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01.16.15 Rhett Jones

ANIMAL favorite Yung Jake has done it again. The media-savvy digital artist has been making these amazing portraits of various celebrities using nothing but emojis. You can do it yourself as well using the browser based app at emoji.ink, but good luck nailing it with the skill and panache of his Yung-ness. Our favorite is Chief […]

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03.25.14 Marina Galperina

“Used to be my main bitch, now she’s just a follower …” Yung Jake (“Datamosh,” “e.m-bed.de/d,” and the Larry David rap song) has just performed his latest song “Unfollow” at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Click to watch the music video above. It’s his slickest video yet. And it’s very sensitive. (“Now it’s over… like a […]

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01.30.14 Marina Galperina

Here’s a special fan rap video from Max Piff (rapper, producer) and Yung Jake (featured rapper, director). Absolutely best line is at 2:51 from Yung Jake regarding Larry David’s please no stop n chat policy, because he’s 2 real. And I say that with absolutely no bias despite being a Yung Jake fangirl / Yung Jake’s digital art […]

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10.17.13 Marina Galperina

The Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair in South Bank, London has just opened. Earlier, we posted that Kyle Chayka and I curated an installation of 19 artists, 17 selfie-based video art pieces (all 30 seconds or shorter) with an interactive booth. It’s there. ATTENTION FELLOW PRESS PPL: Let me answer this Q 4u… Are […]

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09.25.13 Marina Galperina & Kyle Chayka

Earlier this year, the Shortest Video Art Ever Sold! project at the Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair in New York made a few headlines with the world’s first Vine sale (Shout out Angela Washko!) Ok, so there was a hacking of Vine involved, but the exciting part in the long-run is the ongoing conversation of a micro-collecting community and the work that artists […]

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07.26.13 Marina Galperina

Rhizome — New York’s notable not-for-profit organization and new media art platform affiliated with the New Museum — just unrolled its newest list of Commissions and Tumblr Internet Art Grant Awardees. After reviewing over 250 proposals, five new media commissions and three Tumblr-spirited projects have been awarded funds. \(^-^)/ for everyone, but most of all Yung […]

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07.12.13 Marina Galperina

“There is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY you’re getting in,” Pace rep told my editor. She’s been getting calls about Jay-Z all day. “It’s a closed set.” Jay-Z was shooting a Mark Romanek-directed music video inside a gallery in Chelsea, lip-syncing and dancing with half the New York art world as cameos. When Tweets alleging “Jay-Z is doing performance […]

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04.12.13 Marina Galperina

“It has nothing to do with Vine. Vine is a paintbrush.” But yes, we (#SVAES) sold two more Vines. Ms. Kianga Ellis is based in Beacon and organizes experimental conceptual exhibitions. She is now the second official collector to acquire a Vine from the Shortest Video Ever Sold! #SVAES project and there will be others. She has […]

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01.10.13 Marina Galperina

He’s back. Our favorite net art rapper Yung Jake — the maker of the original “Datamosh” video and the most amazing interactive experience “E.m-bed.de/d” returns with an augmented reality video you can only view as an app we’ve been dying to share with you. “Augmented Real” — it’s FREE, don’t stress. And it also… next level. Just find “Yung […]

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03.19.12 Marina Galperina

Remember Yung Jake’s hot “Datamosh” music video? He’s made a new one it’s going to take over your browser and brain. Let it do its thing — click here to get e.m-bed.de/d! See Yung Jake’s faux-YouTube grow and multiply, transplant himself into a myriad of art blogs and Internet entities like a virus. Arcade Fire […]

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