Sunday, February 19, 2012

New ARTPORT Commission: America's Got No Talent

Christiane Paul @ Whitney Museum of American Art - "America’s Got No Talent" is a web-based software project by Jonah Brucker-Cohen and Katherine Moriwaki that synthesizes and processes the steady stream of Twitter feeds for several American reality television shows such as "American Idol," "America’s Got Talent," "America’s Next Top Model," and "X Factor US" among others in this genre. The project highlights when and how these shows gain popularity through social media and followers. When tweets are sent, they are dynamically displayed along with the bias for each program which is based on retweets from followers as well as fans. The visualization takes the form of a horizontal bar graph in the shape of an American flag that updates dynamically. Each show’s virtual presence grows in size based on the amount of attention it receives from social media users worldwide, creating a measurement meter that ranks popular media on their social exposure, rather than their credit as viable media sources.  Visit project here.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Visual Art Meets Digital Billboard In Boston

Max Eternity @ Art Digital Magazine - George Fifield, the founder of the Boston Cyberarts Festival--a biennial digital and virtual art exhibition and presentation of colossal proportions--has done it again, with a new public art project called  "Art on the Marquee."  This is Fifield's latest collaborative foray, working in partnership with the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, who have commissioned visual art for display--in rotation alongside marquee announcements and advertisements--on their new 80-foot-tall multi-screen LED marquee; located at the site of the Boston Conention & Exhibition Center in South Boston.  It's a clever and creative use of the urban and digital landscape folding in as one, incorporating commercial and fine art in text and design.  Visit the "Art On The Marquee" website for more info.

Creativity met technology at the recently concluded ‘2nd All India Digital Art Exhibition’

Deccan Herald (Pakistan) - Creativity met technology at the recently concluded ‘2nd All India Digital Art Exhibition’ where more than 80 computer generated paintings of artists from all over the country were displayed. Read more.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Jersey City artist incorporates African influence in his art

NJ.com (New Jersey) - Darin DeField’s art is nursed by his curiosity.

The Jersey City artist’s mixed media collages, photographs and digital prints often incorporate elements African art, as viewers will see in his upcoming exhibit “Afrocentricity.”  

Bold colors, tribal patterns, figures in silhouette and mask-inspired faces are frequently found in DeField’s work, which vibrates with frenetic energy.  Read more.

Vancouver's dynamic art scene

Vancouver Sun - Slated to be finished this summer is a brand new 51,000-square-foot Centre for Digital Media. The environmentally friendly building will be heated with geothermal energy and have a green roof and solar panels. Besides classrooms and studio space, it will also have 76 studio apartments — which has already been called a “digital dormitory.”  Read more.