Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A CONVERSATION WITH DIGITAL ARTIST: JIM GALLO

The Outhouse - Chris Oatley Art Academy and Painting Drama alumni, artist Jim Gallo speaks with J.M. Hunter about art before and posts Photoshop. Also, Jim’s latest effort to run a GoFundme campaign to get back on track and show people his digital painting prowess!  Read more.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Digital Art, Design And Knitwear Fashion Combined In Customized Clothing

PSFK - Everyone has experienced a moment where you saw an article of clothing and thought: that would be great if the pattern was just…bigger, smaller, more spread out, another color, etc. It can be difficult when you as the consumer buy clothes to express yourself, but you wind up feeling like you’re really just expressing the designer. Unless you are capable of creating your own textiles, and have some sewing skills, this is an obstacle that has been almost impossible to get around for quite a while. Conveniently, Knyttan, a new brand of customized clothing, has bridged the gap between designers and consumers.  Read more.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

In Northern California, Palo Alto set to approve digital artwork for City Hall lobby

Palo Alto Online - The latest element in Palo Alto's roughly $4.5-million effort to enhance the ground floor at City Hall will be nearly impossible for visitors to 250 Hamilton Ave. to miss or ignore.  Read more.

Competition Winners Announced for Madrid Digital Arts Museum

Arch Daily - A team of architects from Rome have been announced as winners of CTRL+SPACE’s ideas competition for a digital arts museum in central Madrid. The competition challenged teams to envision a 21st-century contemporary arts museum that embodies technology as an “integrated medium of work” and questions the meaning of “public access.”  Read more.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Made in Space: Zero-gravity 3D printer installed on ISS

RT.com - NASA astronauts on board the International Space Station have installed the first-ever 3D printer capable of creating three-dimensional objects in zero gravity conditions. The 3D printer is expected to become a reliable piece of in-space technology.  Read more.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Digital artist creates epic timelapse of a cyborg kiss

Mashable - His name is Android Jones and he just posted one of the most amazing demonstrations of timelapse art you'll ever see on YouTube.

"Electric Love Hyper Lapse," as seen in the video above, is a four-minute ride through Jones' imagination, powered by software and an amazingly surrealistic vision of what the first cyborg kiss might look like.  Read more.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Competition Winners Announced for Madrid Digital Arts Museum

ArchDaily - A team of architects from Rome have been announced as winners of CTRL+SPACE’s ideas competition for a digital arts museum in central Madrid. The competition challenged teams to envision a 21st-century contemporary arts museum that embodies technology as an “integrated medium of work” and questions the meaning of “public access.”  Read more.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Digital art marketplace Curioos raises $1.9 Million from NY investors

Rude Baguette - New York- and Paris-based Curioos.com has raised $1.9 Million from private New York investors, the startup announced today. With more than 3000 digital artworks to choose from, with prints starting at just $30, Curioos has grown to become quite the resource among the digital art community, amassing 250K+ followers on Tumblr, and 50K+ followers on Fancy.  Read more.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Newly developed fiberoptic cable 2,500X faster than fastest internet

RT.com - Imagine downloading your favorite flick in 31 thousandths of a second. Such insane internet speeds are now a reality, with researchers rolling out a 255 terabits per second fiberoptic network which could transport the entire Internet on a single cable.

The cable, the joint effort of Dutch and US scientists, is 2,550 times faster than the fastest single-fiber links in commercial operation today.  Read more.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Porsche Campaign Shows Wearable Tech Fusing with Digital Art

PSFK - In August, an event was held at the Chicago Autobahn Country Club, produced by Porsche and The Atlantic’s creative marketing group Atlantic Re:think. Titled ‘The Art of the Thrill‘, it was powered by the TRAQS Enterprise Platform and digital design studio Sosolimited.

The event measured the thrill and excitement drivers experience while driving the new Porsche Macan on the race track, with biometric data provided by the Hexoskin shirt.  Read more.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Arts and Algorithms opens 10-day run in Titusville

Florida Today - Rain proved a challenge, but it couldn't dampen the spirits of those attending the opening of Titusville's second annual Art and Algorithms Festival.  Read more.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The wait is finally over: Microsoft unveils Windows… 10?

