Saturday, December 28, 2013

Adjunct Faculty: Academic Apartheid

Robert W. Fuller @ Common Dreams - In choosing the academic life, most teachers expect to be part of a community committed to freedom, fairness, and justice. It’s the rare academic who does not take pride in belonging to an honorable profession.  Read more.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Art & Soul: Glitches inspire digital interpretation

Savannah Morning News - Seattle artist Cait Willis’ pulse quickens when a Netflix movie stutters on her TV. Her heart skips a beat when Skype jams, causing a friend’s face to freeze onscreen in a pixilated digital cloud.

This experimental artist has a passion for glitches and is constantly on the hunt for malfunctions in our digital world. “Glitch/White Noise,” a new solo exhibit at Indigo Sky Community Gallery, reveals Willis’ fascination with jammed signals and system errors.  Read more.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Can BlackBerry Be Fixed?

Information Week - BlackBerry's third fiscal quarter was brutal. Sales of its smartphone plunged to new lows and the company was forced to take another writedown on unsold device inventory. The smartphone maker may have revealed a new turnaround strategy, but its success is hardly assured.  Read more.

Friday, December 13, 2013

eepmon makes art in the digital age

Ottawa Citizen - As a kid growing up in Cumberland, east of Ottawa, in the ’80s, the digital artist known as eepmon wasn’t the cool kid.

It’s not that he wasn’t funny, smart or talented. He was all that — and then some. It’s just that he lacked the one thing that would ensure lasting popularity with his buddies in school: a good Internet connection.  Read more.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Teaneck artist releases book on digital art

North Jersey - That mobile device in your pocket — the one on which you text, check sports scores and keep abreast of what's trending at the moment— may be the artistic tool for this generation's Picassos, Dalis and Warhols.

A worldwide movement is growing of artists creating art on their cellphones and tablets; the most prominent is 76-year-old British artist David Hockney, whose lifetime's work is currently on display at San Francisco's de Young Museum, including several of his iPad pieces.  Read more.

100 Creatives 2013: Matt Adams, Digital Artist and Independent Curator

Houston Press - If you're looking for a fight on who qualifies as a "real" art curator, you won't find one with Matt Adams. That's not because he doesn't have any thoughts on the issue, he does. He just doesn't think the debate is worth the effort. "There's been a lot of talk over the last few years because anyone can call themselves a curator. I just choose not to engage in those discussions because it's pointless.  Read more.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

"The Wrong" Digital Art Biennale Asserts "Hacking is the new Graffiti"

Complex Art + Design - Even as GIF files are selling for upwards of a thousand dollars, how does one showcase art as a limited commodity when the commodity itself exists only in the digital sphere? That’s a problem addressed, and solved, by “The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale,” an online exhibition of digital art now open for viewing until December 30 2013. The biennale has been in the works for more than a year and collects “the best of the best” digital art, according to its 30 curators.  Read more.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Native art now: indigenous and digital

Guardian UK - Many Britons today are barely aware of the extent of their nation's imperial history, but the wounds of colonialism are never far from the surface of indigenous arts in the dozens of countries that were once former colonies.  Read more.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The cutting edge of digital fabrication fills the Museum of Art and Design

Tree Hugger - 3D printing is all the rage these days, but in fact there are a number of technologies that produce 3D objects directly from computer designs, including the additive fabricating that is known as 3D printing...read more.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Apple’s iPad serves as digital medium for David Hockney’s latest art exploration

Vancouver Sun - Happily hunched over his iPad, Britain’s most celebrated living artist David Hockney is pioneering in the art world again, turning his index finger into a paintbrush that he uses to swipe across a touch screen to create vibrant landscapes, colourful forests and richly layered scenes.  Read more.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Apple unveils iPad Air, iPad Mini with Retina display

USA Today - Apple is hosting an event in San Francisco on Tuesday, where it is widely expected the company will announce a new lineup of iPad tablets.  Read more.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Raspberry Pi gets low-cost camera bundle

Imaging Resource - When Raspberry Pi first announced a camera module for the super-affordable mini-computer, you had to buy the $25 camera separately from the $25-$35 main unit. Now the organization has announced that it's selling both parts as a bundle, and it's a dirt cheap way to get your hands on them.  Read more.

