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.