On the third Monday of every February, we celebrate President’s Day to honor George Washington’s birthday, the first president of the United States, and all the great leaders that came after him. While there aren’t any real photos of Washington since the camera wasn’t invented yet back then, we do have a fine collection here… Continue reading Celebrate President’s Day with Rare Photos of Presidents and Celebrities from Each Era
What does it mean for someone to be “cool?” Does it mean they are put-together, stylish, admirable, calm? Perhaps all of the above. The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC explores the meaning of “cool” and the American icons who embody it in its appropriately named exhibit American Cool. Among portraits of Madonna, David… Continue reading 1981 Photograph of Steve Jobs Evokes ‘American Cool’ in Smithsonian Exhibit
The synthesizer, the first device to convert electronic signals into musical notes, was invented more than 100 years ago, and people have been losing themselves to dance ever since. Since then, electronic music has been taken to new heights of musical production and engineering feats. The early ’70s and ’80s synth-pop acts of Kraftwerk and… Continue reading Decibel: Celebrating 10 Years of Electronic Music and Visual Art [W/ 18 Acts You Don’t Want to Miss!]
Who doesn’t love some wireless internet? Although we often use it, we rarely consider how it really works. “We use Wi-Fi so many times a day but don’t really know how it works or the complexity of the technology,” says artist Nickolay Lamm. To help put Wi-Fi, this invisible thing we use everyday, into perspective,… Continue reading What If You Could See Wi-Fi?