Topic: art and new media technologies

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Technology With Teens

As digital art continues to impact contemporary art, teachers in the United States are finding innovative approaches to design. We recently caught up with Bill Blidy, a high school teacher who began his career with technology and someone who has been “tweaking” the way digital technology can enhance his students’ visions. An interisting interview by our US correspondent James and Maria Huntley. Continue reading


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Biennale finds art in digital media

Korea is hosting 49 artists and group from 20 countries worldwide for an International Media Art Biennale with a wide range of installations, videos and interactive. Mediacity aims to show a multitude of interests that captivates the world of contemporary media art today. Continue reading


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88MoCCA WebMuseum of Chinese Contemporary Art

88 MOCCA shows a selection of more than 100 artworks of over 50 Chinese contemporary artists. On the webmuseum the visitor can get a deeper insight into Chinese contemporary art. Videos, interviews, event calendar, ressources, news and e-cards complete the experience. Continue reading


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Gerald Guthrie: From Printmaker to Animator

Currently a full professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois, Gerald Guthrie began his career as a printmaker but began to teach himself 3D modeling and animation in 1996. Since then, he has added digital art to his repertoire and has exhibited in many animation festivals around the world. Interview by US correspondents James and Maria Huntley. Continue reading


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INTERNET FESTIVAL 2012 – Shaping the Future

The future is present, October 4 to 7, 2012 in Pisa. The city is a symbol of the Italian digital age since the first degree course in computers started here in 1969, and over 50 years ago the first calculator was invented in Pisa. So it is a logical location for the 2012 edition of the Internet Festival, an important event to discover and explore the latest tendencies and developments for the future of Internet. Continue reading


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VIDEOFORMES 2013 – Video Art and Digital Culture Festival

Submissions are open for Videoformes 2013, a leading European video art and digital culture festival to be held in Clermont-Ferrand in France.
Since its inception in 1984, the festival has defined itself as a permanent observer of the newest evolution in the field, while creating a platform for the interaction of artists and the general public. Continue reading


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Of Sketchbooks and Virtual Reality

“Building virtual environments as an art activity promotes a complex opportunity to investigate the dynamics of perception and communication.” Margaret Dolinsky has been working with virtual environments since 1995, creating interactive art experiences that have been exhibited internationally including China, Japan and Austria. Interview by US correspondents James and Maria Huntley. Continue reading


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Digital art continues to reach all parts of the world

The debate between traditionalists who create with the purity of brushes and pens against the new media artists who generate artworks with anything digital technology has to offer, is expected to continue for a long time yet. Some artists from Africa, show why their artworks are classified as digital art. Continue reading


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Is this just fun with characters?

Tiago Pinto, a Portuguese Advertising Creative working in Amsterdam, had “not-so-far-from-work-stuff” personal fun with Fonts, and developed the Type Faces project. Words at Play by Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich and Matteo Bologna was another project where the fonts are used to make portraits of famous writers. Continue reading


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Outside Chapter: interactive art promoted by A plus A

The exhibition is the second half of a curatorial project born as an art exchange between the Art Academy of Hamburg (HFBK) and A plus A Slovenian Exhibition Centre in Venice. Outside Chapter wants to investigate the use of technology in the process of making an interactive art work. the theme to be explored is the concept of “serendipity”, that special feeling, a happy accident or pleasant surprise of finding something good or useful while not specifically searching for it. Continue reading