Friday, September 30, 2011

Pratt Institute Department Of Digital Arts To Present Fall 2011 Lecture Series

Animation World Network - The Department of Digital Arts Lecture Series is a seasonal series organized by the Department of Digital Arts in the School of Art and Design at Pratt Institute. The series features critics, artists, and curators of digital art. The guests include both emerging talent and established pioneers in the fields of digital animation, motion arts, interactive artwork, and digital imaging. Please see below for this semester's full line-up, followed by more information on each of these acclaimed artists and writers.


September 28, 2011 - Takehito Etani - "Transmutation of Life"
October 12, 2011 - Paddy Johnson - "Reviewing New Media"
November 2, 2011 - Man Bartlett - "Hashtag Space"
November 9, 2011 - LoVid (Tali Hinki and Kyle Lapidus) - "Wirefull Living, Synchro Schedule"
November 16, 2011 - Paul Miller (aka DJ Spooky) - "Sound Unbound"


This lecture series is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited.  Read more.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Samsung Aims to Replace Art Canvases with SM’ART Gallery Panels

Chip Chick - Samsung’s SMART TVs and smartphones might be all the rage nowadays, but the company is about to head into a new frontier of SMART devices, and these are the first of their kind. Samsung’s upcoming SM’ART Gallery Panels are essentially digital canvases that are designed to display fine art. The panels themselves are high resolution LCD panels that have been created to accommodate works of art.

Samsung has teamed up with Planar to develop this new display technology which they have actually been working on, for as far back as five years. The two display manufacturers have been working together to develop panels that are much higher in resolution than your standard television display, and that are able to reproduce the artists original colors and vision – down to even the texture of the display.  Read more

Saturday, September 24, 2011

"Pixel Craft" show features digital art in Oregon

Gazette Times (Oregon) - This year’s Fall Festival is going digital, with “Pixel Craft,” its first all-digital arts show featuring artists who create their artwork entirely digitally, using computer programs such as Painter and Photoshop.

The director of the festival, Cynthia Spencer, wanted to add something new and different to the arts portion of the weekend event, and worked to create “Pixel Craft” with mid-valley artist Patricia Smith, who told Spencer about an all-digital arts show she attended in Lake Oswego.  Read more.  

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Remastered' exhibition gives art classics a new digital life

Telegraph UK - For more than a decade, the Intel Inside logo has been one consumers look for on computers. Increasingly, however, it’s one that might as well be appearing on art galleries too.


The computer chip manufacturer has found in recent years that demand for so-called “digital art”, both from artists and from gallery visitors, has mushroomed. Often quirky, sometimes agonisingly pretentious projects now include computers in a range of ways, and the genre has moved rapidly on from the straightforward video installation to interactive, demanding works.  Read more.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Japanese commuter paints iPod art on train to work (VIDEO)

Telegraph UK - Using just his finger tips and a cheap application, Seikou Yamaoka carefully builds up strokes of colour on a 3.5-inch screen to create an image resembling more an oil painting than a digital artwork.  Read more.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Richard Rinehart on digital art

Bucknell University - Richard Rinehart, director of the Samek Art Gallery, discusses the importance of digital art and the Gallery's collection.

Q. What exactly is digital art and why is it important?

A. Traditional art in the Western fine art tradition would be those media that we are all familiar with: sculpture, painting, photography, printing and printmaking. Nontraditional art is any practice or form that doesn't fit into those standards, so anything from conceptual art or performance art, installation art. More recently, video art is a nontraditional form that has been around long enough to be on the cusp of becoming more of a traditional art.

Digital art is not digitized art, that is to say...read more.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Transy's new digital art festival promises plenty of 'be-boop-bop'

Kentucky.com - Transylvania University music professor Tim Polashek, who is planning the school's first digital art festival, has fielded several questions along the lines of: "Is this going to sound like real music, or be-boop-bop?"

"I'd say the latter," says Andrea Fisher, director of Transylvania's Morlan Gallery, and Polashek quickly adds, "which I consider real music."

