aesthetics

9.21.18

Does Black Power Have an Artistic Aesthetic?

The Brooklyn Museum's new Soul of a Nation exhibit shows how artists of the era grappled with the timeless question.

11.13.17

Instagram Influencers on Why So Many Music Videos Look Like Their Posts

The new video aspiration is basically just a travel blogger's nine most-liked set to a montage. Why though?

7.10.17

Neon, Smoke, and Mirrors: Why So Many Moody-Ass Videos Look Alike

How everyone from Fall Out Boy and Busted to Carly Rae Jepsen fell for neon piping, pastel colors and ~meaningful~ fog.

6.22.17

Inside the Strange World of YouTube Thumbnails

What’s behind one of the internet’s most prolific art forms?

4.17.17

How Does This Instagrammer Match her Outfits with Masterpieces so Perfectly?

As @artfullyawear proves, there's more than one way to appreciate the art that inspires you.

11.14.16

A Festival of TV Tech Takes On the Art of the Broadcast

At Roulette's Optics 0:0 Festival, artists of the Internet Age look back as a way of looking forward.

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9.4.16

How the Most Bizarre and Offensive Reality TV Show of All Time Got Made

FOX's 'The Swan' chronicled 16 women as they underwent extensive plastic surgery and weeks of intensive therapy. Over a decade later, the key players involved with the reality TV show look back at what made the show so particularly surreal.

8.26.16

Perverted Photos of Ronald McDonald

LA-based artist Marina Fini reimagined Ronald McDonald as a hamburger-licking, motel-cruising weirdo in her latest photography project.

2.4.16

NBA Rookies Deconstructed: Kristaps Porzingis

Kristaps Porzingis has quickly become one of the most intriguing players—and most productive bigs—in the NBA. There are many different shades of greatness, here.

9.4.15

Watching Jered Weaver, Baseball's Most Beautiful Junkmaster

Jered Weaver was a Cy Young contender just a few years ago. Now he's just barely hanging on with some of the game's junkiest junk, and it's beautiful to watch.

8.20.15

Beat Your Eyeballs to Death with This Majestic GeoCities Tribute

Digital designer and artist, Cameron Askin, has spent 10 months making a web-collage from some real vintage personal websites.

7.27.15

The NBA's New Uniforms: A By-No-Means Comprehensive Rundown

Every NBA team tried to get better this offseason, but only a few tried to get better looking. Some of these teams succeeded. Some of them are the Clippers.

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