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.