Internet graced the desks—and then the laps, and the palms—of the general public, “intimacy” was a fairly straightforward term. The level of closeness between the constituents of any given twosome was formerly measured in terms of “the level of commitment and positive affective, and the physical and […]