Have you ever made an impromptu sculpture out of one of your meals, like creating a waffle house or a volcano of spaghetti? Romanian artist Dan Cretu sees the potential for art in all the foods he encounters. His work often transforms the most basic nourishment like fruits, vegetables, seeds, and even slices of salami,… Continue reading Food Transformed into Extraordinary Sculptures of Ordinary Things
Recently I was talking with my aunt about the April 24 textile factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed 1,127 workers. I was surprised when my aunt told me she was boycotting clothes from Walmart in solidarity with the factory victims. Sure, I told her, Walmart’s goods are undoubtedly sourced from factories with poor working conditions,… Continue reading Mapping the Garment Factories: from Nike to Patagonia [INTERACTIVE INFOGRAPHIC]
The state of blogging on the web has come to a tragic crossroad. Our feeds are exploding with more and more content, including over 40 million new Tumblr posts and 500,000 WordPress posts each day. Do you realize that 90% of all the information that exists today was created in the last two years? That’s a… Continue reading The Anatomy of Most Articles on the Web
Today the Nation is abuzz with news of the Supreme Court’s rulings supporting the right to same-sex marriage. First on the chopping block was the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defined marriage as only between a man and woman. If passed, DOMA would have prohibited gay couples from experiencing the benefits of married couples… Continue reading #DOMA Is Gone: The Nation Reacts
Google has released an update to its Search app for Android. The update sports new Cards for TV shows and Offers as well as voice control for music. Google Cards, which are integrated into search, are bits of information that pop up on your phone exactly when you need them. For example, a Card can… Continue reading Google Now for Android Sports New TV and Offers Cards and Voice Control for Music
Twitter is one of the only social networks that doesn’t clutter its interface with images and other media. Instead, the network places emphasis on users’ words, allowing them to link to other sources and include media via uploads or by sharing links that automatically include a click-through Twitter Card media preview. This all may change,… Continue reading Rumors: Will Twitter Add Automatic Image Previews to Its Streams?
Can’t get enough memes and cats while at home browsing the web? Here’s good news for you: Imgur has just released a new Android app to make browsing viral images possible while on the go. Redditors are likely familiar with Imgur, an image hosting site that, to put it simply, serves as a default source of… Continue reading Imgur Launches New Android App to Discover and Share Images on the Go
There is a giant corporation you’ve probably never heard of that’s been collecting your personal information for years. And it has nothing to do with Prism. In fact, your call logs and social media history, information allegedly collected by Prism, is chump change compared to the data this corporation has stored about you – legally. This… Continue reading An Unknown Corporation Has Been Collecting Information About You – Soon You’ll See What They Know