A Moving Rendition Shares the History of the Little Rock Nine through Dance

 In a powerful rendition of Elizabeth Eckford’s historic walk to school in 1957, dancer Kendi Jones moves gracefully along a sidewalk. “The First Day” is shot in black-and-white to mimic the iconic photographs of Eckford as she passed through crowds of angry White students, teachers, and community members on her way into a formerly…… Continue reading A Moving Rendition Shares the History of the Little Rock Nine through Dance

Guggenheim Union Greets Museum Members at Reopening With Protest

Local 30 protest truck in front of the Guggenheim Museum in New York (photos by the author for Hyperallergic)Today, September 30, a truck loaded with digital screens parked in front of the Guggenheim Museum in New York and blasted Fifth Avenue with Led Zepplin’s 1970s hit “Kashmir.” The truck belonged to Local 30, the union…… Continue reading Guggenheim Union Greets Museum Members at Reopening With Protest

Neural Networks Create a Disturbing Record of Natural History in AI-Generated Illustrations by Sofia Crespo

All images © Sofia Crespo, shared with permission Sofia Crespo describes her work as the “natural history book that never was.” The Berlin-based artist uses artificial neural networks to generate illustrations that at first glance, resemble Louis Renard’s 18th Century renderings or the exotic specimens of Albertus Seba’s compendium. Upon closer inspection, though, the colorful…… Continue reading Neural Networks Create a Disturbing Record of Natural History in AI-Generated Illustrations by Sofia Crespo