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Barbara Kruger computerized chess set isn’t impressed by your bishop [Video]

Barbara Kruger computerized chess set isn’t impressed by your bishop [Video]

Electronic chess sets have been around for ages, but seldom do they goad or insult you while you're playing. That's because most chess sets aren't like artist Barbara Kruger's, a custom electronic kit crafted from Corian and able to say things like "don't even think about it" and "why prolong the pain?" as you play, and which has been on display at Art Basel Miami Beach 2010.

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Professor in NYC installs camera in head

Professor in NYC installs camera in head

A professor of photography from New York University has had a camera installed in the back of his head. This sounds much cooler than it really is. If I had a camera in the back of my head, I would want to be able to see what people behind me were doing. This camera just takes pics and then uploads them at an art exhibit called "The 3rd I."

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Crazy gold watch plays music and costs $1.2M

Crazy gold watch plays music and costs $1.2M

You can get all kinds of watches that play music with integrated MP3 players and other offerings. Those watches are nothing compared to this crazy complex and expensive timepiece created by Manufacture Royal Opera. The thing has an accordion style chamber under the face of the watch that plays music.

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Assistant Professor Wants to Install a Camera Into the Back of His Head

Assistant Professor Wants to Install a Camera Into the Back of His Head

It may sound like the plot of some kind of indie, small-time Science-Fiction movie being filmed in someone's garage, but it's not. No, an assistant professor from the University of New York actually wants to install a camera into the back of his head, which would provide live streaming images that would be sent to a museum in Qatar. It's part of an art piece, called "The 3rd I."

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Fluid Dress is incredible labor of fluid-filled love [Video]

Fluid Dress is incredible labor of fluid-filled love [Video]

You don't have to wear a dress regularly to be mightily impressed by Minneapolis artist Charlie Bucket's incredible fluid-filled knitted wearable art. The handiwork of several years experimentation, the dress is made from huge lengths of rubber tubing knitted into a dress; various computer-controlled pumps adjust the flow of dyed liquid through out, creating patterns and shapes across its length.

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The Art of the Game of War

The Art of the Game of War

There's a sequence in the game "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" that you don't have to play if you don't want to. I haven't finished the entire game yet. My Xbox broke while I was working through it, and I haven't had time to get it repaired. But I did get to this sequence, or level, and I was anticipating it. The game doesn't offer a specific warning about its content, but you do get a warning before you start playing the game from the beginning that something is coming you might want to skip, especially if you're a sensitive viewer.

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Nils Voelker “one hundred and eight”: who says CPU fans & trash bags aren’t art? [Video]

Nils Voelker “one hundred and eight”: who says CPU fans & trash bags aren’t art? [Video]

Ever wanted your living room wall to look like the inner lining of a lung?  If so, you need to talk to Nils Voelker: his latest project, called "one hundred and eight", takes 108 garbage bags and then uses 216 computer-controlled CPU cooling fans to selectively inflate and deflate them.  The resulting wall-mounted installation is bizarrely hypnotic.

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