social issues

Art

'Death Is Only the Beginning' of This Virtual Reality Experience

Two young artists create their a VR piece that tackles current world problems by way of a phenomenological afterlife realm.
Catherine Chapman
10.21.16
Art

Facebook Photos and Collages Converge in Portraits of Digital Lives

Tension between formalism and the way people live online emerge when Cameron Welch paints with his family's Facebook photos.
Antwaun Sargent
6.21.16
Stuff

The Iranian Art Scene Is Exploding Right Now

Thousands of young painters and sculptors in Tehran are turning contemporary art into a powerful social force.
Bruno Macaes
2.11.16
Art

When Disney and Dr. Seuss Made Racist Cartoons...

Were cartoons like 'Cannibal Capers' and 'Trader Mickey' a reflection of society, or a seemingly harmless way to spread hate?
Jonah Bayer
9.13.15
News

What Greece's 'No' Referendum Vote Means for Europe

Is this the beginning of the end for neo-liberalism in Europe?
Aaron Bastani
7.7.15
The Noisey Guide To Music and Mental Health

The Music Industry Needs to Wake Up and Support Artists With Mental Health Problems

It affects 60 percent of musicians. So why doesn't a charity set up to support them get any help at all from the industry?
Ryan Bassil
7.2.15
News

Reddit Cofounder Says Misogynists on Reddit Are 'Deplorable'

Meanwhile, Alexis Ohanian champions the subreddit system, which lets sexist and racist people "moderate" sexist and racist subreddits.
Jason Koebler
5.6.15
News

Kansas Is Now Officially the Reddest State in the Union

Between shaming poor people, restricting abortions and legalizing discrimination, Gov. Sam Brownback's "experiment" has made his state the most conservative in the union.
Allie Conti
4.17.15
Design

Tweet-Activated LED Building Sheds Light on Homelessness in Toronto

Just by tweeting the hashtag #homelessness, you can change the color of a massive architecture.
Emerson Rosenthal
2.17.15
beer

A German City Is Paying Its Alcoholics in Beer to Clean the Streets

On October 1, the German city of Essen will launch a program that incentivizes the homeless, addicts, and alcoholics with beer and cigarettes in exchange for their aid in cleaning the city square.
Hilary Pollack
9.30.14
Art

"Points Of View" Interactive Web Documentary Captures Everyday Life In Gaza

With "Points of View," artist Zohar Kfir uses transmedia technology to provide a broader, user-generated perspective to news coverage of everyday life in Gaza.
Becky Chung
8.15.14
Art

Artistic Interventions "Hack" Venezuelan Protests

With "Invisible Protests," "Murder Machine," and "SOS.Venezuela," Pratt MFA grad Diego Zaks uses tech art to tackle some of Venezuela's most pressing social issues.
Emerson Rosenthal
7.1.14
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