Aram Bartholl's public art installations are a mash-up of the real and digital worlds. "Space and cyberspace mingle and mangle one another" in his work, as sci-fi author Bruce Sterling says in the introduction to this retrospective of Bartholl's entertaining techno-art. You've likely seen his art via a Tumblr meme or buzzfed pass-around link--the USB thumb drives embedded in a wall, the ginormous red Google Map location marker placed in a plaza.
Even if you've got a passion for modern design, it can be hard to see anything new in the works of Charles and Ray Eames. Endlessly imitated, knocked off, resold, and referenced, their genius hides in plain sight, thanks to its ubiquity. It takes a pretty mammoth amount of work to bring a fresh perspective to something so familiar.
And that's precisely what you can find in The Story of Eames Furniture, which might be the definitive history of the Eames studio, and all of its brilliant designs.