150 Security Cameras Address the Issue of Privacy


Urban art firm SpY has created a massive installation, simply titled Cameras, made up of 150 fake security cameras all mounted onto the side of a building in Madrid, Spain. Viewing nothing in particular, the art piece is a clear statement about the concerns of privacy in our modern global society.

From George Orwell’s popular dystopian novel 1984 to current concerns about NSA spying, the feeling of constantly being monitored is an upsetting idea that has led to a number of debates throughout our modern time. Anonymity is obsolete, everyone is spotlighted, and SpY’s installation heightens this feeling of invaded privacy through 150 surveying, digital eyes.













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December 10, 2016

World Map Reveals What Each Country Does Better Than Any Other

Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called International Number Ones. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the map. Being the number one at something isn’t necessarily a compliment. Many countries are the “best” when it comes to issues that are morally reprehensible.

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December 9, 2016

Intricately Detailed Floating Cube Casts Stunning Shadows

We have always been big fans of Pakistan-born artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s mesmerizing art. In 2014, we raved about Intersections, a captivating wooden cube that cast dreamy shadows with a single light bulb. Fortunately for us, Agha is still creating intricate installations in this style, with her most recent, radiant piece being All The Flowers Are For Me. Like Intersections, All The Flowers Are For Me plays with light and space.

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