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.