Saturday, August 25, 2012

All Africa: In Defence of Digital Art

All Africa (Namibia) - If Leonardo Da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa' were ever revealed to be the product of a contraption he designed in the 1400s, a whole lot of people would be really pissed off.

Pitting the traditionalists who create with the purity of brushes and pens against the new media artists who generate artworks with anything digital technology has to offer, the war between the old and the new school wages on in the name of 'real art.'  Read more.

Brighton Digital Festival Celebrates Digital Culture

Max Eternity @ Digital Art News - Running the month of September is the Brighton Digital Festival, which celebrates"all things digital," and brings together"the city’s vibrant arts and digital communities."  the festival is funded in-part by then Arts Council England, and the festival leaders say its series of events are truly "grassroots."  Learn more.

Digital Art Reflections & 10 Seconds in Time ask audiences to stop and consider

Straight.com (Vancouver) - Downtown Vancouver pulses on this warm summer night. Bands play, pedestrians stroll, the scent of hot food wafts through the open doors of pubs and restaurants. And temporary public art inserts its presence into the multisensory urban experience.

At the corner of Robson and Granville streets, look up, look wa-a-ay up. Two programs of digital art, sponsored by the City of Vancouver, are playing among the ads on the screens mounted atop the retail building at the northeast corner of those two busy thoroughfares. The first, Digital Art Reflections, features short animation and video works by local artists Diyan Achjadi, Carol Sawyer, Donna Szoke, and the Project Rainbow collective.  Read more.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Artist Hacks Digital Cameras to Produce Trippy Fabric

WIRED - The glitches in Phillip David Stearns‘ pictures are no mistake. The artist meticulously disassembled old digital cameras and futzed with the electronics. The resulting images are part of a year-long project to post one tweaked-out picture — or video, or sound, or GIF — every day.  Read more.

Aram Bartholl’s DVD Dead Drop

WIRED - For this new commissioned work, artist Aram Bartholl (Berlin, b. 1972) will embed an inconspicuous, slot-loading DVD burner into the side of the Museum, available to the public 24 hours a day. Visitors who find the Dead Drop and insert a blank DVD-R will receive a digital art exhibition, a collection of media, or other featured content curated on a monthly cycle by Bartholl or selected artists. DVD Dead Drop imbues the act of data transfer with a tangibility left behind in a world of cloud computing and appstores, using a medium—the digital versatile disc—that is quickly becoming another artifact of the past.  Read more.

Indiana: Sugar Creek Turns Digital

JC Online (Indiana) - Digital art starts the same way a traditional painting does — with a blank canvas.

Artist Lynne Medsker said there are endless possibilities for color and direction when starting fresh. But there are also endless ways to approach an existing photograph and make it into fantasy through digital art, she said.  Read more.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Digital Arts Experience Celebrates the Opening of Its New White Plains Digital Learning Center

News Times - Approximately 100 guests including family, dignitaries, and local business leaders were in attendance as The Digital Arts Experience Inc. (The DAE) proudly announced the recent opening of its new 8,000 square foot facility at 170 Hamilton Avenue in downtown White Plains.

A non-traditional, state-of-the-art learning center focused on computers, software, and the digital arts, The DAE fosters creativity and collaboration through the use of technology illustrated by the ribbon cutting itself. The DAE President and CEO Rob Kissner did a ‘virtual’ ribbon ceremony through his iPad using a cutting edge digital app. The brand new technology has only been used once before in the United States.  Read more.