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Webcam Venus [NSFW] Fuck the Dark Net: Here’s the Soft Net. Everybody knows and loves the fake Ghostface Killah blog where the author annually lists the “Top Ten Softest Rappers in the Game.”

Fuck the Dark Net: Here’s the Soft Net

While the rap game is certainly tough, it pales in comparison to the dark underbelly of the internet art community. When net artists leave the safety of the web, they get drunk, take copious amounts of drugs, get into fights, and fuck each others’ girlfriends and boyfriends like it’s a Bret Easton Ellis novel. So, to pay tribute to whoever writes that brilliant Ghostface blog, and to illuminate some of the politics of the net art world to the general public (who likes paintings and/or ceramics), I present to you: Top Ten Softest Net Artists in the Game The Jogging’s Tumblr is like some indoor kid’s delusional projection fantasy about what sports probably feel like.

Murphy’s also in this batshit crazy noise project called MSHR with Birch Cooper, and that shit isn’t soft at all, which is why she’s only at #9. Image via Andrew Birk’s Facebook account Canadian. TOILETPAPER. I am very very sorry .com by rafaël rozendaal, 2002. Sex Cams and Voyeurism Make for Great Art. Be it ubiquitous surveillance, sex cams, even carefully cropped and filtered photos, we're experiencing each other’s projected lives in new voyeuristic ways, on the internet and off.

Sex Cams and Voyeurism Make for Great Art

Our relationships with other humans is becoming increasingly complex and layered in the age of video screens and simulated experience. To multimedia artists Pablo Garcia and Addie Wagenknecht, it's art. Image: Addie Wagenknecht Garcia, an architect and art historian and Wagenknecht, a digital artist, have been exploring the tension between humanity and technology together for several years, through works that blend the carnally profane with the artistically sublime—the intimacy of human relationships with the creeping coldness of digital connection. Optimization of Parenting, 2012. Taking these weirdly intimate zones of the web and making them public—not just public, but art—is what Wagenknecht and Garcia do best. Data and Dragons, 2014.

"We’re seeing each other as edited pieces. " NeoLucida, 2014. This Real-Life Video Game Traps You in a Locked Room. When I told my claustrophobic father I was going to be locked into a windowless room, forced to solve puzzles to escape, his immediate reaction was mild anxiety.

This Real-Life Video Game Traps You in a Locked Room

“You don’t have to do this,” he said, repeatedly. “If anything goes wrong, call me, I’ll come help you.” I get that. I have issues with heights, and my guts coil when I see people climb rock-faces. But I had to emphasize to him that there was zero threat of danger in Real Escape Game, a new Toronto-based version of a growing and popular niche activity, based on “escape the room” sub-genre video games, particularly The Room and 999. But this version is live action. While video games classically borrow from reality, Real Escape Game borrows from its virtual version. Real Escape Game takes the video game design and applies it to the physical world. In the past, similar classic LucasArts and Sierra adventure games forced you to outwit objects and dialogue to further along your quest.

This App Turns Your Life into a Color Wheel. As an artist and printmaker, Arthur Buxton is interested in color's capacity to tell stories, especially through data visualizations.

This App Turns Your Life into a Color Wheel

In 2011, he scoured Vogue magazine for color trends, and visualized them with color extraction software. Buxton then found his current artistic preoccupation after hitting on the idea to distill stories in circular, chronological format with color charts. Buxton calls these digital creations "colourstories," and he wants to open up the process to everyone. With his new Colourstory app, Buxton is giving users the power to create, share, and play "abstract representations" of their lives. As Buxton told me, Colourstory accesses any set of images, automatically extracts the main colors from each one, and then presents them proportionally. "Colourstory will re-assemble the resulting colour charts in chronological order," he said. Colourstory created out from Columbia vs. Arthur Buxton holding artwork that inspired the Colourstory app. Colourstory prototype.