RECENT: Auction house Phillips partners with Tumblr for its first ever digital art auctio

Cool Hunting - Although its main focus has been on contemporary art and design in the last decade, Phillips has never held an auction dedicated to digital art—until now. The historic international auction house partnered with Tumblr (undoubtedly one of the most popular platforms used by emerging and established digital artists to share their work) for Paddles ON!, an exhibition and auction curated by Lindsay Howard that showcases artists who are using new technologies to create works that are shaping the developing genre of digital art.  Read more.

Monday, October 7, 2013

LG to start producing flexible displays for smartphones

USA Today - Electronics giant LG says it will start production of a flexible OLED display for use in smartphones.

The panels are built using plastic instead of glass that allows them to bend without breaking.  Read more.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Adobe reports massive security breach

PC World - Adobe reported what it called a “sophisticated” cyberattack on its network where hackers gained unauthorized access to confidential customer information including IDs and encrypted passwords. The hack affects some 2.9 million customers worldwide, the company estimates.  Read more.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Art & Algorithms fest a digital feast for the eyes

Florida Today - The mayor of Titusville and the president of its Chamber of Commerce see the future, and it is digital. And artistic.

Art & Algorithms, a festival of the digital arts organized by Greater Titusville Renaissance, the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce and Brevard Cultural Alliance, among others, will take place Oct. 4 through 13. It will include most things artistic and digital...read more.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Rural Arts Education and the Digital Divide

Rose Haywood @ Business 2 Community - Broadband Internet access might not seem like an issue for the 70% of Americans who have it. But for those who don’t, the digital divide is real – and it’s a real problem. 

It’s a problem that disproportionately affects people living in rural areas. According to a 2013 White House report, only 58% of rural residents in the U.S. have broadband Internet access at home. That’s compared to 72% of urban residents. In total, over 100 million U.S. homes lack broadband access.  Read more.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Digital arts in Wales: now is the time for investing and experimenting

Guardian UK - Most of us are happy with the concept that change for change's sake isn't necessarily a good idea. Our reasons for instigating change have to come from some sort of prompt; whether as a result of research or feedback, there has to be a trigger for action, or some form of inspiration that drives the need for change.  Read more.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Art League to host digital art workshop

The Island Now (New York) - The Art League of Long Island will be hosting a digital art experience on Sept. 20, featuring an interactive digital art workshop and a demonstration of digital sculpting. Visitors will also be able to view a graphic art exhibit of up and coming young digital artists in the Art League’s Strolling Gallery.  Read more.

Friday, August 30, 2013

In King's Lynn, Oliver Westrup brings art into the digital age

King's Lynn (UK) - An artist from Lynn is launching his new online store this weekend for fans of his digital artwork to order one-of-a-kind designs based on their Facebook or Instagram pictures.  Read more.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Are high-tech digital tattoos the next big thing?

MSN Now - It seems like you can’t go anywhere these days without running into someone who has at least one tattoo. The art form once reserved for sailors and military servicemen now attracts...read more.

Digital arts in Wales: now is the time for investing and experimenting

Guardian UK - Most of us are happy with the concept that change for change's sake isn't necessarily a good idea. Our reasons for instigating change have to come from some sort of prompt; whether as a result of research or feedback, there has to be a trigger for action, or some form of inspiration that drives the need for change.  Read more.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Legally blind artist, 98, creates digital art

WKYC (Ohio) - Just over a decade ago, World War II veteran Hal Lasko began losing his eyesight to a condition called wet macular degenration.  Read more.

Monday, August 5, 2013

UX designer and hashtag creator Chris Messina leaves Google for NeonMob

Next Web - Chris Messina has left Google to join the digital collectibles platform NeonMob. The former developer advocate and UX designer for the search company announced in a blog post that he will be working to build the new startup’s community and service, something he describes as “an important, new platform for digital creatives and art enthusiasts.”  Read more.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

97-Year-Old Creates Amazing Digital Art Using Microsoft Paint

Technabob - I remember creating a bunch of digital artwork on Microsoft Paint when I was still a kid. A single painting took hours to complete, and I would always print the finished drawing when I was done. I found a couple of them when I was cleaning up our attic and let me just say that the mermaid I drew looked more like an alien goldfish.  Read more.

Do we need buildings for digital art?

Guardian UK - Entering an art gallery is an act of escapism – whether visitors become absorbed in a landscape painting or engrossed in video work, they arrive willing to be transported. But what does it say of the purpose of the gallery if artists ask viewers to turn around and walk back out onto the street?

