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The Great A.I. Awakening: How Google used artificial intelligence to transform Google Translate, one of its more popular services — and how machine learning is poised to reinvent computing itself. BY GIDEON LEWIS-KRAUS

Gideon Lewis-Kraus is a writer at large for ‘the magazine’ NYT and a fellow at New America   Prologue: You Are What You Have Read Late one Friday night in early November, Jun Rekimoto, a distinguished professor of human-computer interaction at the University of Tokyo,

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THE PARALLEL WORLD OF HARALD FALCKENBERG

Daiga Rudzāte spoke with German art collector Harald Falckenberg in Hamburg about art as a historical document and the relationship between freedom and collecting. Harald Falckenberg of Germany is looked upon as one of the most influential people in the world of international contemporary art

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The Crisis of Character by Brendan O’Neill

Brendan O’Neill is editor of Spiked Online. Identity politics and the death of the individual  Nothing speaks more profoundly to the crisis of character than the phrase, ‘I identify as…’. In the past, individuals were. ‘I am a builder.’ ‘I am a mother.’ ‘I am

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The end of capitalism has begun by Paul Mason

Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian The

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On the Prices of Artworks

From The Book of Life from Alain de Botton’s School of Life At a recent Sotheby’s auction in London, Wall by the German painter Gerhard Richter eclipsed the already vast estimate given by the auction house, finally selling for a shade under 17.5 million GBP.

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An Eye on the Future

New Business Models for the Art Market with Jonathan T.D. Neil and Stefan Simchowitz An informational and comprehensive conversation focusing on the proliferation of the international art market and the role of new models in this expanded field. Art sales have traditionally passed through auction

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The Art World’s Biggest Lie

A Collector Debunks Art as an Investment By Adam Lindemann    The last several years have brought nosebleed prices for works of art, auction records that seem to be broken almost as soon as they are made. With endless media coverage of $100 million Picassos and $50

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The Culture of Sharing by LEO BABAUTA

Why releasing copyright will be the smartest thing you do. – Leo Babauta Recently I stirred up a roar of controversy with a post at Zen Habits: Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway (or, The Privatization of the English Language). I had no idea

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Art Hainan 2012

As the highlight of Hainan Rendez-vous, “Art in Hainan” will come back with exclusive selection of great contemporary artists. Art in Hainan curated by Magda Danysz, director of the Galerie Magda Danysz in Paris and 18 Gallery in Shanghai. She’s decorated by the French ministry

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Why Leroy Brothers’ BDRtist: Symbiotic Cloud Intelligence

Collective intelligence is a shared or group intelligence that emerges from the collaboration and competition of many individuals. Collective intelligence appears in a wide variety of forms of consensus decision making in bacteria, animals, humans, and computer networks. Collective intelligence can be encouraged to overcome ‘groupthink’ and

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Exhibition: Leroy Brothers – Art Labor, Shanghai

Posted on June 21, 2011 by Asia Pacific Contemporary Until July 7 Art Labor in Shanghai is presenting the work of the Belgian Leroy Brothers. While the contemporary Asian art auction circuit has seen artists become instant art superstars in little more than a year this exhibition entitled ‘How to

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“You want to be an artist? Don’t be ridiculous! Everyone is an artist these days! That’s because everyone listened to Joseph Beuys, who said that everyone was an artist. So you’re probably just an artist who hasn’t realised it yet. For sure, you’re probably going

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Can social networks produce art?

Can crowdsourced art actually produce high art?  Of course, take a look at Leroy Brothers’ BDRtist.  But how about other net projects. The Johnny Cash Project (2010)  Aaron Koblin, Chris Milk and Radical Media A unique crowd-sourced music video project honoring the legacy of Johnny Cash.  The Johnny

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Leroy Brothers vs. Diesel

Leroy Brothers 2008 vs. Diesel 2010 On our last trip to Shanghai we were surprised to see the ‘new’ Diesel campaign ‘BE STUPID’ on a taxi screen. The Leroy Brothers created similar movie clips 2 to 3 years ago. (btw we contacted Diesel in September 2009, but

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About Dafen Painter Village in China

Looking for painter workshops in China for Leroy Brothers production Oil painting workshops in Dafen, Xiamen and Putian. Dafen suburb of Buji, Longgang, Shenzhen in Guangdong province, China. In the early 1990s a group of about twenty artists under the leadership of the painter and

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“Social life moves further, leaving a state of ‘having’ and proceeding into a state of ‘appearing;’ namely the appearance of the image.” Guy Debord The Society of the Spectacle – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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“The spectacle is not a collection of images; rather, it is a social relationship between people that is mediated by images.” Guy Debord – La Société du spectacle

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Low and high culture

Spectacle operates in two contexts simultaneously. On the one hand, it refers to high culture (drama, movies) performances where the draw for an audience is the impressive visual accomplishment. On the other hand, it refers to low cultural shows operating in a folk environment. These can range from the freak show to

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Afflatus

Afflatus is a Latin term derived from Cicero (in De Natura Deorum (The Nature of the Gods)) that has been translated as “inspiration.” Cicero’s usage was a literalizing of “inspiration,” which had already become figurative. Literally, “inspiration,” like “afflatus,” means “to be blown into” by a divine wind. As “inspiration” came to

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“People want to be told what is good and valuable People collect art just like star wars toys People like the feeling being turned on by something not everyone can appreciate Storytelling is by far the most underrated skill in business Don’t try to sell

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THE PRÊT-À-CROCHER COLLECTIONS CONSIST OF UNIQUE ARTWORKS CREATED WITH USER-GENERATED CONTENT FROM WITNESS YOUR WORLD ​

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