Author Archives: Lucia

The first ever digital tattoo

The artist Anthony Antonellis has become the first person to receive a “digital tattoo”. The process involved getting an RFID chip implanted in his body, underneath his skin. Continue reading


Immaterials by Timo Arnall

by Lucia Ruggiero Oslo and London based digital practitioner, Timo Arnall, showcases his project ‘Immaterials‘ at the Brighton Digital Festival this September. The project is based on the invisible networks that make up our contemporary world, where digital communication form … Continue reading


IBM Zoo Animation

The new IBM Zoo animation demonstrates how digital art is becoming more and more relevant across all different sectors, not just for the art and design world. Artists and designers ‘Plenty’, based in Buenos Aires and part of the Jelly London team, were asked to create a new short animation for IBM to advertise business analytics to medium-sized businesses. Continue reading


Print Club London makes limited edition prints for the Film4 Summer Screen

Print Club London, an art studio based in Dalston that creates unique, limited edition screenprints, recently created a series of 17 film posters to mark the Film4 Summer Screen, an outdoor cinema hosted by Film4 giving Londoners a chance to catch some of the most iconic films of our generation, British weather permitting. Continue reading


The Brighton Digital Festival 2013

The Brighton Digital Festival is a unique contribution to digital festivals worldwide, as it not only puts communities into direct access with digital events for free, but includes debates that raise issues such as the way digital media could be incorporated into education to enhance learning.
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Hal Lasko, the pixel painter

The work of Hal Lasko (98-years-old) shows that no matter how many innovative, artistic programmes are created for computer-based artwork, sometimes going back to basics really can get an artist some recognition. After all, a software as basic as MS Paint surely shows an artist’s natural ability and talent to make something incredible out of something so average, more than a software with hundreds of different effects and buttons to mask up a less-able artist. Continue reading


The Pacific Art League exhibition: ‘Taking Digital Art to the Streets’

Blurring the gap between digital art and traditional art: the integration of traditional art forms with digitally created artwork at the Pacific Art League exhibition demonstrates that rather than digital art being seen as a separate or lesser entity to fine art, it may actually become accepted as a standard art form in the future. Continue reading


The Dutchmann Racing Profile Portfolio

Each poster was designed by a different illustrator with the intention of combining traditional African art influences and patterns with the iconic images associated with racing posters. The posters also mark the huge importance of digital art and design in the world of advertising, as vintage racing posters usually comprise of a simple black and white photo and the smiling faces of car owners. Continue reading


Digital books; could they make censorship and “book burning” easier?

If production of physical formats is reduced, due to the increasing use of digital formatting, erasing a book digitally could reduce the books’ circulation, or even, in extreme cases, mean its extinction. Retraction of digital books is so easy, that claims of copyright violation or plagiarism can have a digital book virtually ripped out of the hands of e-book buyers. Continue reading


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The Bloomberg Arts Engagement Initiative

From June 2013, five cultural centres will receive from the Bloomberg Arts Engagement Initiative 15 million dollars to improve the accessibility to their museums through the use of mobile technology, including 3D imaging and GPS. The five centres to receive funding are the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, The New York Botanical Garden, and the Museum of Modern Art. From our correspondent Lucia Ruggiero. Continue reading