Monday, July 30, 2012

Digital art, a new genre

The Hindu (India) - Digital technology has transformed painting, drawing, sculpture and music/sound art. Net art, digital installation and virtual reality are recognised artistic practices. Geeta Padmanabhan on the growing popularity of digital art.  Read more.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Hellicar & Lewis Intel Triptych visualises abstract computing concepts that will help those with autism

TechDigest - Ever wanted to dive into a scene from Tron, seeing a world of computer code come to life around you? The Intel Triptych digital art installation, designed in partnership with tech-inspired visual artists Hellicar & Lewis, gave a glimpse as to how that may feel.

Using Intel's 3rd generation processors, designers Pete Hellicar and Joel Lewis focussed on bringing to life three otherwise-abstract computing concepts (hence the "Triptych" title). The "Performance", "Security" and "Design" installations see visitors to the exhibition (held last night at the Vinyl Factory in Soho, London) interact with Microsoft's Kinect motion sensors, hooked up to Intel-powered laptops, creating visuals projected onto giant screens that reacted differently depending on a visitor's movements.  Read more.

MTA Unveils Digital Art At Bleecker Street Station

NY1.com (New York) - The latest sculpture commissioned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and unveiled on Friday is causing riders to stop in their tracks.

The piece by Leo Villareal, called "Hive," is on the uptown platform of the 6 train in the Bleecker Street station.  Read more.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Digital art takes centre stage

Canada.com - The Cowichan Valley Arts Council (CVAC) presents a curated Digital Arts Expo - the first of its kind for the group - from July 6 to Aug. 4.

The display brings together the works of 12 digital visual artists and one digital sound artist in an attempt to introduce the Cowichan Valley to artists who work digitally.

A grand opening is scheduled for Tuesday, July 10 starting at 7 p.m.  Read more.

Future Perfect: Digital dreams

Phillippine Star - Nineteen-year-old PampangueƱa Steph Manuel has been silently showcasing her digital work on her Tumblr (www.astrobazooka.tumblr.com) for archiving’s sake. But when an international star like Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams praises your designs, it’s a sign that your work isn’t meant to be placed on the back burner. Armed with only her sketchpad, a scanner and her laptop’s trackpad, this fine arts senior from the University of Santo Tomas is out to prove that heavy imagination and a steadfast hold on her design dreams is more than enough to start making waves in the digital art arena. She made her publication debut with Rogue magazine’s June issue, now, we interview Steph Manuel on her slow but steady rise to digital success.  Read more.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Math as art? It all adds up

John Pohl @ The Gazette (Monteal) - Austere but elegant, the mathematics-based interpretations of the world’s ubiquitous data flows now on display at DHC/ART in Old Montreal speak of a brainy creator, the Japanese-born, Paris-based Ryoji Ikeda.  Read more.