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06.04.15 Liam Mathews

A study by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction studied drug levels in wastewater in 50 European cities, the Guardian reports. They found that London’s sewage has the highest concentration of cocaine, at a daily average of 737 milligrams per 1,000 people in 2014. Amsterdam had the second highest concentration, and outstripped […]

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03.24.15 Bucky Turco

Hailing from Devon, but based out of London, Stuart “Slinkachu” Pantoll takes photographs of tiny figurines that he installs in site-specific settings. In a previous interview with ANIMAL, the artist and photographer said that he sources the miniature characters from model train sets and then customizes them. He recently unveiled an exhibit of new work […]

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12.29.14 Prachi Gupta

That stream of drunken tweets you and your friends send at night may be good for something aside from eye-rolls and inside jokes. According to siblings Enrique and Vanessa Frías-Martínez, two Spanish computer science researchers, geolocalized tweets could be used to urban planning and land use. In a study published in Engineering Applications of Artificial […]

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12.08.14 Prachi Gupta

While the beleaguered U.S. Postal Service will be opening on Sundays to accommodate holiday shippers, a post office in London is trying a different tactic: opening up a 3D printing station. Motherboard reports that the U.K.’s privatized postal service Royal Mail is now selling 3D printed products at one test site, offering customers the opportunity […]

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10.09.14 Rhett Jones

Damien Hirst has a show of new work up in London that’s comprised entirely of giant pills. If that sounds like you’ve heard it before, it’s probably because he’s known for doing pill cabinet sculptures as much as he’s known for dead animals in formaldehyde and making colored spots. But these are BIG pills. Those were LITTLE […]

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07.31.14 Bucky Turco

London graffiti legend ROBBO has passed away. In 2011, the 40-something artist suffered a traumatic brain injury and was put into a medically induced coma by doctors. We’re told he was taken off life support earlier today. His supporters, dubbed Team ROBBO, posted a brief statement on their website: It’s with very great sadness that […]

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Bucky Turco

In May of 2013, London-based artist Mobstr stenciled a wall alongside some existing graffiti in Hackney Wick that read: “No. of days graffiti remains.” He then tallied the results with hashmarks representing each day the word “Rats” endured. As it turns out, no one ever came to buff the work. It lasted over a year […]

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07.29.14 Marina Galperina

“Disobedient Objects” is the first exhibition of its kind to focus on the role of objects in social movements. Currently on view in London, the show addresses the drive of “design ingenuity and collective creativity” motivated by activism, defying “standard definitions of art and design.” From a Suffragette tea service to protest robots, this exhibition […]

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07.02.14 Marina Galperina

Box Sized DIE  is a public installation in a London banking district by Portuguese artist João Onofre. It’s a soundproofed, airtight black box. Inside, UK band Unfathomable Ruination will be playing death metal until they run out of oxygen, every day for most of July, starting on Sunday. The installation is part of the Sculpture In The City public […]

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06.12.14 Sophie Weiner

In 1980’s London, Bob Mazzer worked as a projectionist in a porn theater. He began photographing scenes on his commute to and from work. These photos of everyday life are now artifacts of a unique cultural era. “Every day I travelled to King’s Cross and back. Coming home late at night, it was like a […]

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