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Homeowners ‘jab’ at anti-vaxxers with grim Halloween displays

One Twitter user showcased a series of human skulls situated next to front-yard gravestones inscribed with epitaphs such as, "Trusted Ivermectin more than science."
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Halloween, New York Post, Design, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, News Brief, Tiktok, Coronavirus, COVID


Homeowners ‘jab’ at anti-vaxxers with divisive Halloween displays

One Twitter user showcased a series of human skulls situated next to front-yard gravestones inscribed with epitaphs such as, "Trusted Ivermectin more than science."
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Halloween, New York Post, Design, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, News Brief, Tiktok, Coronavirus, COVID


San Francisco, St. Paul, Pilot Minimum Guaranteed Incomes For Artists

Both pilots have received private funding. In San Francisco, after initial city funding, the team raised an additional $3.4 million from #startsmall, a pandemic-relief fund started by Twitter’s Jack Dorsey. – Next City
Tags: Art, Twitter, San Francisco, Jack Dorsey, Issues


How Zuckerberg, Bezos, Gates and others in the tech elite see themselves and the world

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's wealth increased substantially in 2020. Nick Wass/Associated Press From Elon Musk to Jeff Bezos, the tech elite is "a class for itself," according to a PLoS ONE study. One researcher said they deny their role in influencing democracy with their financial capital. The researchers claimed the tech elite's view of the world was shaped by a meritocratic ideology. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The tech elite is "a class for itself...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, UK, Design, Microsoft, Democracy, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Wealth, Language, Bill Gates


Twitter’s web redesign isn’t as accessible as it should be, experts say

After teasing its new font in January, Twitter made some major changes to its website and app design this week. But while Twitter framed these updates as making the platform “more accessible,” some accessibility experts say that these changes missed the mark. Most noticeably, tweets now appear in “Chirp,” Twitter’s proprietary typeface, and the display has even more visual contrast between the background and text. Other updates made the interface less cluttered, removing unnecessary divider line...
Tags: Apps, Twitter, Design, Adobe, W3c, Tech, Ui, Accessibility, Disability, Fonts, Ux, Disabilities, User Interfaces, Henry, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, WCAG


Why Instagram’s creatives are angry about its move to video

The social media platform was once a favourite of artists and photographers, but a shift towards TikTok-type videos and shopping could leave them looking for a new home onlineIn late July, hobbyist photographer and self-proclaimed “sunrise hunter” Sam Binding conducted an experiment. After visiting Somerset Lavender Farm to catch the sun peeking over the purple blossoms, the 40-year-old from Bristol uploaded the results to both Instagram and Twitter. Two days later, he used the apps’ built-in an...
Tags: Art, Twitter, Technology, Instagram, Social Media, Culture, Art and design, Bristol, Kevin Systrom, Systrom, Sarah Frier, Sam Binding, Somerset Lavender Farm, Inside Story of Instagram


Stolen Picasso, Mondrian Found In Ravine In Greece

In custody is not a gang of thieves who planned a Hollywood-style heist, but a 49-year-old construction worker, with the Twitter name ArtFreak, who was arrested on Monday. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Twitter, Hollywood, Greece, Visual, 07.01.21


Word of the week: NFT

I am going to do my best to explain the hot initialism of the week—trust me, I’m just as baffled as most non-rich, non-tech people—but first I’m going to tell you what it doesn’t stand for. It doesn’t stand for “Not For Tourists,” the series of city guides first published in 2000.   The circled sans-serif letters originally suggested the distinctive font of New York subway lines, an iconography that is Not Fully Transferable to other cities, although the San Francisco Municipal Railwa...
Tags: Art, Twitter, New York, Microsoft, Finance, Wikipedia, San Francisco, Current Affairs, Bill Gates, Linguistics, Npr, Disneyland, Jack Dorsey, Seattle, Ethereum, Andreesen Horowitz


An artist created a satirical 'blue-check homes' website for influencers to 'verify' their houses. Hundreds of people signed up.

