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The Royal Ontario Museum launches a game jam to animate their exhibitions

In an exciting pilot project, the ROM, in partnership with Gamercamp and the University of Toronto, is opening its doors to game developers for a three-day game jam August 9-11, 2013 to create digital games to animate the exhibits in the museum. The experience continues onward: completed games will get play-tested at the ROM in mid-October and will officially premiere at Gamercamp in November Continue reading


Prize winners at the Alys Beach Digital Graffiti Festival

The winning pieces are all incredibly diverse in content and concept. While some feature more abstract images and shapes, others concentrate more on the use of light and images to capture particular sentiments. Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is the world’s first projection art festival, with artists using the latest technologies to project their original works onto the town’s iconic white walls. Continue reading


Sónar Festival in its 20th year

Sónar Festival in Barcelona recently celebrated its 20th year of showcasing music, new media techonologies and art. The festival, officially named the Sónar International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art was held between 13th and 16th of June this month and is a pioneering, one-of-a-kind event due to the incredible range of activities, concerts, events and exhibitions on show. Continue reading


Digital Design Drop In

Up until 22th June the Victoria and Albert Museum of art and design in London was holding drop-in sessions giving members of the public the chance to talk to visiting digital artists Michael Takeo Magruder, Paul Granjon and Patrick Stevenson-Keating. … Continue reading


Google Arts Project includes all state museums to their database

The Google Art Project has recently incorporated a further 8 Spanish museums to its online database, completing the project’s effort to include all state museums. The inclusion of these museums adds a further 300 masterpieces to the online database, and 9,000 artists, including Goya and Julio Romero de Torres and is further proof of the huge importance of digital databases, which improve the accessibility and democratisation of artwork worldwide. Continue reading


Digital art wall on show at the Avera McKennan hospital in South Dakota

The Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Centre in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has a digital art wall used to display digital art exhibitions to inspire patients and visitors and add a sense of positivity to the centre. The current … Continue reading


ISEA2013

SEA2013 is a symposium of electronic arts currently taking place in Sydney, Australia, and featuring more than 35 art exhibitions, public, talks, conferences, performances and workshops. The main theme of the event is ‘Resistance is Futile’, incapsulating the idea that society has been unable to resist electronic art as an intrinsic part of our contemporary world. Continue reading


Digital sculpture at Sónar Festival, Barcelona

A 12-metre-tall, digital, audiovisual sculpture has been unveiled for viewing at the National Museum of Catalonia in Barcelona. The digital sculpture, by Italian artist Davide Quayola, is based on an sculpture of Rodin, and is part of the International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Arts, Sónar. Continue reading


Digital comics go interactive

Not only has the digital artwork used in digitally published comics become dynamic and 3D, but the new format used to create them will allow readers to manipulate and decide the outcome of the story. With the debut of the DC2 format, readers will be able to choose from a selection of different paths the story can take. Continue reading


Shailja Gupta’s ‘Glimpses’

Indian artist Shailja Gupta recently unveiled her latest digital art project entitled ‘Glimpses- 100 years of Indian Cinema’. The exhibition features portraits of iconic actors throughout the 100 year period and uses Adobe Photoshop to filter, edit and recolour the images, in order to capture the visual vibrance Indian cinema is famous for.
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