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LEGO turns down artist’s bulk order on political grounds

LEGO turns down artist’s bulk order on political grounds

The Andy Warhol / Ai Weiwei art show set to take place in Australia in December 2015 was planning on using large amounts of LEGO bricks to execute a number of statues. Unfortunately this would have required that LEGO sell the art exhibition a number of bricks - in bulk. According to Ai Weiwei, the fact that LEGO has decided NOT to sell him the bricks suggests that they've discriminated against him and have decided to use their position of power to censor his artwork.

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Apple prepares for “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology”

Apple prepares for “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology”

Jony Ive speaks about the opening of a new exhibition at the Met Museum with curator Andrew Bolton and Anna Wintour. Apple's chief designer isn't shy about getting to the point, suggesting that "it’s a completely false notion that there is inherent value in what is made by hand, or an inherent lack of value in what is made by machine." The exhibition will go by the name manus x machina / fashion in an age of technology and will be taking place from May 5th until August 14th, 2016.

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Lexus made a live-size IS sedan with laser-cut cardboard

Lexus made a live-size IS sedan with laser-cut cardboard

Following Lexus' Hoverboard concept, and the RC-F with glowing, heartbeat-projecting paint, the car maker's latest art/technology project involves cardboard. A lot of cardboard, in fact. Down to the last detail, Lexus has created an exact replica of its new IS sedan using 1,700 pieces of laser-cut cardboard. The model even goes so far as interior details like the seats, steering wheel, and dashboard. Oh, and did we mention that it actually works?

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Vacheron Constantin Reference 57260 pocket watch has 57 complications

Vacheron Constantin Reference 57260 pocket watch has 57 complications

Mechanical watches are works of beauty on the outside and inside with many having multiple complications and high levels of fit and finish. One of the most famous of all mechanical watchmakers is a company called Vacheron Constantin and the company has unveiled what it claims to b the most complicated watch ever made. The watch is called the Vacheron Constantin Reference 57260 pocket watch and it has 57 complications.

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Veteran Disney animator Glen Keane shows how VR and art mix

Veteran Disney animator Glen Keane shows how VR and art mix

Glen Keane, son of Bil Keane, is an American animator who, among other things, is a Disney veteran who helped bring us movies like Aladdin and The Little Mermaid. In a beautiful video, Keane takes us through many things: he touches, briefly, on his own father's animation, then his art and what it means to him, his time at Disney, his process and more. He narrates the video with wonderful candor, but then takes it one step further and dons a VR mask.

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Neon Genesis Evangelion outfits Japan’s most beautiful bullet train

Neon Genesis Evangelion outfits Japan’s most beautiful bullet train

Later this year you'll be baring witness to the most striking bullet train ever designed. With colors and design based on the Anime-sourced bot by the name of Evangelion Unit-01, this bullet train will pay tribute to the 20th anniversary of the Neon Evangelion series. This train will be outfitted with its brightly colored design from this fall until March of 2017, and will be running from Osaka to Fukuoaka Japan. At this time only concept paintings exist in the wild - the real deal is coming soon.

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Bricasso printer creates Lego mosaics automatically

Bricasso printer creates Lego mosaics automatically

Making Lego mosaics is a thing for geeky artists. Normally the mosaic is created by hand using lots of bricks and lots of big backgrounds squares of those Lego boards. A Lego geek named Jason Allemann has whipped up an awesome Lego creation that can created Lego mosaics for you using 1x1 Lego plates. Those are pretty small, but the upside is that you can connect them together to create much larger mosaics.

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Google seeking art to put on its self-driving cars

Google seeking art to put on its self-driving cars

Do you live in California and have artistic inclinations? If so, Google has an exciting opportunity for you. Later this year its self-driving cars will be zipping around Mountain View, California adorned with artwork selected from among submissions sent in by the population at large. It is kind of like Google Doodles, only the "doodles" will be on the side of the self-driving cars for a month or longer, depending on how Google feels about it. The Internet giant will accept submissions soon.

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Every Star Wars movie blended together: 1 video, 288 still frames

Every Star Wars movie blended together: 1 video, 288 still frames

Today we've been introduced to the Star Wars Wars experience - all six of the films released thus far, all mixed together. Mashed together - blended together to make one single movie. It's a work of art. It's unwatchable when the audio is turned on, but alone and apart, it's just beautiful. And lucky you, the creator of this masterpiece has also created a gallery of 288 frames taken apart, available for your perusal. And use as wallpapers. To do with whatever you do so please.

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Periscope live tour held by The British Museum

Periscope live tour held by The British Museum

Periscope is a livestreaming service, and it can be used for more than piracy and vlogs. Case in point: the British Museum gave a live broadcast of an exhibit earlier today using Periscope, and we can only hope it'll be doing more of them in the future. This makes it easier than ever to tune into live events from iOS or Android (which is now supported) devices, the same device users can use to broadcast their own events. In the case of The British Museum, Periscope was used to offer an exclusive live guided tour for people scattered around the world.

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PomPom Mirror reflects your furry side

PomPom Mirror reflects your furry side

Sometimes it feels as if there is nothing new under the sun, and then something like the PomPom Mirror happens. This is a mirror made of cream-colored and black handfuls of fur, and it uses the contrasting colors to reflect the people and objects that stand before it (in silhouette form, that is). It’s perhaps the most bizarre mirror you’ll ever interact with, though as an art piece the mirror is peaceful and interesting, and incredibly unique.

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Star Wars’ BB-8 droid if it were designed by Apple

Star Wars’ BB-8 droid if it were designed by Apple

Hey Apple fans, wouldn't it be awesome if just about everything was designed Jony Ive and his team at the Cupertino company? Stuff like vacuum cleaners, kitchen appliances, and even toilet seats would sleek, aluminum-covered products of precision and beauty. Okay, maybe that wouldn't be so great. But there are definitely some things we can agree would be pretty cool looking if they came Apple. Take BB-8, that cute new spherical droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, for example.

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