Author Archives: Lucia

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Transfer gallery in Brooklyn turns digital work into tangible art

Transfer, a new gallery that has just opened in Brooklyn, New York, has opened its doors to a group of digital artists in order to give them the space to recreate their intangible pieces on to real walls and into real objects. Continue reading


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Corel® Painter® 2015′s new features defy attempts to mimic traditional, hand-drawn art

The updates and new features on Corel® Painter® 2015 show a dedication of the software’s producers to ensure that it maintains its position as one of the most advanced software for the creation of digital art on the market. Some of the most important new features include ‘Particle Brushes’, which is said to use ‘physics’ to enhance the appearance of brush strokes, and ‘Jitter Smoothing’, which aids the creation of smoother lines without jagged edges. Continue reading


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Digital project to encourage the public to P(AR)take in contemporary dance

Jeannette Ginslov, academic, dancer and choreographer, has launched an innovative new project that is at once an augmented reality and digital archive of contemporary dance. The project, entitled P(AR)take, forms part of the 40th National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa and is the first of its kind in the country. Continue reading


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Augmented Reality exhibition explores a rare eye disorder through ‘Fractured Visions’

American media artist Tamiko Thiel will launch a new exhibition this September entitled ‘Fractured Visions’, which uses Augmented Reality and smartphones to explore alternate ways of viewing reality. Continue reading


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Digital replica of 14th Century Chinese map raises question of ‘authenticity’ in art and design

A digital replica of a 14th Century Chinese map of great historical importance will be on show at the Iziko Museums of South Africa. The museum is to host the World Design Capital 2014 exhibition. The exhibition, entitled ‘Patterns of Contact: Designs from the Indian Ocean World’ explores the visual artwork in East Asia, mapping historical pieces from over 1,000 years ago. Continue reading


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‘Relative Realities’ creates an interactive gallery experience in collaboration with Samsung

Collaboration between the Yuchengco Museum in the Philippines and Samsung has led to the launching of a new exhibition that explores the work of six Filipino artists through multimedia and new technology. ‘Relative Realities’, available for viewing until the 8th of September, encourages a more interactive gallery visit. Continue reading


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Researchers at Harvard University design self-managing robots

Ivy League scientists at Harvard University in the U.S. have been working on a system that allows a some robots to communicate with each other to complete a task without assistance from humans to investigate how machines are able to imitate biological processes. Continue reading


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Collection of Palestinian Posters Nominated for the UNESCO Memory of the World

A collection of posters related to Palestine (Liberation Graphics Collection of Palestine Posters) by artists from all the world has been nominated to form part of the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme. Continue reading


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Framed 2.0: A digital frame that responds to gestures and voices

Framed 2.0 is a new Kickstarter project by FRM. Though it may appear to work similarly to other digital screens that project artwork for home use, such as Artkick, Framed 2.0 it incorporates features that set it apart from most other digital frames on the market. The frame is integrated with smartphones and capable of showing both static and moving images, including GIFs. It also responds to voice commands and gestures. Continue reading


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Interactive digital art opens New Zealand’s 31 day festival

A new interactive digital installation is set to open this year’s Matariki Festival in New Zealand, which celebrates Maori New Year. The installation works through a virtual performer on a digital screen who interacts and responds to viewers’ behaviour as they approach the screen. The artists of the project have stated that traditional dances and battles of the Maori communities and from the Pacific Islands inspired the project. Continue reading