BGR - It’s safe to say that Microsoft’s attempt to integrate more touch-centric features in with its traditional desktop operating system didn’t go as well as Microsoft had hoped. Windows 8 proved to be a hugely polarizing operating system as many longtime Windows users decried the loss of the Start Menu and the jarring split between the platform’s Desktop mode and its Modern/Metro screen.  Read more.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

3-D Printing Saves a Frank Lloyd Wright Treasure

Guy Horton @ Metropolis Magazine -  In central Florida, on the campus of Florida Southern College, stand no fewer than 11 Frank Lloyd Wright–designed buildings—the largest collection of the famed architect’s work gathered on one site. Built over nearly two decades, from 1941–1958, Child of the Sun—as the buildings are collectively known—was given landmark status in 2012. But restoration efforts, overseen by Albany-based Mesick Cohen Wilson Baker Architects (MCWB), were by that point already underway. In 2007, the firm completed the Water Dome, a wading pool animated by vaulted jets of water, which Wright had intended as the campus's centerpiece but never actually built.  Read more.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Digital art at Transfer Gallery

My Fox (New York) - The Transfer Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has an exhibit called "Language and Code" that features digital work from artists A. Bill Miller, New York's own Daniel Tempkin and his piece "Glitchometry," and others.  Read more.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

6 Projects From the Frontier of Digital Art

WIRED Magazine - For as long as programmers have been writing lines of code, artists have been using the language to create things both beautiful and provocative. Technology might often be invented for utilitarian purposes, but it never takes long for artists to make it their own. Digital Revolution is a celebration of that fact. The exhibition, housed at the Barbican in London, charts the evolution of digital creativity over decades, including more than 200 works spanning everything from interactive installations and design to film visual effects and videogames.  Read more.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Samsung and Yuchengco Museum present the ‘Relative Realities’ digital art experience

PhilaStar (Philippines) - What happens when subjective art comes together with constantly evolving technology? These distinct disciplines are interlinked more than ever as technology provides artists with new tools for expression, thus becoming the fundamental force in the development and evolution of art. Art becomes borderless; artists and non-artists collaborate. Art is given a new level of understanding.

Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation (SEPCO) continues its support for the arts by partnering with Yuchengco Museum to present...read more.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

The latest heat map shows US’ states with fast and slow Internet

The Next Digit - Recently, a new map of U.S. states with high speed internet (or low speed) has been revealed by Broadview Networks that shows all states with its internet connection. The map shows that Virginia gets more high speed internet service that speed up to 13.7 Mbps.  Read more.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Puentes New Orleans volunteers assist at Latino fest, digital art exhibit opens

Times Picayune (New Orleans) - The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is showing "Keynotes of Light," a digital art exhibit by Roxana Sagastume through August 22  at the Art Gallery of the Consulate at 901 Convention Center Blvd., Suite 118, with the entrance through Andrew Higgins Street. 

Sagastume is an artist based in Chiapas, Mexico. Her work blends symbolic elements and morphologies set in dramatic spaces. The exhibit consists in  23 digital prints  conceptualized in...read more.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

When Digital Art Is Suitable for Framing

NY Times - Jake Levine, an entrepreneur in New York, likes the kind of art that tends to be popular on the Internet — cleverly Photoshopped pictures, and animated images like GIFs — and wanted a way to get it off his computer and onto a wall, alongside more traditional works like photographs and paintings. But how do you hang pixels on a wall?  Read more.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Mobile digital art goes mainstream

Palo Alto Weekly (California) - Sit nearly anywhere in Palo Alto these days and one is bound to encounter that latest branch of human evolution, Homo mobilis -- Mobile- electronics Man -- hunched over digital devices.

