Saturday, August 27, 2011

Airport might not remove artwork for digital billboard


Indy Star - Indianapolis International Airport officials are reconsidering their plan to remove a prominent, three-story sculptural painting inside the terminal and replace it with a digital screen full of advertisements and scrolling art.  The move follows an outcry from the arts community -- and a nudge from Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard -- after the proposed removal of the piece, "Chrysalis," was reported earlier this month.  Read more.

Monday, August 22, 2011

World’s first digital arts trail launched in Brighton

3D World - Producers Boing Splash Media and digital agency Digicave introduce AR:Tz, the first augmented reality art trail

The event, which is due to become a permanent tourist attraction in Brighton, showcases the latest in 3D technology and augmented reality imaging.

The trail offers a series of newly commissioned augmented reality digital artworks all around the seaside town.  Read more.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

SIGGRAPH 2011 – Vancouver Recap

Hey U Guys (UK) - Hey U Guys had a chance to attend SIGGRAPH 2011 (Aug 7 – 11), a computer graphics conference that encompassed a wide array of topics relating to the entertainment, and graphic design industry. A celebration of technology and the digital art community, everything from advances in software, to videogames development, animated film screenings, and more.

Having been previously held in cities such as Los Angeles, San Diego, and Boston, this is the first time the conference has been hosted north of the border in Vancouver,Canada.  Read more.

Universities to aid growth of UK economy through creative and digital industries

The Drum (UK) - Universities in Dundee, Lancaster and Newcastle, working alongside the Royal College of Art, will lead a regional consortium that will aim to grow the UK economy through the digital and creative industries, having been awarded a £4 million grant.  Read more.

Lancaster University to lead £4m consortium for the creative economy

How Do (England) - Lancaster University, in partnership with Newcastle University and the Royal College of Art has been awarded £4m to lead a regional consortium aimed at boosting the UK economy through the growth of the digital and creative industries.

Lancaster is one of four universities in the UK chosen by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to lead a Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Creative Economy for the next four years. Each of the four universities will lead consortia that will include other universities, creative businesses, arts and culture organisations and other agencies.  Read more.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

'The Digital Eye': photographic art in the electronic age

Seattle Times - You can't trust a photograph — and that's what makes it so fascinating.

Some surreal photographic visions involve no wizardry beyond elaborate staging. Other seemingly "natural" shots are the result of self-effacing camera trickery you'd never guess was at work unless you were informed about it.

In "The Digital Eye: Photographic Art in the Electronic Age," the new exhibit at the Henry Art Gallery, curator Sylvia Wolf places the latest computer-generated advances in the medium in a satisfyingly deep context by prefacing the digital goods on display with two small galleries of work from the pre-digital age.

She goes back as far as 1856 to show that photography, even in its infancy, always had a little hocus-pocus to it.  Read more.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Magical Film Screen Lures Londoners to Arad Spectacle: Review

Bloomberg - The designer and architect Ron Arad is good at rethinking familiar objects.

In 1993, he came up with “Bookworm,” library shelving that’s curvilinear rather than horizontal. His “Curtain Call” at the Roundhouse in London is equally simple yet surprising. It’s a projection screen that isn’t flat, solid and rectangular. It’s circular, translucent and flexible.  Read more.

Indianapolis airport removing art for video screen

Chicago Tribune - A decision by Indianapolis International Airport officials to take down a three-story sculptural painting and replace it with a video screen that will show advertising is being criticized by that artist and others.

The glass-and-canvas piece called "Chrysalis" will be removed by the end of August from its prominent spot over the main escalators in the passenger terminal where it has been since its opening in 2008, said Carlo Bertolini, a spokesman for the Indianapolis Airport Authority. He said the video screen displaying digital art and advertising will go up next month.  Read more.

Autodesk Releases 3D Sculpting and Painting App for iPad

Pad Gadget - Autodesk has just released 123D Sculpt, an app for the iPad that allows you to take shapes, colors and textures and turn them into personalized pieces of art. 123D Sculpt represents one of the latest entries into a category of apps that offer to nurture and expand our creativity more than the traditional entertainment or productivity enhancing experiences we are used to.  Read more.

Lancaster digital arts charity Folly set to close

BBC - The Lancashire organisation, which specialises in interactive digital arts projects, blamed the closure on the "present financial climate".

Founded as the Folly Trust in 1989, it has worked on a number of art projects across the north west of England.  Read more.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

"Balloon Boys" unveil 20,000 square feet canvas


MIT to host the Electronic Literature Organization

MIT News - MIT has long been a premier center of technological innovation. On July 1, a new locus for literary innovation was added to the mix: the campus began hosting the headquarters of the Electronic Literature Organization.

The Electronic Literature Organization, or ELO, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization composed of an international community that includes writers, artists, teachers, scholars and developers. The Organization’s focus is new literary forms that are made to be read on digital systems, including smartphones, Web browsers and networked computers.  Read more.

Harnessing Digital Creative Power: Digital Composing

Consumer Electronic Net - If there’s one breed of super-user that has truly benefited from the computer revolution, it’s the digital artist. Improvements in multicore CPU technology haven’t just spurred artistic creativity among digital content creators; they’ve unleashed their very souls.  Read more.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

2011 NH 48 Hour Film Project winners announced

NewHampshire.com - Co-owners of a Londonderry media production company are the winners of the 2011 New Hampshire 48 Hour Film Project.

Shuffle, a silent film about a group of teenagers who get caught playing a game of co-ed strip poker, was produced by Londonderry resident Scott Orlosk and Art Murphy, of Deerfield. Together, they own Indiefair Digital Arts on Londonderry Road.  Read more.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Holland area student honored for digital art opportunity

Holland Sentinel (Michigan) - The Holland area’s Daniel Flores was recently honored as a National Club Tech Digital Arts Festivals winner with an trip to Denver. The trip was sponsored by Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Microsoft and Comcast.  Read more.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Microsoft and Comcast recognize Martin County Teens

TC Palm (Florida) - Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), Microsoft and Comcast recognized D’ojane Tippins, 14, and Jesse Forbes, 15, as National Club Tech Digital Arts Festivals winners with an expense-paid trip to Denver. Tippins produced the song Fun in Funky while Forbes created a photo illustration entitled Space (FreeLunchPhotography.com images and song attached).

“It gave me courage to sing in front of a crowd and helped me improve my musical talent,” said Tippins about her experience participating in the digital arts contest.  Read more.

What Are Speed Shows? A New Media Art Phenomenon Swoops Into New York's Chinatown

Art Info - Digital artist Evan Roth took over the 90 Bowery Internet cafe last in New York City's Chinatown last Friday for a "speed show," a new media art exhibition format that invades an ordinary space and turns it into an art gallery — for a limited time only. Roth's exhibition, called "When We Were Kings," debuted 12 new works and several old ones that he's updated.  Read more.

Serif Launches Complete Graphics Studio DrawPlus X5

Creative Boom - Illustrators looking to create digital art projects can now benefit from DrawPlus X5, the powerful and versatile graphics studio.

The latest version from Serif - a design, publishing and creative software developer - promises to give creative-types all the tools they need to produce outstanding vector art, graphics and animations.  Read more.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Adobe Unveils Photoshop & You Experience in San Francisco

Adobe - For two weeks, the Photoshop team is hosting artist talks, classes, and digital imaging activities at 550 Sutter in San Francisco.  Read more.