ASMR videos are edgy, unnerving and almost avant-garde. Is it time to consider them art?
PHILADELPHIA - They feature slime, crackling plastic, whispering, scratching, brushing and the thrumming of exquisitely groomed fingernails. They are, depending on whom you talk to, either the antidote to anxiety or a wellspring of annoyance.
But might they also be art?
Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response videos - ASMR to the millions of viewers who devour them online - have been described as therapy, sleep aids and brief vacations to Tingleville. Also, a chance to watch stranger...