“I’m excited and intrigued by the way VR is working its way into the world—in this case all-encompassing virtual experiences complete with actors, recreated African bush settings and claustrophobic rooms to draw us into the films. Designers and film-makers are working to bridge the gap between mind and body through these installations—rolling up their sleeves, putting on the headset and diving in. ”

- Helen

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What happens when you let people go wild on a blank canvas. Such an insight into this crazy world of humans!

- Helen

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“Brilliant creative thinking. I’m not sure I like the idea of having skyscrapers clutter up the sky. And I’m wondering how we get up and down from this building. That said, I love that someone thought of this and then went and did the work to prove it’s viability. Now I’m challenged – what brilliant, out of the box idea have I come up with lately? I’m working on it.” – Jesse

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With a record-setting attendance — the most for the Hirshhorn in 40 years – Infinity Mirrors plays with the contrasting ideas of selfie culture and “self-obliteration”, while challenging the artist to see the work through visitors’ eyes.

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Incredible move by MoMA.  In a not so subtle response to the anti-immigration actions of late, MoMA has clearly stated that art and the art world stands in opposition to any kind of limiting or exclusion.

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“We love all things OK Go—a powerhouse of creativity and new thinking.” – Jesse

Watch the band’s latest music video here:

This tiny, tiny space, down an alley between Franklin and White Streets in Lower Manhattan, houses rotating and permanent collections of objects “overlooked, dismissed, or ignored.”  Mmuseumm’s past exhibitions include Personal Possessions Found in the Pacific, Paper Works Found in Copying Machines, and Homemade Weapons of Defense.

Creativity around every corner.

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Visit Mmuseumm’s website here.

“This is truly mind-boggling.  Proof that design is everything – in case we didn’t believe that already.” -Jesse

Watch a short video of Kokichi Sugihara’s design-based illusion here:

“I love seeing creative minds at work.” – Jesse

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Watch the video on artist Oliver Jeffer’s Dipped Paintings project here.

“At our best, artists are meant to push boundaries. I love how one artist found inspiration in New York City’s sanitation department.  Among the items – used gloves contributed by workers from 12 city agencies, compiled to create Ceremonial Arch Honoring Service Workers III.” 

-Jesse

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Read the New York Times article here.