Seemingly oblivious to their surroundings and hopelessly engrossed in what an outsider might observe as trivial pursuits, they may in reality be true artists in the midst of creating works. Fingers are their brushes, laying down colors with broad swipes across the digital screen; photographs become montages of mixed media in pencil, pen or pastel.  Read more.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Framed 2.0 puts motion-controlled digital art on your wall

Slash Gear - Judging by the "home of the future" documentaries, nobody goes to museums on their hoverboards in the 21st century, but instead has dynamically changing artwork beamed to virtual picture frames in their homes. We may not have the hoverboards yet, but Framed 2.0 is aiming to deliver the art at least, with a new crowdfunding project to put a smartphone and gesture-controlled display showing everything from the classics through to tumblr GIFs, Flash animation, and more.  Read more.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Digital art and relations between France and China on show in Shanghai

South China Morning Post - In art as in life, computers are transforming the way we see the world as artists explore cutting-edge digital techniques and technologies to create fresh works. An exhibition in Shanghai presented by the K11 Art Foundation goes beyond a glimpse of the possibilities of the digital art form, and shows that Chinese digital artists are today on par with their Western peers.

Curated by David Rosenberg, "Metamorphosis of the Virtual" presents five French and five Chinese artists whose works demonstrate more similarities than differences.  Read more.

Hacked-Off Digital Artists Virtually Gatecrash Google Exhibit

Wall Street Journal - A group of digital artists have virtually gatecrashed a Google-sponsored technology art exhibit in London, angry at what they say is the tech giant’s “exploitation of artists.”

The exhibit at the Barbican Center, called DevArt, is supposed to be a celebration of computers’ role in art. But displeasure by some at Google’s...read more.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Digital art, abstract sculpture go on display this month at Indianapolis airport

The Republic (Indiana) - Indianapolis International Airport is getting artistic this month.

By the end of July, the airport will be displaying three works of art.

Two are digital pieces by Stefan Petranek. The Indianapolis-based artist created...read more.

Electric Objects Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Build Displays For Digital Art

TechCrunch - Startup Electric Objects aims to build displays for Internet art, separate from devices like laptops and smartphones that it says are “designed for distraction.” Today it’s launching a Kickstarter campaign for its first wave of displays, dubbed the EO1.  Read more.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Gateway at CityCenter Brings Digital Art To Mega-Project

Curbed (Washington DC) - Yesterday, CityCenter DC unveiled a new and unique artistic feature, The Gateway at CityCenter. The Gateway is an archway of three high definition screens in the middle of the luxe mega-project's public courtyard. Designed by media artist David Niles, the Gateway stands 25 feet high and 50 feet wide. Yesterday, as Niles and various city officials turned the Gateway on for the first time, viewers were greeted to images of astronauts floating around the earth, tap dancers on swirling backgrounds and elephants boarding D.C.'s metro. They were also treated to the blue bubbles and accompanying music captured in the video above.  Read more.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Is the art world finally starting to "get" digital art?

Jessica Turk @ Motherboard - Is the established art world finally starting to get into digital art? A new online platform launched today in London to showcase digital works, and celebrated with a high-profile opening at the iconic Tate Museum. While art shows in cyberspace are by no means new, this one was set up by the BBC and the Arts Council—not your usual art-hacker suspects.  Read more.

New project to make 'The Space' for digital art

News 4 (UK) - The official charts company has been counting downloads to find the Top 40 for a decade. Sales of paper maps fell by 25 per cent between 2005 and 2012. And in 2013 UK shoppers spent £91bn online.

Is art, with its links to traditional galleries, theatres and official screenings, at risk of getting left behind in the great digital revolution of the 21st century?  Read more.

Friday, June 13, 2014

3D printer cleared by NASA for lift-off to International Space Station

RT.com - NASA has cleared a 3D printer for launch to the International Space Station in August. The decision follows trials at Marshall Space Flight Center in the state of Alabama. The printer was developed by California start-up Made in Space.  Read more.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

On Screen and on the Block

NY Times - Is digital art the next big thing in the contemporary art world?

