Some stories we’ve been reading this week:
- In Japan’s Otsuka Museum of Art, nothing in its entire collection of art is original. On the plus side, you can touch the art, and you can get a tour from a speaking robot guide.
- Having run out of paper and ink, the famed Dr. Livingstone used the juice from a berry to write his diary on an old newspaper. As early as 1874, the juice had faded and the newspaper’s dark type made it impossible to decipher. Until now.
- Stuart Little, the talking mouse, had a role in finding a long-lost avant-garde painting. Seriously.
- An artist has spent the last ten years carving a sandstone cave. The results are pretty spectacular.
- According to a number of recent studies, you can boost your creativity by looking at art.
- Is there a connection between an artist’s collecting habits and her work? Maybe.
- The Digital Public Library of America held an animated gif contest, and it only takes two words to entice you to check out the winners: typing dog.