Filmmaker Miranda July's New Somebody App Lets Your Intimate Messages Be Delivered By a Complete Stranger

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If Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Tumblr don't allow you to air quite enough of your private life, Miranda July's got the app for you. The filmmaker, artist, and author launched Somebody today, a messaging service that enlists strangers to verbally deliver your messages.

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Is the New Museum 'Psycho Tank' Giving People Ear Infections?

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The Carsten Höller Experience exhibit at the New Museum is doing very well -- so well, in fact, that the price of admission was just raised to a hefty $16. But it's not all innocent fun and sliding and hanging out in sensory deprivation pools; according to an item on Gothamist today, the salty Psycho Tank might be giving people ear infections. A reader who visited the exhibit at the end of November wrote to them:

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New Museum Raising Admission Prices For Carsten Höller Exhibit

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The slide at the New Museum.
The Carsten Höller Experience exhibit at the New Museum has been running since October and is extremely popular. It features a three-story slide and also Psycho Tank, a "heavily salinated sensory deprivation tank" where people can take off their clothes and float. (There are showers on premises, FYI.)

The prospect of sliding down a slide and floating nude in a salty pool is so popular, in fact, that the museum is raising the price of admission from $12 to $16.

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