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Making Portraits Out of DNA

Everywhere we go, we leave a trail of personal information – in the stray hairs that land on park benches, or saliva on the edges of coffee cups. And artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg may be collecting that information, whether you like it or not.

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Romare Bearden: An Artist in Winter

Probably the most famous African-American visual artist of the 20th century, Romare Bearden was best known for a singular approach to collage art that incorporated scraps of wallpaper, glossy magazines, and fabric into a kind of patchwork cubism.

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Mind Games: Designing with EEG

EEG is almost a century old, and it's creeping out of the research lab. Headsets embedded with electrodes to read electrical activity in the brain are commercially available, and designers are using that information for all sorts of purposes.

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Winner: Photo Remix Challenge

Last month, we gave you a challenge: photographers Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor provided ten images for you to remix into an original composition. We received more than 600 entries, ranging from the poetic to the eerie, to the just plain far-out.