That gets them both laughing. They're familiar with the resistance that digital art can occasionally meet.

That's what will be on full display Friday and Saturday at the inaugural Studio 300 Digital Art and Music Festival.  Read more.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Basquiat meets Mario Brothers? Digital poet Jason Nelson on the meaning of art games

Guardian UK - The phrase 'art game' means very different things to different people. True, some dismiss the whole idea as pretentious nonsense, the cynical appropriation of a mass entertainment platform by opportunist design students. But we'll ignore those views for now.

For others, it's about the sometimes disturbing experimental games produced by the likes of Jonatan Söderström and Jason Rohrer. Titles such as Clean Asia! and Passage have the trappings of sophisticated commercial releases, but often comment on the game development process or use game structures to explore much darker themes and ideas.   Read more.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Mendel Art Gallery: Digital Arts Group Pulls Out Bid

The StarPhoenix (Canada) - The group backing a digital arts centre for the Mendel Art Gallery building has pulled out of the running to occupy the space, leaving only the children's museum bidding.

The organizers behind the Frederick Mendel Digital Arts Centre of Excellence said Friday after a summer of consideration, the city's concept for the building and the Kinsmen Park area doesn't fit its plans.

"We still want our project to go forward in some form," said Anand Ramayya, owner of Karma Film, a Saskatoonbased production company involved in the bid.  Read more.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Analyst: While HP Reassesses Its Options, You Should Reassess HP

Read Write Enterprise - It's often said that business leaders make their companies in their own image. In that case, no two images ever stood in starker contrast with one another than the Hewlett-Packard of former CEO Mark Hurd, and the Hewlett-Packard of present CEO Léo Apotheker. Whether for better or worse, HP is becoming a different company than the one many enterprise clients signed their contracts with just a few years ago.

That fact has led one Forrester analyst to recommend this to his firm's clients: not that they dump HP, but that they make a careful re-assessment of their business relationship with the firm, taking into consideration whether a contingency plan for switching vendors might be in order.  Read more.

The Art of Imaging

DAN - Architectural and Design Photography: The Art of Imaging is graphics and fine art print exhibition co-hosted by The Washington Design Center and Dodge-Chrome, a premier print-services company in Washington DC.  It's a six-week exhibition

The six-week exhibit will include innovative display and “environmental décor,” in which photographic images are printed on a interesting and unusual substrate, including acrylic panels, metal and wood.  Read more.

HP exits the PC market

Wall Street Journal -Hewlett Packard Co.'s planned exit of the personal-computer business will leave Dell Inc. as the last big American supplier of both PCs and other hardware for corporations, as companies find it increasingly difficult to focus both on consumer and commercial sales.

But Dell isn't expected to follow suit with its own spinoff. The Round Rock, Texas, company on Friday argued that H-P's move largely validated a strategy it was already pursuing. Read more.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Cybersounds Electronic Music series :Boston Cyberarts teams with Atlantic Wharf

DAN ; Boston Cyberarts has partnered with Atlantic Wharf to present Cybersounds.  It's a new series of free concerts, which explores "the creative and cultural potential in the convergence of music, sound and technology to Boston's Waterfront."  Read more.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Cultural Bits: Empowering Art of the Future

Asia One - Here's an unusual art exhibition where you, the audience, can help "create" the works of art on display.

Art connects with science in the fascinating genre of digital media art, which uses a combination of video, computer animations and interactive art to express concepts and ideas.

For instance, in the exhibit, The Art of Zen 2011, you can pick up digitized 3-D features such as mountains, water, trees, flowers and man and place them on the screen showing sansui, a traditional landscape ink painting dating back to 5th Century China. An original landscape is this created.

Bulgaria launches its annual Digital Art Festival


DAN - In their third successive year, Bulgaria's National Academy of Art (NAA) will host its Digital Arts Festival--known as the DA Fest.  The event welcomes artists from around the world working in the field of digital art and new media--presenting the Bulgarian public with Internet art, sound and video art, live performance and installations.  Read more.