Author Archives: Lucia

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The Sixth Annual Digital Graffiti Festival in Florida

The festival’s significance for the world of digital art is indisputable. The Annual Digital Graffiti Festival will be held on 8th and 9th June this year in Alys Beach, Florida, and will showcase digital artwork through light projections on to the caracteristically white-wash houses which make up the town of Walton County. Now in its sixth year, this festival invites digital artists from all over the world to submit their work, to be exhibited during the festival, giving them the chance to win $10,000 prize money. Continue reading


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‘Rain Room’ at London’s Barbican

The exhibition entitled ‘Rain Room’ was created by Hannes Koch, Florian Ortkrass and Stuart Wood, three contemporary artists and graduates from the Royal College of Art in London. It features a digitalized simulation of the sounds, humidity and visual experience of rainfall… but without getting wet. The unique installation is yet another example of how the role of digital technology is taking audience participation, response and interaction to the next level within the world of art. Continue reading


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Rise in digital book sales in the UK

In the past year sales in digital books in the UK have increased by 366% according to the Publisher’s Association’s Statistics Year Book, but there is still no evidence to suggest printed books will eventually disappear. From our UK correspondent Lucia Ruggiero. Continue reading


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The Bridgeman Art Library’s New Footage Collection

The Bridgeman Art Library has created the internet’s largest database of online cultural footage ready available to professionals. The database includes videos with audio from social and ancient history, as well as over 500,000 stills and artist profiles which can all be accessed and downloaded at the click of a button. Continue reading


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Will computer-generated imagery transform communication and entertainment in the years to come?

from our UK correspondent Lucia Ruggiero Last night, 17th April 2012, at a concert in Coachella, California, the rapper Tupac appeared on stage in a special performance alongside Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. The problem is that Tupac died in 1996. … Continue reading


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Powerless Structures, Fig 101

A beautiful new sculpture which is set to change the way digital media communicates and connects with traditional art forms was recently unveiled on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square in central London. Continue reading


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“How I learned to stop listening and love the noise”

“How I learned to stop listening and love the noise”: Christopher Baker’s artwork ‘Hello World’ is a compilation of 5000 home-made videos from all over the world, to celebrate digital communities and the possibility for anyone to share opinions and thoughts. From our UK correspondent Lucia Ruggiero. Continue reading


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Watermans International Festival of Digital Art

To celebrate the London 2012 Olympics, as part of the Watermans International Festival of Digital Art in London there will be a series of six installations from artists located all over the world. The festival will focus on how digital art can … Continue reading


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Tennis + digital technologies: tie-break!

The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum in London has just reopened, and features a spectacular cinematic experience. The Museum’s use of digital media is changing the way we recollect and delve into the past. Continue reading