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.