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Some Great Opening Title Sequences (For Not-So-Great Shows)

Mark Lashley | Posted 08.08.2012 | TV
Mark Lashley

Here's a short list of current and recent shows whose opening titles make us expect something great, even if we're ultimately let down.

The Democratic New 'Lego Art Movement'

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 06.06.2012 | Home

You can make anything with a pile of Legos. Kids have known that for decades, and according to PBS, artists are now catching on. The channel's online ...

The Cultural Significance Of Tattoos

The Huffington Post | Amber Genuske | Posted 04.30.2012 | Home

Tattoo culture is as vast as the art itself. It's history dates back to 3,000 BC, but it has persisted as a prevalent, modern day artform. "Tattoos: P...

How The Internet Has Made Art Better

Posted 03.26.2012 | Home

We've written before about PBS' OffBook web show, a bi-monthly video series devoted to "cutting edge arts." The show has a tendency to preach to a cho...

The History Of The Animated GIF

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 03.08.2012 | Home

If you were to take every image ever created in the Graphics Interchange Format and order the whole lot chronologically one after the other, you'd hav...

A Short Documentary About How Books Can Be Art

Posted 12.31.2011 | Home

You don't have to read a book to appreciate it. A new entry in PBS's Off Book short documentary series, "Book Art," explores some of the different ...

Unlikely Love Story: Artists And Computers

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 12.07.2011 | Home

How do you "recreate the essence of life in digital form"? For generative artist, the answer is in using technology -- like computer algorithms, an...