At the moment, the market for art that’s created and displayed on a screen — as distinct from paintings, prints and photos that are generated digitally and then printed — is small. Phillips’s inaugural “Paddles ON!” sale of 20 digital and digitally-related works in New York last October, held in association with the image-posting site Tumblr, was the first such event to be held at an international auction house. It raised just $90,600...read more.

Pan Am in pixels: "Digital Latin America"

New Mexican Weekly Magazine - Albuquerque’s 516 Arts (516 Central Ave. S.W., 505-242-1445) presents Digital Latin America, a symposium and multisite exhibition of digital art from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, the United States, and other nations of the Americas. Exhibits include a group show at the gallery featuring works by Colombia-born artist Jessica Angel, Navajo photographer Will Wilson, Argentine new media artist Paula Gaetano Adi, and others. A free block party in downtown Albuquerque...read more.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Alys Beach Digital Arts Festival connects art, architecture and technology

Northwest Florida Daily News - Art, architecture and technology will converge when 27 dynamic digital art works created by artists from all corners of the globe set aglow the iconic alabaster walls, courtyards and pedestrian pathways throughout Alys Beach in South Walton County for Digital Graffiti 2014.  Read more.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Vivid 2014 in pictures: See Sydney's festival of light (PHOTOS)

Digital Arts Online (UK) - The yearly Sydney-based festival Vivid is all about art and technology, the relationship between them, and the projection of the end result of their fusion. It involves, challenges and beautifies. It reflects culture and extends the relationship between man and machine. It casts multimedia to the wind and sees what happens when it settles.  Read more.

Friday, May 30, 2014

S.F. skyline of future rises today from 3-D printer

SF Gate - The San Francisco skyline of 2017 is a work in progress - except in the precise resin forms on a newly printed 3-D model of 115 downtown blocks where the dust and noise of today's construction boom is nowhere to be seen.  Read more.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Autodesk to offer Spark open software platform for 3-D printing

PC World - Autodesk announced Wednesday an open software platform for 3-D printing called Spark, which will be open and freely licensable to manufacturers and others.

The 3-D design and simulation software company also plans to introduce its own 3-D printer that it said will serve as a reference implementation for Spark. Its design will be available publicly for further development and experimentation...read more.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A Bitcoin for GIFs Aims to Make Digital Art Ownable

Motherboard - Art buyers don't tend to buy digital art, except for a website or domain name here and there. It's hard to put a price on a GIF if it can be copied with a keystroke. 

But maybe digital currency can change that.  Read more.

A Japanese startup unveils a long-lasting and safer battery made from carbon

Gigaom - A battery that lasts longer, is safer, charges faster and is less expensive than a standard lithium ion battery: That’s the powerful idea behind a new type of battery under development by a young Japanese startup called Power Japan Plus, or PJP, which came out of stealth on Tuesday. The year-old company uses carbon for both the anode and the cathode portion of the battery and hopes to start producing it later this year.  Read more.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Brighton Digital Festival has received £173,000 in funding from Arts Council England

TechWorld (UK) - Brighton Digital Festival has received £173,000 in funding from Arts Council England to help grow and sustain the festival through 2014 and 2015.

The annual festival, led by the digital and arts communities across the city...read more.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Dallas actor Kevin Page co-hosts photography, digital arts festival

DallasNews.com - Actor Kevin Page is no stranger to those who watch the edgy TNT remake of Dallas. Page has even become the 21st-century answer to a pop-culture puzzler that first surfaced in the 1980s. That would be, “Who shot J.R.?” Page is the most recent answer, since his character Bum gunned down J.R. Ewing — at J.R.’s request, no less. (It was all part of a scheme engineered by the Dallas patriarch, played by the late Larry Hagman.) Page portrays J.R.’s onetime henchman, who now works for J.R.’s sleazy son, John Ross.