The Liverpool arts centre FACT has brought this scenario to life, as it celebrates the building's 10th birthday with the exhibition, Inside Out. International artist collective, Manifest.AR (the AR standing for augmented reality) are presenting new work within the exhibition, which encourages people to leave the building to pace the city on a hunt for virtual objects, experienced via smartphone applications and GPS positioning technology.  Read more.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

WaterColorBot Paints Digital Artwork in Watercolor

technabob - Sometimes, I get the feeling that digital artwork lacks the personal touch that you find in traditional artwork. You can’t really see the strokes the artist made on the canvas, for one, and any errors or misplaced strokes are quickly edited out.  Read more.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Artist creates generative portraits using images from Hubble Space Telescope

Digital Arts Online - Artist Sergio Albiac has used images sourced from the Hubble Space Telescope and photographs sent in by the public to create a series generative portraits for his Stardust exhibition.  Read more.

Microsoft attacks iPad to unload Surface RT inventory

c|net - Despite a $900 million write-down against its quarterly earnings for excess Surface RT inventory, or more precisely because of it, Microsoft launched a new ad to promote the hybrid tablet/laptop at a $150 discount from its original $499 price.

The 32GB $349 unit is compared to a 32GB $599 iPad in the ad, with an Apple Siri-like voice, representing the iPad, saying, "I'm sorry, I don't have a USB port...This is not going to end well for me," and concluding with the question, "Do you still think I'm pretty?"  Read more.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Digital Art Center Celebrates One Year Anniversary in White Plains

White Plains Patch - Rob Kissner, president of the Digital Arts Experience in White Plains, admits that things were rough in the early going after the center opened on July 11, 2012.

In fact, it wasn’t that long ago when the center was contemplating closing down.

“We’re very different than our original plan sort stated we would be at this point,” Kissner said Thursday during a gathering celebrating the center’s one year anniversary.  Read more.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

3D-printing with liquid metal at room temperature

C|net - A new method for printing 3D structures and wires from liquid metal opens up possibilities for flexible and stretchable electronic connections.  Read more.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Digital technology's impact on the creative experience

Iowa Now - New technologies are transforming how people create, perform, and experience art, expanding access and opening opportunities for meaningful public involvement. A new University of Iowa initiative emphasizes all aspects of this transformation—from the intersection of art and technology, to its implications for audiences and communities.  Read more.

Will the digital age kill off art?

Jonathan Jones @ Guardian UK - What is the future of the artist in a digital interactive age? Will artists this century be intensely individualistic and enigmatic visionaries, or managers of the creative activities of crowds?  Read more.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Doug Engelbart, inventor of computer mouse, dies at 88

Guardin UK - Doug Engelbart, a visionary who invented the computer mouse and developed other technology that has transformed the way people work, play and communicate, has died. He was 88.  Read more.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

New faculty cluster in public digital arts

Iowa Now - New technologies are transforming how people create, perform, and experience art, expanding access and opening opportunities for meaningful public involvement. A new University of Iowa initiative emphasizes all aspects of this transformation—from the intersection of art and technology, to its implications for audiences and communities.  Read more.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Rooftop restaurant retooled as gallery with show of digital art

The Daily Star (Lebanon) - Iris is the An-Nahar Building’s swank rooftop restaurant. At month’s end, the indoor area of the space will dabble in a different type of cultural production with “What? About You,” an exhibition of works by Romanian artist Alina Teodorescu. Part of a project being headed up by the space’s art adviser Vanessa Clark, the show is presented under the patronage of the Romanian Embassy.

Born in 1982, Teodorescu comes from an artistic family. Clark said the artist and her father collaborated to make several public art pieces – including murals and stained glass windows.

The show will be comprised of acrylic-on-canvas works, acrylics on paper and digital art.  Read more.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Resistance is futile as ISEA2013 celebrates digital art in Sydney

Guardian UK - Ryoji Ikeda’s 2008 album Test Pattern seemed to me like the last frontier of a certain kind of electronic music. The cover art is a pattern of black and white stripes while the music itself is clicks, beeps and blips that sound like the undulations of electricity flow. I never did get around to buying the album because it was too astringent for these ears, beautiful in its way, certainly, but when would I ever listen to it?

