It's never been easy to make one's living as an artist, but these days it seems like getting your signal through all of the background noise can be even more difficult. British artist Tomas Georgeson has come up with an intriguing way of promoting his latest gallery show, reasoning that if you can't get people excited to come to your show, maybe you can just bribe them instead. To that end, Georgeson has hidden a check for the sum total of his life savings somewhere in the gallery and declared that the person who finds it gets to keep it.
The world edges closer toward digital abstraction, as the Chase Mobile iPhone application now enables account owners to Quick Deposit a check directly from their handsets, simply by taking photos of it. What?! The 2.3.1 update released today for JP Morgan Chase Bank's mobile banking app also lets you conduct QuickPay transactions person-to-person with only the payee's e-mail address. It's a new era of financial convenience. And to think just a while ago, I was receiving paper statements, ha!