Sattalat phukkum/Shutterstock A San Francisco-area artist created a fake site advertising 'blue checks' for homeowners. The site satirizes Twitter's verification process and the accompanying social status.  Danielle Baskin's satirical website received nearly 500 responses, SFGate reported.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Twitter verification is a status symbol in its own right, and one that inevitably engenders strong reactions: envy, disdain, or desperation to na...
Tags: Art, Twitter, News, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Zillow, Bay Area, SFGATE, Baskin, Tech Insider, San Francisco Real Estate, Twitter Verification, Danielle Baskin, Annabelle Williams, Adam Scheuring


Google just released plans for a massive new 79-acre campus in San Jose — see how it could look

Google San Jose campus. Google Google just released renderings of a proposed new campus it hopes to build in San Jose, called Downtown West. Unlike other Google campuses, the San Jose location would be mixed-use and open to the public. The 79-acre area plan includes housing, office space, and nature areas, and is a major move by Google at a time when companies are rethinking office space needs in light of the pandemic forcing the workforce to work remotely. Visit Business Insider's homepag...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Design, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Sustainability, Features, Architecture, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Seattle, Southend, Google Google


4 Presentation Apps to Put on Your Radar

It is important to stay current in the ever-changing presentation landscape. With online presentations representing the majority of events lately, technology is transforming to keep up. With so many options available to users these days, how can your presentation stand out? Inundated with information, attendees are looking for a way to differentiate your brand from the rest. Let’s review some presentation apps that can take your upcoming event to the next level. Kahoot First, who doesn’t like ...
Tags: Apps, Twitter, Design, Creativity, Presentation, Speaking, Twitter Twitter, Presentation Hacks, Presentation Design, Audience Engagement, Audience participation, Audience Connection, Kahoot, Presentation Apps, Best Creative Presentation, Current Presentation


JK Rowling Under Attack For Character In Her New Book

Penned under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, Troubled Blood is Rowling’s fifth book to feature private investigator Cormoran Strike. An early review of the book by Telegraph writer Jake Kerridge described it as featuring a “transvestite serial killer,” which inspired readers’ anger and spawned the Twitter hashtag #RIPJKRowling — a tongue-in-cheek commentary on the author’s career. – CBC
Tags: Art, Twitter, Telegraph, Words, Rowling, JK, Robert Galbraith, Jake Kerridge, 09.15.20


Womansplaining mansplaining.

In "She Explains ‘Mansplaining’ With Help From 17th-Century Art/In her new book 'Men to Avoid in Art and Life,' Nicole Tersigni harnesses her skill with a Twitter meme to illuminate the experience of women harassed by concern trolls, 'sexperts' and more" by Alisha Haridasani Gupta (NYT).Here's Tersigni's Twitter feed, but it's not entirely examples of the meme explained and explained in the article. Here are 2 examples: "there probably just weren't any qualified women for the job" pic.twitter.co...
Tags: Art, Twitter, Comedy, London, Law, Italy, Monty Python, National Gallery, Jones, Bosch, Terry Jones, Bruegel, Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, Gilliam, Ann Althouse


Some People Have Been Flocking To ‘The Help’ On Netflix During Weeks Of Protests

Podcast host Akilah Hughes on Twitter in response the news that the 2011 white savior movie The Help is topping Netflix’s most-watched lists: “If you watched the Help this week you have to donate $500 to black charities.” (Twitter also offered many helpful ideas about what to watch.) – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Twitter, Media, Netflix, Akilah Hughes, 06.06.20


Auli'i Cravalho and Lin-Manuel Miranda to Host Watch Party for The Wonderful World of Disney's Presentation of MOANA

Auli'i Cravalho took to Twitter today to share that she and Lin-Manuel Miranda will be hosting a live watch party on Twitter forThe Wonderful World of Disney's presentation of Moana [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Twitter, Theatre, Disney, Lin Manuel Miranda, TV News Desk, Auli, Cravalho, Host Watch Party


