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Glad to have you here for a fairly abbreviated edition of the Spark today.

Nonetheless — we’ve got tech and art news for DAAAAYYYS.

—Clayton

TECH SECTOR

💸A number of big hedge funds are expanding their investments in tech stocks like Amazon, Microsoft, Meta, Nvidia, and Alphabet. Tech stocks have been crucial in the stock market’s recovery this year.

🤖Nvidia, meanwhile, is announcing new data center processors that are optimized for AI. HGX H200, a successor to the H100 Tensor Core GPU, has been set for release next year.

ART NOW

Ai Weiwei's Exhibition Postponed: Lisson Gallery has paused plans to mount an exhibition of the renowned artist Ai Weiwei. This decision came after a social media post by Ai Weiwei concerning Israel​​​​.

New Mural Addition: A six-story abstract mural has become the latest addition to Milwaukee’s art scene, contributing to the vibrant public art landscape​​​​.

Inverted Jenny Stamp Auction: A 1918 stamp featuring an upside-down airplane, known as the "Inverted Jenny," was sold at auction for more than $2 million. This stamp is one of the rarest and most sought-after collectibles in philately​​ (that’s stamp-collecting to you and me).

Art SG 2024: Art SG is set to return in January 2024 with exhibitions from leading international galleries, including Gagosian, White Cube, and Thaddaeus Ropac​​.

'The Alterverse' Art Exhibit: "The Alterverse," an art exhibit presented by AlterXEgo Entertainment, opens its doors to the public from November 15 to December 15 at Tumon Sands Plaza​​.

Exhibition 'Capturing the Light': A special exhibition titled "Capturing the Light," organized by the Executive Committee for Art Kogei from Japan, is currently on display at the TERRADA ART COMPLEX II BONDED GALLERY until November 21​​.

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ARCHITECTURE

Future House Awards Winners Announced: Global Design News and The Chicago Athenaeum have announced the winners of the 2023 Future House Awards, recognizing the best new global residential architecture​​.

NOMO Studio's Stepped House: In Menorca, a new architectural marvel known as the Stepped House by NOMO Studio complements the serene Mediterranean environment​​.

Design by Siamak Hariri: Siamak Hariri of Hariri Pontarini Architects has designed a residence in the rolling hills of the Niagara Escarpment, featuring a bronze 'ribbon' on its roof​​.

Inspire Future Generations Awards: Thornton Education Trust has shortlisted architecture practices for its Inspire Future Generations Awards, including AHMM, Jan Kattein Architects, and We Made That​​.

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