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Robot Religion

AB, a graduate student in the Department of Religion at Syracuse posted this article about BlessU-2, which you can read here.  You can watch the video there. This robot is programmed to invoke the Levitical priestly blessing from Numbers 6:24-26. “The … Continue reading

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Porn in the City (Public Technology)

In retrospect, the words of the promotional are hysterical. The internet hubs are big sidewalk monoliths. Kind of great, in theory at least. Unfettered wifi and internet. But what were they thinking? Clearly the urban planners don’t know much about … Continue reading

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Hanging Space Modulator (Moholy-Nagy)

Another space modulator, perforated, combining plexiglass and paint and hung on a wall.

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Floating Space Modulators (László Moholy-Nagy)

The Moholy-Nagy paintings were pretty cool, but nothing beats the hanging and standing plexiglass sculptures at the recently closed Moholy-Nagy show at the Guggenheim. You get something of the idea in his Vision in Motion (1947). Moholy-Nagy (pronounced Mohly-Naagh) describes … Continue reading

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(Moholy-Nagy) Space-Light Modulator (Ein Lichtspiel Schwarz Weiss Grau)

It is a light-space modulator –not to be confused with the more simple plexiglass space-modulators. I tried to take photos of the  Light-Play Black White Grey at the recently closed Moholy-Nagy show at the Guggenheim, but the images didn’t come out … Continue reading

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(László Moholy-Nagy) Painting the Post-Human Future (Art & Technology)

Art from the 1920s for the space age. László Moholy-Nagy was a major presence at the Bauhaus. He designed for the future. For all the attention invested in new materials and technologies, the thin and intersecting straight lines and circles hover over terrestrial space. … Continue reading

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Lee Bontecou (Untitled) (War Machine)

She made it out of welded steel, canvas, black fabric, rawhide, copper, wire, and soot. In the permanent exhibition at MoMa, Untitled (1961) by Lee Bontecou is warlike and threatening. Philosopher and art critic Arthur Danto compared this and other such … Continue reading

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