Saturday, January 28, 2012

Whitney Museum’s Artport: Redesigned and Relaunched

Max Eternity for Art Digital Magazine (AD MAG) - The Whitney Museum of American Art–located in uptown NYC, near Central Park, and housed in one of Marcel Breuer’s most iconic, béton brut, architectural designs–announced today the redesign and relaunch of Artport. Christiane Paul–a noted professor of digital art and new media, and author of several books on the subject–is the Whitney’s adjunct curator of digital and new media, and wrote today in a press release:  Read more.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Anonymous Retaliates Over Megaupload, Megavideo Shutdown: SOPA, PIPA Links?

FOX (business) News - Popular file-sharing sites, Megaupload and Megavideo, were shut down by federal prosecutors on Thursday and hackers from Anonymous retaliated by launching an attack on federal and public Web sites: The online battle over Internet piracy just got personal.

Megaupload and Megavideo, content-sharing Web sites that receive more than 50 million hits per day, got taken down by the Department of Justice on Thursday after an indictment claimed the sites have committed copyright infringement. Read more

Congress Puts SOPA, PIPA on Hold

PC World (blog) - Rocked by Internet protests, the U.S. Congress is postponing action on the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was scheduled to call a vote for PIPA on January 24. That was before Internet users and prominent websites staged a day of protest on Wednesday, which included a censored Google Doodle and blackouts of Wikipedia, Craigslist and Reddit. In light of the protests, several lawmakers withdrew their sponsorships of SOPA and PIPA, while others came out in opposition to the bill.  Read more.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New UK Digital Art Prize Launched

ArtLyst - Samsung Electronics have announced the launch of the UK's first media art competition - the Samsung Art+ prize. It will showcase the works of technologically-forward contemporary artists and is designed to increase the awareness of new media art in the UK. The panel will elect a winner, awarding them a £10,000 prize-and name a second prize-winner who will take £5000, with a third prize being chosen by public vote on-line in the new year.  Read more.

3D documentary of Packard Plant to screen in DIA film series

Detroit Free Press - “Plant (3D),” a new three-dimensional digital video of the abandoned Packard plant in Detroit created by the digital art collective known as The OpenEnded Group, will be shown at the Detroit Institute of Arts from Jan. 20-Feb. 5.  Read more.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Watermans International Festival of Digital Art

Design Week (blog) - The Watermans gallery has announced a series of six interactive commissions for its International Festival of Digital Art 2012.

Inspired by the Olympic Games and Cultural Olympiad, the year-long project is designed to trigger discussion on the impact of technology in art and the meaning and boundaries of participation.  Read more.  Read more.