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FXX Now Airing Every Episode of ‘The Simpsons’ Over the Course of 12 Days

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The Simpsons

Cable network FXX is now airing every episode of The Simpsons (see previously) — 25 seasons in total — over the course of 12 days. The 552nd episode, “The Yellow Badge of Cowardge”, is scheduled to air at 11:30pm ET on Monday, September 1st and will end the marathon. FXX has released a full schedule with times and titles, as well as specific divisions by season and day.

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‘Pixel’, A Short Video Profiling the Work of Pixel Artist Kyle McCoy

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“Pixel” is a short video by One Focus Video that profiles the work of Kyle McCoy, an artist who creates pop culture pixel art using plastic beads. The video is a mediation on his minimalist work, asking the question of what it takes to make an image recognizable.

One pixel, if it does its job right, doesn’t have a lot of power. It’s the pixel on your computer screen that goes dead — that’s the pixel you’re going to notice. You’re going to notice the pixel that isn’t there. It can’t get any simpler than one pixel.

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Trumpet City, A Touring Art Instillation Featuring an Army of Trumpets Droning in a Public Space

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Trumpet City is a live art installation produced by On Foot Productions involving 18 or more trumpets playing droning notes for an hour. The instillation first took place in Zurich in 2009 and has since been mounted in Bern, Switzerland and, most recently, New York City, the latter of which included 92 trumpets.

The work is made up of four 15-minute sections, which may flow one into the next. Each section contains a single melody made up of long tones perforated by silence. The melody starts in the low range of the trumpet, blending with the drone of traffic noise common to many cities. Over the course of the hour, the trumpets rise out of this drone.

trumpet city

trumpet city

trumpet city

trumpet city

trumpet city

images via On Foot Productions

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