The world has become so complex that even Stephen Hawking is unsure whatâ€™s going on. We canâ€™t explain what we donâ€™t understand, and when words elude us we turn to art for answers. Several publishers this week are tapping into the collective concern people are feeling.
Buzzfeed News is covering Inktober (artists from all over the world make one ink drawing a day for the entire month of October) and Ohio artist Shawn Coss whoâ€™s gorgeous but haunting images of mental health disorders are getting tremendous response.
The Internet has gone a bit bonkers over an odd looking terracotta sculpture of baby Jesus.
But thatâ€™s nothing compared to the #TrumpBookReport meme. Antonio French kicked it off in a tweet where he compared Trumpâ€™s foreign policies to badly written teenage book reports:
Trumpâ€™s foreign policy answers sound like a book report from a teenager who hasnâ€™t read the book. â€œOh, the grapes! They had so much wrath!â€
â€” Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) October 20, 2016
Now, whether or not it counts as art Iâ€™m not sure, but we love this bike lock that emits a horrible smell that will make a thief vomit if they cut the lock.
What an imaginative way to use technology to course correct without violence. I hope we find similar antidotes to the threats posed by AI that Hawking sees ahead of us.
Originally published at www.kaleida.com on October 21, 2016.