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

This Is the End of Facebook as We Know It

This Is the End of Facebook as We Know It

“Facebook, the company that makes billions from connecting people to each other, is about to make it harder to have a conversation. In the coming weeks, Facebook’s mobile app will be losing its chat feature, a move that will no doubt annoy many regular users. But the gutting likely won’t end there. According to many Facebook watchers, the end of chat is just the first cut in what could eventually lead to the end of Facebook as a single, unified app altogether…” (read more)

Source: Wired  Photo: The Telegraph