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In the wake of #GamerGate, an attempt by some gamers to silence women and minorities who have questioned the sexism, racism, and misogyny in gaming culture, artist, writer, gamer Angela Washko has performed an essential study that seeks to understand how gamers talk about and see minorities, and whether or not that culture can change. […]

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Now that Facebook has put major bucks behind Oculus Rift, virtual reality is on its way to being within the grasp of any average consumer. It remains to be seen whether mainstream audiences will adopt the technology, but if they do, how much will they use it? The average American watches five hours of TV […]

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It’s a technique that every bullied kid has to try at some point: If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Self-deprecation makes a person more likable. When Shia LaBeouf was asked to participate in the above video that paints him as a raving homicidal lunatic, it seems he saw an opportunity to make fun himself and […]

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The digital art non-profit Rhizome wants to make sure the content that artists put online will last forever and they are releasing a new tool that gets us one step closer to making that happen. Colloq is an archiving program Rhizome has been developing that saves content from the internet in a proprietary format. What […]

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Giant dice flopped through the air last night at Postmasters Gallery, tumbling over a room-sized “Monopolart” game-board. Players moved their paper-mached photo-collaged sculptures of Larry Gagosian, David Zwirner and the blue-chip-like, landing on various famous artists, deciding whether they should buy them or with their giant fake money. For their very important decisions, the players consulted our very important […]

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Are you in Berlin and on Grindr? Want to go make pancakes, trim nails or play chess with artist Dries Verhoeven inside a glass-walled container in a Berlin Kreuzberg square? Potentially lucky participants are being solicited right now by the Dutch artist via the gay hook-up app. He says, “we’ll shave one another or read to one […]

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Shia LaBeouf continues his foray into art and/or nervous breakdown. On September 8th, LaBeouf began tweeting his nike+ jogging routes. Each of the thirteen routes formed a character or letter and when they’re all combined they spell out #METAMARATHON. Yesterday, he tweeted “#METAMARATHON at the @Stedelijk Amsterdam 09.25.14.” What does it all mean? The only other clue is his […]

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ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished artwork or project. This week, New York-based choreographer, performance artist and rising star Rebecca Patek talks about “ineter(a)nal f/ear” — her theater performance which exposes the psychopathology of rape, trauma and shame with parody and satire, as Patek and her co-performer Sam […]

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“WHat is the difference between NeO-MoDerNism and MoDErn AbSTraCtion???!! Why is some art SO EXPENSIVE?? Why is it so hard to find female artists in Chelsea???” We have often wondered about these things. Thankfully, artists Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw are going to give bus tours of Chelsea now. We’ve previously run into Jen and Paul strapped to […]

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A recent demonstration in Philadelphia highlighted the divided views of the current crisis in Ferguson, MO for Americans of different backgrounds. Actor Keith Wallace and friends leveraged an iconic landmark and tourist destination – Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture – to force a public confrontation with uncomfortable realities of racism in America. ArtNet’s Ben Davis described the scene: For more […]

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