The Social Media Challenges Helping Keep Boredom at Bay

From bouncing Ping-Pong balls off pots and pans for the perfect #TrickShot to turning pillows into D.I.Y. dresses, here’s how people are staving off cabin fever while in lockdown.
Tags: Art, Twitter, News, Social Media, Challenges, Dancing, Bay, Facebook Inc, Ping Pong, Instagram Inc, TikTok (ByteDance, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Capturing a World of Emptiness

How a team of photographers documented the quiet desolation of cities during the pandemic.
Tags: Art, Twitter, Photography, News, Germany, Masks, Social Media, Colombia, New York Times, New Jersey, Epidemics, Brazil, South America, Ny, Politics And Government, London (England


Christina Bianco's Idina Menzel and Barbra Streisand Impressions Go Head-To-Head in Newest Round of #DivaMadness!

Christina Bianco took to Twitter this weekend to post a new DivaMadness challenge video It's Idina Menzel against Barbra Streisand this latest round, with Bianco transforming into both legends, performing a rendition of Reading Rainbow. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Twitter, Theatre, Idina Menzel, Bianco, Christina Bianco, BWW News Desk


VIDEO: Tony Award-Winner Jason Alexander Sings PIPPIN From Home

Tony-winner Jason Alexander took to Twitter this afternoon to share a favorite show tune to help his fans pass the time. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Twitter, Theatre, Jason Alexander, Tony, BWW News Desk


Twitter Experimenting with Highlighting Lies With Color

Twitter has apparently been experimenting with a new truth awareness feature, and someone leaked screenshots of it to NBC News. The new feature adds "brightly colored labels directly beneath lies and misinformation posted by politicians and other public figures," and it looks like this:Twitter confirmed that the screenshots and the feature are real, and would rely on user participation to function: "This is a design mock-up for one option that would involve community feedback," a Twitter spokesp...
Tags: Twitter, Design, Nbc, Nbc News, Ben Collins, Visual Communication


Radiohead Public Library’s Huge Online Archive

Opened today, the Radiohead Public Library is a huge online archive of the beloved British band’s albums, music videos, live concert footage, television clips, merch, artwork and more. Members can even create (and print out) their membership cards. The Twitter announcement reads, “Radiohead.com has always been infuriatingly uninformative and unpredictable. We have now, predictably, made it incredibly informative.” Every day this week, a band member …
Tags: Twitter, Music, Design, Music Videos, Films, Radiohead, Culture, Archives, Live Performance, Linkaboutit, Bands, Radiohead Public Library, Live Footage


Spectacular, tiny room hidden behind a hinged electrical outlet cover

Japanese artist Mozu makes incredible, miniature dioramas with tiny, winking electronic devices; their latest piece is The Secret Base of Kubito, a tiny workroom hidden behind an electrical outlet. Mozu says of it, "This work, which was born from the delusion that 'If I'm small, don't make a secret base in the wall', and the wifi router that flashes with a glowing TV are all handmade miniature works." (Sorry, wonky Bing translation!) コンセントを開けるとそこには…!?僕の部屋には小さな友達が住んでいる。こびとシリーズ第3弾。「こびとの秘密基地」全...
Tags: Art, Twitter, Post, Japan, News, Mozu, Miniatures, Assemblage


October linkfest

Writing a book? (Maybe during NaNoWriMo?) Meghan Daum, whose latest book The Problem with Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars was published last week, has a cautionary tale for you. Look—“outrage” is right on the cover! *   Maybe that book of yours will become an audiobook. Here’s editor and author Carol Saller with tips on preparing an audiobook for a narrator who isn’t you. * Just in >> House and Senate Dems just introduced the “THUG Act” which would ...
Tags: Twitter, Books, Politics, Design, Washington, France, Senate, White House, Wikipedia, Sports, San Francisco, Netflix, Renaming, House, Paris, Typeface