Ikeda is an audio-visual artist and data is the raw stuff of his art. He takes data flow from the ether and turns it into music, or he makes visual patterns from it and, using data projectors, creates immense walk-through op-art environments. Ikeda’s latest installation – also called Test Pattern – is currently at Carriageworks in Sydney until 1 July...read more.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Polynoid’s Digital Ninjas Evoke Wizardry, Myth and Storytelling

Max Eternity @ Art Digital Magazine (AD MAG) – There’s something dark and exciting about the imagery of Polynoid's hyper-realities that keeps the viewer on edge, as one is drawn into rich virtual worlds with peaked curiosity, but unsure whether to be afraid, thrilled, or simply awed.  Like in their latest video for Nike’s Hypervenon, where the scene opens innocently enough with a pair of sport shoes left behind in an empty locker-room.  That’s until, the camera shifts and twists, and through the glare and haze of the contrasted lighting streaming through upper windows,  a narrow, segmented tail emerges from the heel of one of the shoes.  Then, the entire body of the shoe flexes, and begins to fully come alive.  Read more.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Filipino digital artist, Antonio Gorordo, holds solo exhibit in London

ABS-CBN (Philippines) - A seasoned Filipino painter demonstrated his new passion for digital arts at his debut solo exhibition in the UK, moving his art practice from brush strokes to mouse clicks.

Artist Antonio Gorordo showcased his latest artworks at "Digital Abstraction" - an exhibit featuring over a dozen of his digital paintings created with a computer and editing software between 2010 and 2012.  Read more.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Creative City Summit looks at digital media and arts

The Province (Canada) - Ottawa plays host this week to a “Creative City Summit” that brings together municipal staff from across Canada to discuss ideas for engaging the public with the arts. The focus is digital means and media.

From cultural policy to participation in the arts “it’s really impacting every area of our business,” says conference spokeswoman Sheila McKinnon, of Surrey, B.C. “We’re seeing artists using digital media in public art. We’re having to adapt our facilities with Wi-Fi and with new technologies in theatres.”  Read more.

Projected: An exhibition of digital and video artwork opens at David Richard Gallery

Art Daily - David Richard Gallery presents “Projected,” a new media exhibition featuring digital and video artwork by Teri Yarbrow, Max Almy, Matthew Kluber and Susan Herdman. The exhibition is being presented from May 31-June 30, 2013.  Read more.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The future of web design

Digital Arts - Interactive design works with concepts, mediums and technologies that develop at a frighteningly fast pace. We asked 13 leading thinkers and practitioners in design, development and branding to chart where it’s going and what key skills creatives are going to need to produce incredible work in this area.  Read more.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Nike installation turns your body into animated digital art

Dvice - Over the years, Nike has carved out a reputation as one of the elites when it comes to creative innovative branding experiments. The latest in the company's series of bleeding-edge forays into interactive promotions allows you to use your entire body to create what might be considered living art.  Read more.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Paint or Paint App? Value of Creating Digital Vs. Traditional Art

KQED - While it may be easy to imagine how iPads can support classroom studies with reading, history, or science, some of the most groundbreaking — and creative — work with digital tools may be happening in arts classes. Schools using iPads are incorporating them in art and music classes, too — and not only as tools for measuring and remembering, but for creating as well. Whether or not students grow up to become the next David Hockney – who has created several New Yorker covers using the iPad’s drawing tool – teachers say there is value to learning to create using digital tools, especially when blended with more hands-on means of expression.  Read more.

Smartphone thefts are driving an epidemic of violent crime

CITE World - On February 27th in the middle of the afternoon, a 16-year old girl was walking through San Francisco's Mission district when she was ordered at gun point to hand over her cell phone. The robbery was one of 10 serious crimes in the city that day, and they all involved cell phones. Three were stolen at gun point, three at knife point, and four through brute force.  Read more.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Adobe kills Creative Suite, moves all products to be Creative Cloud-only

Digital Arts - In a move that should surprise no one, Adobe has announced sweeping changes to its Creative Suite software line and year-old Creative Cloud subscription service. Subscription-only sales were announced as company launches updates to all of its Creative Suite tools from Photoshop to Dreamweaver to After Effects.  Read more.

