Sunday, November 27, 2011

How flood led to digital art innovation at Coda Arts

The Journal (UK) - More than eight years ago, a flood hit Peter McAdam's flat, ruining many of his old photos. All the same, once he'd fished them out, he couldn’t take his eyes off them.

“I scanned them into the computer, because I was fascinated by the textures”, he said. “I did a series of films on them in 2007, and then I started thinking that it might be great if the images could somehow be sparked off by sound.”

McAdam has been working on the concept for Coda Arts for four years. The idea is to create a collage of images that react to sound. The user uploads certain background images, and as noises play, these images pop up around and on top of each other, creating a bubbling, flowing picture.  Read more.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Digital Darkroom: An Exploration of Altered Realities

ABC News (blog) - Images have been manipulated since the earliest days of photography. Techniques such as retouching, compositing and multiple exposures have been employed in the darkroom for generations, and with the advent of computer technologies, new styles have emerged. An exhibit at Los Angeles’ Annenberg Space for Photography showcases the work of 17 artists and explores the intersection of art and technology. “Digital Darkroom” opens to the public Dec. 17, 2011, and runs through May 28, 2012.  Read more.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New Digital Art and Media Projection festival opens in Eugene, Oregon

KVAL (Oregon) - From near the top of the parking garage at the Hult Center, a group turns on a projector and plays a reel.

In just moments, moving images like graffiti and recorded videos appear on the side of the Hult Center.

The images are all part of the first ever Digital Art and Media Projection festival in Eugene.  Read more.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thousands Believe in University's digital showcase

Creative Boom - Nearly 3,000 people from Salford and Manchester enjoyed a stunning showcase of digital art and technology last weekend when the University of Salford threw open the doors of its new MediaCityUK building for a fantastic free multimedia event.

Entitled Believe, the event celebrated the latest in digital entertainment and creativity brought to life at the University's new MediaCityUK site.  Read more.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Ironbridge Gorge Museum to host Digital Art Installation As part of the London 2012 Festival

Wellington News (UK ) - The programme of events for the London 2012 Festival has been announced with leading artists from all over the world coming together in the UK’s biggest ever nationwide festival. Over 1,000 events will take place across the country with more than 10 million free opportunities for people to get involved through dance, music, theatre, the visual arts, film and digital innovation.  Read more.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Digital art presents preservation challenges for museums

Deutche Welle (Germany) - Museum guests can currently make their way through a jungle of digital art works at the Karlsruhe Center for Art and Media (ZKM). A giant bank of 50 television screens flickers as if someone is constantly zapping the channel. Next to it, visitors can pedal a real bicycle through a virtual world, steering their way through words projected onto an enormous screen. They can also use an iPhone App to create a random painting.

But despite the differences in when, how and why they were created, the works in this exhibition titled "Digital Art Works: the Challenges of Conservation" have one thing in common: They are all in danger of disappearing.  Read more.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Frequency Festival

Lincoln (UK) - Frequency Festival attracted 14,000 visitors to the city’s art venues as well as some creative locations during last week’s half term school holiday.

The LPAC, Collection, Usher Gallery, The Drill Hall and even the streets were taken over by digital arts that included...read more.

Digital Art Expands Opportunities for Young Artists in Romania Read more: http://www.globalpressinstitute.org/global-news/eastern-europe/romania/digital-art-expands-opportunities-young-artists-romania#ixzz1cgYyefRI

Global Press Institute (Romania) - Oana Livia, 26, is a mixed media artist. Livia, from Focsani, a city in eastern Romania, says she prefers to combine traditional and digital techniques to create her artwork.

To make her art, Livia first draws on paper, then retouches the pieces digitally. She says digital technology has improved her work.  Read more.