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While emphasizing the multiple correspondences between collectives and groups like Arte Povera, Archizoom, Superstudio, and figures such as Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Mendini, The Italian Avant-Garde: 1968-1976 also highlights previously overlooked spaces, works, and performances generated by Zoo, Gruppo 9999, and Cavart. Newly commissioned interviews and essays by historians and curators shed light on the era, while contemporary practitioners discuss its complex legacy continue

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So far this year's Google I/O has been very developer-centric—perhaps not surprising given that I/O is, at the end of the day, a developer's conference. Especially compared to last year's skydiving, Glass-revealing, Nexus-introducing keynote, yesterday's three-and-a-half-hour keynote presentation focused overwhelmingly on back-end technologies rather than concrete products aimed at consumers.

There's still plenty to see. All this year we've been taking photos to show you just what it's like to cover these shows—we've shown you things as large as CES and as small as Nvidia's GPU Technology Conference. Our pictures from the first day of Google I/O should give you some idea of what it's like to attend a developer conference for one of tech's most influential companies.


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I/O is held in the west hall of the Moscone Center, and between the giant Google signs and this real-life Google Maps pin you'd be hard-pressed to miss it.

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The 15th-century Wladislaw Hall in Prague, with its large double windows, is one of the earliest appearances of Renaissance forms in German lands. Yet what is most spectacular about the great hall (above) is what was then most passé: the rib-vaulting done in late Gothic style.

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This weekend, the first part of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival took place in Indio, California. More than 225,000 people gathered to hear performances by more than 140 artists including Radiohead, Bon Iver, Gotye, The Hives, and Florence and the Machine. A lifelike projection of the late rapper Tupac Shakur even took the stage last night during the closing act with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. The festival wraps up next weekend, April 20 through 22. [33 photos]

Jarvis Cocker of the British band Pulp, in silhouette, performs during the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, on April 13, 2012, in Indio, California. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

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