Thursday, September 27, 2012

Westobou: Visual Art

The Augusta Chronicle (Georgia) - Kicking off the [Wesbou] festival Wednesday, Oct. 3, and opening the visual arts night at the Old Academy of Richmond County is Augusta-born Julia Easterlin, performing in collaboration with Atlanta digital artist Ben “Bean” Worley, combining sound and vision. The event is free.  Read more.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Media-Arts Titan: Vello Virkhaus on Amon Tobin’s ISAM Tour

Art Digital Magazine - AD MAG recently caught up with the founder of V Squared Labs.  His name is Vello Virkhaus, and if you haven’t heard of him already, chances are you’ve seen his work, because VirKhaus is arguably one of the most innovative, living art-technologist producing work in media arts today.  Read more.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ottawa Convention Centre renews digital screen proposal

Ottawa Citizen (Canada) - The Ottawa Convention Centre is looking for someone to operate a “digital wall” on the south side of the building after shelving the plans this spring because its costs were unsustainable.  Read more.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

New Art for Brooklyn

NY Times - The Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets, is now also the site of a few ambitious art projects that include a giant vinyl mural of Brooklyn’s cityscape by Mickalene Thomas...read more.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Upcoming exhibit at the Met shows how artists manipulated photos before the age of digital technology

New York Daily News - "The camera doesn't lie," or so the old saying goes.

An exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, however, will show that photographers have been toying with the truth since well before Photoshop 1.0 popped up on computers.

"Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," will open at the museum on Oct. 11 and features over 200 striking photographs taken and altered between the 1840s and the 1990s.  Read more.

Digital Superwomen

Daily Mail (UK) - Digital artist Michael Oswald describes his art as ‘photo manipulation on steroids’ and quite rightly as he transforms posed photographs into beautiful illusions.  Read more.

Art fight! Digital Animation Students Battle For Space, Respect At San Jose State

Silicon Beat (California) - After years of bubbling under the surface, the tension over the future of San Jose State University’s Animation/Illustration program erupted into protest this week and a series of petitions and letters. The problem comes down to this:

The program has become too successful. too fast.  Read more.

Biennale finds art in digital media

Jooh Soh @ Korea Times - Eclectic is the key word to describe the 7th Seoul International Media Art Biennale. This year’s event, titled “Mediacity Seoul 2012,” is ambitious, taking place on all three floors of the Seoul Museum of Art as well as the DMC Gallery in downtown Seoul. A total of 49 artists and groups from 20 countries have contributed to a wide range of installations, videos and interactive media.  Read more.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Boston CyberArts: Art on the Marquee Opening on Sept. 13

Boston CyberArts (Press Release) - Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority are presenting seven new works on "Art on the Marquee," an ongoing project to commission public media art for display on the 80-foot-tall multi-screen LED marquee outside the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in South Boston.  The works will be screened daily interspersed with commercial and informational content as part of the MCCA's longstanding neighborhood art program.  Learn more about Boston CyberArts.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Jacksonville digital billboards will display art by JU professor Lily Kuonen

Florida Times-Union - For an artist in search of an audience, the Highway Gallery project offers an unusual opportunity.

Which is why Lily Kuonen, a Jacksonville artist and professor in Jacksonville University’s division of visual arts, sought the chance to have five of her images included in a rotation of public service announcements, Amber alerts and commercial advertising on 14 digital billboards owned by Clear Channel Outdoors.

Each time one of her five images rotates onto one of the 14 billboards, it will, like the other digital ads and announcements, be visible for eight seconds before rotating off.  Read more.

Veteran artist, instructor John Miller finds new life with 'Digital'

NW Times (Illinois) - Windy City artist and retired professor John Miller didn't seek out digital art. It was bequeathed to him.

Several years ago, one of his former students who was leaving the region for the West Coast, gave him a computer that contained digital art programs.  Read more.