Andy Warhol’s Groundbreaking Computer Art

Andy Warhol’s Groundbreaking Computer Art

“Back in the mid-1980s, Andy Warhol made a series of digital artworks on an Amiga 1000, a personal computer created by Commodore International. The artist, tapped by the company to be a spokesperson for the computer’s multimedia capabilities, created a few public pieces as part of a marketing campaign, but it was unknown if he had made any digital artworks on his own time…” (read more)

Source: Wired  Photo: Andy Warhol Museum / Wired

A lamp is spying on New Yorkers and tweeting their conversations

A lamp is spying on New Yorkers and tweeting their conversations

“Wired tells the story of two artists, Kyle McDonald and Brian House, who wanted to experiment with surveillance. The pair installed simple Wi-Fi-enabled recording devices in lamps at McDonalds, a library, a bedroom, a bank, and in New York’s Washington Square Park. The recordings are sent to Mechanical Turk workers, who have been transcribing and posting them to Twitter for almost seven months…” (read more)

Source: The Verge  Photo: Kyle McDonald

Leonardo DiCaprio might play Steve Jobs in upcoming biopic

Leonardo DiCaprio might play Steve Jobs in upcoming biopic

“The director and lead actor of the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic are still up in the air, and another pair of big names are now reportedly being eyed for the roles: Leonardo DiCaprio and Slumdog Millionaire-director Danny Boyle. The Hollywood Reporter says that Sony Pictures is now in talks to sign Boyle, who has already approached DiCaprio about the possibility of starring as Jobs…” (read more)

Source: The Verge  Photo: DFree at Shutterstock.com