Printing Electronics Just Got Easier

National Geographic - Do-it-yourself electronics manufacturing may soon be possible with your desktop printer, say the designers of a new system that directly prints electronic circuits onto ordinary paper.  Read more.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Cairo's Digital Art Festival Engulfed in Politics

Al Monitor - A man holds a placard of former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi and faces a screen playing footage identical to the man’s surroundings, almost. On the screen, the sign he’s holding turns into a photo of Muslim Brotherhood leader Khairat El-Shater. The other signs featuring non-Islamist leaders appear as either Islamist politicians or members of the Mubarak regime. Chants supporting President Mohamed Morsi echo through that Zamalek street.  Read more.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

The iTunes influence, part three: Art in the age of digital disruption

Engadget - Michael Robertson, a serial entrepreneur in digital media, founder of MP3.com and CEO of DAR.fm, observed that the difference between a pre-MP3 musician and a post-MP3 artist is circumstantial.

"I'm not convinced that the plight of the artist has fundamentally changed much since the pre-internet era to the internet era," Robertson said. "Artists can go direct, but it also means that people have hundreds of thousands of choices. The benefit of going direct is offset by the sheer enormity of the internet."

Easy distribution into digital channels creates a cacophony of music noise, making it harder for any artist or band to be heard.  Read more.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

UC Santa Cruz digital arts exhibition opens Saturday

Santa Cruz Sentinal (California) - Graduate students in UC Santa Cruz's Digital Arts and New Media program will begin exhibiting their work this weekend at the Digital Arts Research Center.

Opening Saturday, the on-campus exhibition represents the culmination of two years of study for the graduate students.  Read more.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Digital arts centre proposed for downtown Kitchener (Canada)

The Record (Ontario, Canada) - An old downtown building is slated to become a showcase for art, design and new digital content if city councillors approve the Kitchener Studio Project on Monday.

Conestoga College president John Tibbits said the digital media sector is growing and there is a shortage of skilled workers to provide content, which includes graphics, stories and music.  Read more.

Glitché App Distorts Photos Into ‘Works of Digital Art’

DL Cade @ PetaPixel - Aberrations, distortions, corrupt images; all of these are things we typically try to avoid in the world of digital photography. But the Glitché app does the exact opposite.  Read more.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Tagging 2.0: How one artist uses tech to give life to 3D graffiti

Digital Trends - Since the caveman era, humans have put art on walls. The same is true today – writing graffiti is, clearly, just part of human nature. And while the graffiti scene may not be as vibrant and fierce as it was during the 1970s and ’80s, the Web has allowed street artists to get their name out in the world like never before, and the increasing availability of design software has launched “wild style” into a whole new dimension.

Few dominate this realm as well as Italian graffiti writer and sculptor Manuel Di Rita, a.k.a. “Peeta,” whose mind-blowing 3D pieces could impress even the most hardboiled transit cop. Peeta bombed his first wall near his hometown of Venice back in 1993, and now makes a living as an accomplished painter, sculptor, and graphic design artist. We got in touch with Peeta to snag an insider’s look at graffiti in the digital age.  Read more.

Hotels get more creative with digital screens

USA Today - Hotels to guests: Put down your iPads and SmartPhones. There's something much more visually appealing to distract you in hotel lobbies these days.

They are digital screens, big and flashy ones, that hotels are hoping will draw guests out of their rooms and into the lobbies to learn more about the property and surrounding neighborhood.  Read more.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Tumblr and Rhizome create new grants program for artists

Jam Kotenko @ Digital Trends - Tumblr recently reached a very important achievement by catering to over 100 million blogs, many of which belong to Internet artists hoping to garner an appreciative audience for their work. In line with this, Tumblr has partnered with Rhizome – a thriving non-profit art organization located within the New Museum in New York – to come up with a way to pay tribute to the growing art community and encourage more users to show their skills by providing art grants.

Rhizome regularly accepts proposals for its own commission cycles, but this will be the first time that it will be honing in on potential grantees from the Tumblr art community.  Read more.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Digital artists document war

ABC (Australia) - The stories of the Afghanistan war are being told by digital artists through video, multi media and music.  Watch video here.

Libraries Open Doors, Data to Digital Art Displays

Shari Held @ Library Journal - This January, hundreds of people attended the grand opening of an addition to the Teton County Library in Jackson Hole, WY. The big draw was “Filament Mind,” a stunning digital art installation utilizing more than five miles of fiber-optic cables, cut into 1,000 pieces, and 44 LED illuminators.