Art connoisseurs have come to know Page for a different reason. He’s an accomplished, distinctive artist, specializing in new pointillism. And now, Page’s artistic scope is expanding.  Read more.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

15 MB of Fame: Never-Before-Seen Digital Art by Andy Warhol

Mother Jones - Making art with a computer ain't easy. Just ask Andy Warhol. The American icon mastered numerous art forms and shaped our culture with his work. But a newly-discovered collection of files from 41 floppy disks—yes, floppy disks—shows that he struggled with early digital design tools. Today, members of Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Club and STUDIO for Creative Inquiry in Pittsburgh released a previously unseen set of images Warhol created in the 1980s using a Commodore Amiga 1000. (That used to be a type of computer, kids.)  Read more.

U.S. computer club unveils Warhol digital art

Japan Times - A dozen previously unknown works of digital art created by much-loved pop artist Andy Warhol have been discovered by a computer club at an American university in his hometown Pittsburgh.

The art was found by members of the Carnegie Mellon University computer club on floppy disks dating back to 1985 stored in the archives of The Andy Warhol Museum, the school announced.  Read more.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Harsh Harmony, an exhibition of digital art prints kicks off

Times of India - Since 2002, a neuro disorder has tied her down to a wheelchair. But fighting all odds, this artist has continued with her artistic exploration and expression.

Jagu Gibson, who studied painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of M S University (MSU) and lived in the United Kingdom and Qatar before re-locating to India in 2006, has diligently practised her art.

When the onset of multiple sclerosis forced her into the wheelchair, she took to the computer, the i-pad and her camera to continue her work.  Read more.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Canadian Government sponsoring two events devoted to electronic and digital arts

World News Report - The Government of Canada has provided $45,000 through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund for the 2nd edition of the Biennale internationale d'art numerique (BIAN) and the 15th edition of the Elektra Festival. This was announced today by Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages...read more.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Is Laser Cat the digital art sensation of 2014 – or a joke?

Guardian UK - It's inflatable, it feeds on art, and its eyes beam images on to a world where technology rules. Or so its creators claim. But surely there's a better artistic response to a tech-savvy century?  Read more.

DC Comics unveils new Batman logo for 75th anniversary

Digital Arts (UK) - To celebrate the 75th anniversary of DC's Batman comics, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Entertainment have taken the wraps off a special new Batman logo for the occasion.  Read more.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Digital images spotlighted in new Chatham Art League show

Chatham Courier (New Jersey) - Artist Yolanda Fundora of Chatham is being featured as the solo exhibitor in the Spring Show sponsored by the Art League of the Chathams, which opened March 16 and will continue through Tuesday, June 10, in the Lundt-Glover Gallery at the Chatham Township municipal building at 58 Meyersville Road.  Read more.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Art and the Animated GIF

OPB (Oregon) - Portland digital artist Zack Dougherty spends hundreds of hours on art that lasts half a second long and loops infinitely. Under the alias Hateplow, his growing body of work has attracted an international audience.  Read more.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Digital Art Invigorates a Community College as it Celebrates 20th Anniversary

West Fair (Westchester, NY) - Peekskill Center for the Digital Arts, once an abandoned retail store transformed into a digital arts center, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary with an art show opening, food and refreshments and a disc jockey. The ceremony at 27 N. Division St. in Peekskill invited founding members and the community to recognize its humble beginnings.

The 20,000-square-foot building, owned and operated by Westchester Community College, serves as the first extension center of the college and an art hub for residents.  Read more.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Second edition of the International Digital Arts Biennial in Montreal

Art Media Agency - The second edition of Montreal’s BIAN (International Digital Arts Biennial) is to take place from 1 May to 19 June 2014, and will use the theme “Physical/ité” as its focus.  Read more.

