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.