Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Kadeem Fletcher Is Building A Digital Art Community For The Future

It’s not news that the internet has changed the human experience almost entirely. Today, it is a bottomless pit of information, ideas, and opinions—not to mention, images. Deciding what to engage with is a daily job. Even the places in which we cultivate our own stream of content, like Instagram, are not immune: what was once a careful stream of pictures from selected profiles is now littered with sponsored advertising. For the sake of sanity, we must organize.  Read more.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Madison start-up creates marketplace for digital art

A long-standing problem with digital art is that it can be easily copied, even stolen, leaving artists with little control over their work.

But now, with help from the blockchain technology underlying the Bitcoin digital currency, graphic artists and illustrators are finding a new marketplace that protects their pieces' originality and authenticity.  Read more.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Automated Digital Portriat

Thin flesh-colored brushstrokes appear and disappear inside the frame, swirling around to create a new portrait with every turn.

Aptly titled “A Living Portrait,” this constantly morphing digital artwork from media design studio Universal Everything looks alive.  Read more.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Electronic music and digital art residency a first at Banff Centre

It really is an incredible convergence.

Art, ideas and technology coming together in the remarkable natural setting of the Rockies for The Banff Centre’s first electronic music and digital art residency.

And perhaps there’s no better person to lead the inaugural two-week residency than Patti Schmidt, who, for the past two decades...read more.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Pixel art made from Pantone colour chips mixes Shakespeare and nudity

In his 2015 show Psycolourgy, Nick Smith used Pantone colour chips to produce pixelated versions of well-known artworks from the likes of Bacon, Hockney, Van Gogh and Vermeer. Now he’s taken inspiration from love and lust – pairing new works with excerpts from Shakespeare, Lawrence and Sarah Walters.  Read more.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Istanbul exhibition shows digital technology in arts since 1970s

First shown at Europe’s largest multi-arts and conference venue, the Barbican Centre in London, the “Digital Revolution” exhibition has opened at Istanbul’s Zorlu Performance Arts Center (PSM) after previously being on view in London, Stockholm and Athens. 

“Digital Revolution” explores and celebrates the transformation of the arts through digital technology since the 1970s.  Read more.