Bits: 12.21.09

The River that Flows Both Ways, Spencer Finch, installed along the High Line, NYC

The Eyewriter is "a low-cost eye-tracking apparatus & custom software that allows graffiti writers and artists with paralysis resulting from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis to draw using only their eyes."

• Northern Lights announces its 2010 Artist on the Verge grant winners, who'll be completing works on the intersection of art and technology next year: Arlene Birt, Kyle Phillips, Janaki Ranpura, Tyler Stefanich and Tectonic Industries.

• Photographer Alec Soth is blogging again! Read him at Little Brown Mushroom. His remembrance of Larry Sultan is especially good.

• Salva Lopez's photos of abandoned water parks.

Video: David Byrne discusses his book Bicycle Diaries.

Posters 4 Tomorrow's 100 best posters of 2009. Theme: Freedom of expression.

• A new $1.99 contemporary art iPhone app, “Art for Mobile Life," starts out with a work by German artist Carsten Nicolai.

The Web 2.0 Suicide Machine: Kill your social network.

• Dickens' ivory-and-gold toothpick sells for $9,150 at auction.

• Your moment of badass cat on Roomba.

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