Friday, June 29, 2012

A Review of ‘New Media: New Forms,’ at the Montclair Art Museum

NY Times - An update might be in order for the term “new media,” which was invented a few decades ago to describe video and other forms of digital art. It is not imperative, however, that this be done for “New Media: New Forms” at the Montclair Art Museum, since most of the works by the 13 artists in the show employ familiar technology and strategies endemic to contemporary art, like sampling, appropriating and remaking older artworks.  Read more.

The 'accidental' artist, who uses her computer as canvas

MiD Day (New York) - If you stop by The Bagel Shop in Bandra over today and tomorrow, you can catch digital artworks by Vasundhara Prakash. The 30-year-old script-writer, discovered her love for the artform, two years ago, while trying to make her profile on the social networking site, Facebook, more interesting.  Read more.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The new, larger version of the Internet: IPv6


IPV6 Launched Today

Tech News Daily - Did you notice anything odd with your Internet connection today? Probably not, but the Internet started changing in a big way under the hood, with websites and Internet service providers turning on a new technology to transmit data.

The Internet's been running on a system that was originally developed 35 years ago as part of an experimental project called ARPAnet in the U.S. Defense Department. That's when researchers created something called Internet Protocol version 4, or IPv4. [4 Decades of Clever Technology]  Read more.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Digital Graffiti: Painting the town with light

News Herald (Florida) - Digital Graffiti is the world’s first projection art festival, with artists using the latest technologies to project their original works onto the town’s iconic white walls.

For decades, artists have used whatever animation and projection technologies were available to cast images onto the walls of skyscrapers and other urban structures. However, Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is the first outdoor festival specifically organized to celebrate and showcase these unique talents, according to promotional materials for the event.

“Our town literally becomes their blank canvas,” said Kelli Siler, Alys Beach’s senior event manager.  Read more.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

28 new studios in the Tannery Arts Center's new Digital Media and Creative Arts Center.

Mercury News (California) - Hundreds of art fans turned out Friday night for an opening celebration of 28 new studios in the Tannery Arts Center's new Digital Media and Creative Arts Center.

Built in the skeleton of a leather tannery operation that dates to the 1860s, city leaders said the $7 million project was a success.

"The whole goal is to really create a vibrant home for the arts regionally," said Bonnie Lipscomb, director of economic development for the city of Santa Cruz. "It's phenomenal," she said of the outcome.  Read more.