But “Filament Mind” is more than colorful eye candy adorning the upper walls of the lobby. This dynamic artwork is data-driven. Each piece of cable represents a different Dewey Decimal subject and leads to its corresponding subject title. Whenever a visitor to any public library in Wyoming performs a computer search of the library catalog, the cable and category are illuminated by a color and light display.  Read more.

Monday, March 18, 2013

First digital art festival in Egypt

Daily News (Egypt) - Technology has become a quintessential element of life; nobody leaves home without at least two electronic devices, maybe more if you are a gadget junkie. The idea of life without internet or electronics has become unfathomable.

Yet the question remains: are we making the best use possible of all those technological advances? Enter DI-EGY Festival to answer the question, the first digital art festival in Egypt.  We contacted Elham Khattab, the director of the festival, for more information.  Read more.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

When everything today is digital, why not art?

The Times of India - While post-retirement plans for most people include reaping the benefits of their life-long investments and enjoying a relaxed life at home, M Christopher paints a different picture of his retired life, quite literally. After having worked as a creative director of an advertising company in Bangalore for 25 years, he started an all-new career for himself as a digital artist.  Read more.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Berlin Airport Delay Renders Digital Art Ancient

Spiegel - Berlin's new airport may not open for at least another year, but artwork commissioned for the terminal was completed on time. One digital project is growing technologically stale due to the delay.  Read more.

Fusing digital art, dance, poems to create choreographic fictions

Deccan Herald (New Delhi) - A series of 12 fictions becomes the base of the choreographic pattern and will be presented as an exhibition. One among the team members, author Anjum Hasan said: “I contributed 12 poems in prose for Bangalore Fictions, each text connected to a particular, ordinary, everyday experience of Bangalore.  Read more.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Painter and Digital Artist Feng Mengbo's "Not Too Late" in NYC

Art Info - China’s leading video and new media artist, Feng Mengbo, integrates the traditional art of Chinese calligraphy with the new technology of the cyber world.  Read more.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tracey Emin uses digital art to pledge love to NYC

Wired UK - Love-themed neon works by Tracey Emin are being used to create a digital Valentine for New York's Times Square.

Older works such as Love Is What You Want join three new neons being shown across fifteen digital display screens...read more.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Titusville [Florida] to host 9-day digital arts event in October

Florida Today - A digital festival at the intersection of art and technology is expected to dominate Downtown Titusville for nine days in October.

Art & Algorithms on Florida’s Space Coast will feature an international short films festival and a holographic art exhibit, according to organizers.  Read more.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A team of curators takes up the challenge of preserving computer art

The Boston Globe - Last summer, Matthew Epler was combing through the archives of the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University when he found something remarkable. ITP, a master’s program that focuses on creative uses of communication technologies, has been archiving its students’ thesis papers since 1979. Among them, Epler came upon works from Computer Graphics Art, an obscure quarterly magazine that between 1976 and 1978 published dozens of examples of early “code art.” These images, generated directly from software developed by programmers, looked shockingly contemporary.  Read more.

How Art Can Bridge the Digital ‘Divide’

Wired Magazine - Like writers embracing digital platforms, musicians embracing digital music, or photographers embracing digital photography, art based on new media often just did – still does – old things in new ways.  Read more.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Culture Artist creates 'digital campfire' using illuminated rocks

Wired UK - Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde has created a "digital campfire" out of 700 small crystalline rocks containing LEDs which light up when people interact with them.  Read more.

RISING STARS: Two teens chosen for statewide

Times Free Press (Tennessee) - Mary Margaret Groves describes birthday cakes as iconic "symbols of days belonging to people."

The fact that her vibrant pastel piece, "Birthday Cake," expressed that emotion well enough to get her work accepted into the Young Tennessee Artists exhibit is the icing on the cake.  Read more.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Adobe buys Behance to make it part of Creative Cloud

DigitalArts - Adobe has announced that it's buying the Behance portfolio site. While it appears to be business-as-usual for Behance in the immediate future – according to a press release and FAQ released by Adobe – it's clear that the Creative Suite-developer intends to fold the site into its Creative Cloud software-and-services subscription bundle in the longer term.  Read more.

Polaroid’s Fotobars Turn Digital Images Into Physical Art

ABC News - Tired of storing all those edited photos on your Smartphone?  What to share your favorite photo on your friend’s physical wall versus just their Facebook wall?

Polaroid is offering a solution in Fotobars–the photo giant’s latest venture to make the photo-sharing process easier and more accessible.  Read more.