Tuesday, April 11, 2017

What Happens When 1 Million People Collaborate On One Work Of Art

The internet has enabled new forms of artist production once unimaginable—like working with thousands of sometimes-anonymous collaborators from all over the world. Earlier this month, over 1 million internet denizens came together to build an elaborate, fantastic 8-bit tableau of a digital art piece. They built it pixel by pixel, working both with and at times against each other, over a 72-hour period. And it all played out on Reddit, of all places.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Gorillaz is Back and It Feels Good


Yesterday may have been cloudy, rainy, windy and overall depressing, but Gorillaz came through and released four new songs. I’ve been a fan of British virtual band Gorillaz since the early 2000s. I would jam to “Clint Eastwood” when I was in elementary school (I was the coolest, edgiest third-grader in my day), rapped along to “Feel Good Inc” and when every high school crush rejected me, “On Melancholy Hill” healed me. Creators Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett not only created the members 2D, Noodle, Murdoc and Russel, but they gave these characters a story and world of their own, which they have shared with us through music and animation. Since then, I have eagerly dropped whatever I was doing to listen to any new songs when they’re released. However, Gorillaz had not released anything new after Plastic Beach in 2010 and I was slowly beginning to give up hope. Today, I squealed and even texted my mom in all caps when Gorillaz suddenly dropped four new songs — “Saturnz Barz,” “Andromeda,” “Ascension” and “We Got the Power” — in a Spotify playlist titled Humanz, along with a 360 music video. 

Read more...Gorillaz is Back and It Feels Good | The Cornell Daily Sun

Saturday, March 11, 2017

‘That sad day arrived’: Malta’s Azure Window, as seen on ‘Game of Thrones,’ collapses into sea

The limestone arch stood stately against a cloudless sky, towering in the background as Khal Drogo and Daenerys Targaryen wed (and dozens died) in the "Game of Thrones" series premiere. The violent wedding may have been a fictional feature of Essos, but the stone formation was anything but.

Friday, March 10, 2017

8 top women in mortgage finance offer career encouragement, advice

A Catalyst survey finds that women make up 53 percent of all financial services industry employees in the United States. But only 29 percent hold executive and senior level positons. And just 2 percent are CEOs.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017

The MIM's 'Dragons & Vines' guitar exhibit is a stunner

When you visit the Musical Instrument Museum's new "Dragons and Vines" exhibit, you'll be handed two helpful accessories. The first is a set of wi-fi headphones that will turn themselves on whenever you approach one of the hi-def video screens. The second is a little more low-tech: a flashlight.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Mariah Carey, Milli Vanilli and the worst lip sync fails

Mariah Carey dropped the ball on New Year's Eve as she lip-synced her way through her hits at Times Square before finally giving up.

Read more... http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music/mariah-carey-milli-vanilli-worst-lip-sync-fails-article-1.2930769

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