Female Artists Are Being Completely Removed From Their Own Album Covers In Iran

Lady Gaga — Joanne Pop icons are being removed from their own single and album covers in Iran, simply because they are women. Now their stans are reacting to the censored albums on social media. h/t: insider, dailydot The Twitter account Pop Crave, which dishes out all the latest pop culture news for the Twitter-verse, pointed out the censorship in a now-viral tweet. Fan bases on Twitter are... Source
Tags: Twitter, Music, Design, Iran, Albums, Lady Gaga, Female, Inspirations, Censure, Joanne Pop


Ariduka55

Ariduka55 is the handle of an unnamed Japanese artist who, among other subjects, has a series of images in which humans are juxtaposed against unnaturally large animals, both real and imaginary. These are presented in a style that is influenced by concept art, anime, and in particular, the anime designs of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. I can’t find a normal website for the artist, other than Tumblr and Twitter, and a Pixiv site (that requires an account to view more than the first few imag...
Tags: Art, Twitter, Illustration, Hayao Miyazaki, Concept & Visual Dev


Eurovision: The Netherlands Wins, Madonna Flops, And Iceland May Have Gotten Itself Banned

Let’s start with the most contentious thing: Iceland, whose song seemed popular on Twitter, displayed Palestinian flags while live cameras were on the band during voting. The contest was held in Tel Aviv this year, and that did not go over well with Eurovision officials. – BBC
Tags: Art, Twitter, Music, Tel Aviv, Madonna, Iceland, 05.18.19


Color Inspiration: Spotify 2018 Wrapped

Color Inspiration: Spotify 2018 Wrapped AoiroStudioMay 16, 2019 If you are a Spotify user, you must remember their insanely beautiful 2018 Wrapped where each year, this initiative will attract quite a buzz on social media. I personally loved the UI layouts and especially getting the data on which songs I listened the most during the past year. Imagine crossing 20+ millions of fans visited the campaign site on the first day alone. That's beautiful! I decided t...
Tags: Twitter, Spotify, Design


Jorge Luis Borges Draws a Self-Portrait After Going Blind

Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), one of the great writers to come out of Argentina, went blind when he was  only 55 years old. As unsettling as it must have been, it wasn't particularly a surprise. He once told The New York Times, "I knew I would go blind, because my father, my paternal grandmother, my great-grandfather, they had all gone blind." In the years following that life-changing moment, Borges never learned braille and could no longer read. But he did continue to write; he served as the ...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Twitter, College, New York City, Harvard, Argentina, Literature, The New York Times, Times, Jorge Luis Borges, Facebook Twitter, William F Buckley, Borges, Strand Bookstore


550 Million Years of Human Evolution in an Illustrated Flipbook

Graphic artist Jurian Moller created a flipbook that lets you watch 550 million years of human evolution unfold in a matter of seconds. He writes: "This flipbook goes back in time and shows you the evolution of the generations in both a personal and scientific way. The differences between the generations on each page are very difficult to see, but the long, continuous ancestral line goes right back to our very origins." The action is on full display above. Below, watch the same flipbook ...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Twitter, Science, College, Richard Dawkins, Carl Sagan, Facebook Twitter, Moller, Foot Long Infographic, Jurian Moller


This drone-deploying blimp could be Amazon’s next aerial fulfillment center

While the origin of this video has something, in part, to do with April Fool’s day, there’s some truth to this concept too. Amazon has, for long, been experimenting with aerial deliveries, sending unmanned drones to fulfill package deliveries. In fact, the blimp idea isn’t completely far-fetched, either. A quick look at a patent file from 2014 in the United States Patent and Trademark Office shows Amazon’s intentions to ‘take to the air’.The idea is to shift their fulfillment center to the ski...
Tags: Amazon, Twitter, Japan, Design, Drone, Outdoor, Zozi, Product Design, United States Patent and Trademark Office, April Fool, April Fools' Day, Blimp



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