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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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For his latest piece, Spanish urban intervention artist SpY installed 150 nonfunctional surveillance cameras on a nondescript wall in Madrid. The work, titled CAMERAS, is a monolithic reminder that you’re always being watched, no matter where you are, and there’s something aesthetically satisfying about its symmetry and repetition as well. SpY wouldn’t say where exactly the […]

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Madrid’s art crew Luzinterruptus had staged this modest intervention Without Pollution, At Least for a While to celebrate the first of their city’s rainfall which helped to temporarily rinse out their industrially poisoned air. They would like to remind you that “Madrid blatantly violates European legislation on air quality” and those in power do not […]

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Madrid’s light-art street interventionists Luzinterruptus return with a Winged Tree decked out in glowing sanitary pads. This is a response to misleading advertising that pitches the feminine products as “ethereal, immaculate, delicate, odorless and beautiful” winged creatures instead of what they are — uncomfortable, synthetic wads you have to shove down your pants over your […]

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Madrid’s art troupe Luzinterruptus hung 1000 lit envelopes filled with poems at La Casa de América for a poetry festival. Sure, this is more gentle of an intervention than their recent unauthorized installations of lit rogue bike lanes and glowing body bags of sex dolls. Callous cynics: Lighten up! […]

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Madrid’s light-art crew of Luzinterruptus staged an intervention of empathy recently. Like the Chinese workers selling alcohol in the street at night in “an improvised bar fashion, on fruit boxes recovered from the trash,” they built their own Portable No-Name Bar. They’re blinged out with red mood lighting and LED lights punched into cardboard signs […]

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Spotting Madrid’s construction trenches are 200 lit Chinese cocktail umbrellas. Street intervention crew Luzinterruptus made a filthy heap of earth and trash near a cluster of bookshops and gambling dens all luminous. See their latest: Come September. […]

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One of the wittier public space-hacking vandals, SpY, sent us word of his latest “intervention.” The Spanish artist painted an enormous “LEÉ” (translated: “Read it”) across the facade of an abandoned building in Madrid. Watch the bonus video of him in action below. […]

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After turning a skatepark into a Pac-Man painting, SpY continues public intervening, installing his art recently in Rotterdam and New York. Creating what at first sometimes appears a senseless prank, the Madrid-based street artist appropriates familiar street settings for his commentary on surveillance, police and the economy. And where construction cones and police tape offer […]

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While traveling in Madrid, a member of Queens-based Smart Crew faces the dilemma of sidebusting or continuing to roam the city in search of empty space to paint. |Smart Crew| […]

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