The Rise of Artificial Creativity

Robots and the arts.

Big Brother Barbie

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A new addition to Mattel’s Barbie franchise is “Hello Barbie,” an eavesdropping doll that records children’s conversations and transmits them back to some corporation which analyzes everything to learn what the kids like and don’t like. It also talks back.

Power Cycle

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Part bicycle, part generator, Pure City’s Siva Bourbon is a good looking city bike that converts momentum into electricity via a rear wheel USB charger. As many miles as you end up from an outlet, if you’re on the Siva Bourbon, your phone will always have some battery life to call for a ride home.

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Second Life Trolling

Yes, Second Life still exists… so of course there are trolls lurking everywhere. Lucky for us, one such troll records his encounters for a glimpse into the highs and lows of the virtual world.

All Hail the New House of Hype

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In anticipation of their upcoming Kanye West collaboration, adidas has developed the industry’s first “Hype” sneaker reservation app.

“When I’m looking for something to blow people’s minds, who better than a skateboarder who talks about neuroscience and memory and stuff like that?”

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Can Rodney Mullen save Silicon Valley from itself?

Photo by J. Grant Brittain

“I Had to Have a Power Glove on My Arm”

Animator Dillon Markey and his awesome modified Nintendo Power Glove animation tool.

Art in the Cloud

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Developed by Swedish brand Acne, Curater is an LED-canvas for the home that will showcase important artworks through digitally curated exhibitions in collaboration with some of the leading art institutions across the world. In true art world fashion, the availability of Curater is exclusive to 500 users who have been vetted for an invitation. Take your chances and request one here.

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Help minimize the bruising slipperiness of your iPhone 6, while enabling extra energy when you need it most. Mophie has finally released their juice pack air for the iPhone 6.

Tinder Finger

Lonely Sculpture (2014) by Australian artist Tully Arnot.

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A Drone Attack from Kangaroo Jack

Printables

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When the Art Is Watching You by Ellen Gamerman

Museums are mining detailed information from visitors, raising questions about the use of Big Data in the arts

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