Coldplay: Live at the Self-Checkout

Coldplay’s exciting new collaboration with grocery-store self-checkout aisles pushes the boundaries of automation, commerce, and art.

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The Mirror-Slave Dialectic

When I traced my face shape onto my mirror with lipstick, I was bowing to the needs of my inner slave. I was reaching toward the looking-glass and willing the world contained therein to reveal a great insight. Tell me my face shape so I may never again have an unflattering haircut, ye mirror!