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Inspired by children’s book illustrations, Sciuridaes is CMU animation student Lumi Barron’s ingenious use of high-speed photography to capture “anthropomorphic videos of little beasts in my backyard.” An final project for Golan Levin and Nica Ross’s Experimental Capture course, Barron spent eight weeks training local squirrels to eat at a miniature dinette.
In celebration of the 50th Earth Day, The Atlantic compiles 31 iconic photographs, “each a glimpse into some aspect of our environment, how it affects and sustains us, and how we affect it.” Included are pictures taken during the inaugural Earth Day protests in 1970: “Conceived as a national teach-in, patterned after the Vietnam teach-ins held on hundreds of campuses in the Spring of 1965, Earth Day is a nationwide demonstration of concern for the planet and all forms of life—not only man—who live on it.”
Operating under the rubric “connect online like it’s 1999,” this Faith Holland, Lorna Mills, and Wade Wallerstein-curated exhibition asks a big existential question of net art in the age of COVID-19: “Well Now WTF?” While it may not provide tangible answers, its 80-plus contributing artists (organizing in sardonically titled rooms including “stay home and masturbate” and “pants optional”) offer community, irreverence, and nostalgia—joyful respite during a moment of unprecedented isolation.
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