Friday, February 28, 2014

GCHQ and NSA intercepted Yahoo users' private photographs

RT.com - British and American surveillance agencies teamed up to develop a system that collected millions of images from the webcams of unsuspecting and innocent internet users, new leaked documents reveal.  Read more.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Mapping Arts Project connects Providence to 100 years of black artistic legacy

Brown Daily Herald (Brown University) - The Mapping Arts Project recently launched a digital map of Providence that marks locations relevant to African diasporic art history from the 1860s to the 1960s. The project was developed by Lara Stein Pardo, an artist, cultural anthropologist and postdoctoral research associate in the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, and organized by the nonprofit Blackbird Arts and Research, a nonprofit organization founded and directed by Stein Pardo

“The inspiration behind the project is to connect real places to histories that might seem kind of detached from reality (and) make them more real by connecting them to places we can visit now,” Stein Pardo said, adding she was inspired to start the project while doing ethnographic fieldwork in Miami.  Read more.

Artists use 3D printers to turn plastic into organic-like materials

Digital Trends - Despite a massive snowstorm that hit New York City last week, the 3D Printshow New York came to town anyway, bringing together creatives, companies, and other exhibitors centering on this emerging technology. Adobe, which recently announced support for 3D printing within Photoshop, collaborated with 3D-printing marketplace, Shapeways, to sponsor an art gallery exhibition that demonstrated 3D printing’s capabilities from an artist’s POV.  Read more.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Turn Your Photos Into Watercolor Works of Art

Slate Magazine - Too busy to pick up a paintbrush? Waterlogue, a photo app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, uses your snapshots as rough drafts for watercolor-inspired works of digital art.  Read more.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Museum of Modern Art Taps Digital Chief

Wall Street Journal - The Museum of Modern Art has plucked a former game designer from London to fill a newly created position aimed at defining and energizing its digital strategy.  Read more.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Pricing Pixels: Breaking Down the Barriers of Selling Digital Art

Complex Art + Design - On October 10, the Internet showed up at the door of Phillips auction house. Over 600 people packed the Park Avenue room to capacity, likely the biggest crowd the contemporary art-focused company has ever drawn, and the youngest, in the aging world of high-end art sales. The guests had arrived for a history-making event: Paddles On!, the world’s first major commercial auction of work by digital artists.  Read more.

Artkick founder brings Bill Gates' digital art dream to life, finally

Upstart (Business Journal) - Sheldon Laube was the first chief information officer at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and later, its first chief innovation officer. He's started and sold startups since the beginning of the Internet.

But his latest venture is only partially as pioneering. With Artkick—a kind of Spotify for digital art—he's the first to bring digital art into the living room, but only by building a business around an idea Bill Gates dreamed up 25 years ago.  Read more.

Friday, January 17, 2014

The College of New Jersey showcases Ruane Miller, an early adopter of digital art

News Works (Philadelphia) - Growing up along the coast of Connecticut with woods to run wild in, Ruane Miller, 69, considers herself an outdoorswoman. She loves to camp and hike, so it's particularly frustrating that she's been stricken with Lyme disease.

The soon-to-be-retired professor of art at The College of New Jersey has been recuperating at her second residence near Rhinebeck, N.Y. Her swan song at the college will be Through the Window of My Mind: Ruane Miller, Paintings and Prints, on view at the Gallery at The College of New Jersey Jan. 22 through Feb. 20.  Read more.

Digital art reaches past, present, future in new Lincoln Center exhibit

Colorodoan (Colorado) - In the eye of Fort Collins digital artist Daniel Fonken, Photoshop is a very “hands-on” technique.

“The click of the mouse and the moving of a paintbrush tool across the screen is really hands-on,” Fonken said. “It’s not as systematic or preprogrammed as you would think.”  Read more.
Discovery News - Inspired by those Pin Art toys you likely played around with at your local Shaper Image, designer Asif Khan is building a gigantic kinetic installation for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.  Read more.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Keecker robot can project digital art and video in your home

Venture Beat - French tech company Keecker is launching a connected robot for your home that projects movies, plays music, browses the web, and captures sounds and images.  Read more.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Pictoplasma Berlin Festival 2014 artist line-up announced

Digital Arts - Character design festival Pictoplasma is set to return to Berlin for its 10th anniversary in April 2014. Artists from around the world will take part in the exhibition and conference to celebrate art, animation, graphic design and toy-making.  Read more.