Topic: computer animation

Vincent Fournier’s ‘Post Natural History’ photography

“Synthetic biology might be a futuristic idea, but when photographer Vincent Fournier made it the theme for his new art project he looked to the past.” Continue reading


Life of Pi’s 2013 VFX Oscar win hides an industry in crisis

Life of Pi’s beautifully art-directed CG is by turns elegant and epic, while its synthetic animals are more than just superbly renderings of fur and hide – they’re wonderfully realised characters that easily manage to out-act Rafe Spall. Composited CG elements and digital manipulation of video are as inherent to the filmmaking process as editing, production or costume design. Continue reading


New Zealand Digital Art Broadcasted in New York’s Times Square

The Chorus Fibre Network, which will transform internet speed in New Zealand starting from February 2013, presented an exhibition of digital art work from New Zealand’s student artists on the iconic screens of New York’s Times Square. This was in order to demonstrate the new localising effect fibre optic broadband will have in putting New Zealand in closer contact with the rest of the world. Continue reading


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


Computers and Creativity

This interdisciplinary volume introduces new theories and ideas on creativity from the perspectives of science and art. Featuring contributions from leading researchers, theorists and artists working in artificial intelligence, generative art, creative computing, music composition, and cybernetics, the book examines the relationship between computation and creativity from both analytic and practical perspectives. Continue reading


Matera, Città dei Sassi, hi-tech

Now it is possible to visit the Unesco World Heritage city of Matera (Italy) with the help and guidance of a touch screen mobile phone or iPad. Matera, the City of Stones, is offered to visitors for the first time in 3D, with a new look, virtual and hi-tech, thanks to the project “Matera città narrata” coordinated by the Institute for Technologies Applied to Cultural Heritage at the National Research Council (CNR-ITABC). Continue reading


New Courses at Banff Centre

Over 8,000 artists, leaders, and researchers from across Canada and around the world participate in programs at The Banff Centre every year. Through its multidisciplinary programming, The Banff Centre provides them with the support they need to create, to develop solutions, and to make the impossible possible. New amazing courses are about to start. Continue reading


Animation Lights is an artistic project and a learning experience

Animation Lights is an interdisciplinary learning project that involves two schools: ISIA Firenze, Higher Institute for Artistic Industries, a state school at University-level that is included in the Institutes for Higher Artistic Training and International School of Comics in Florence, a school dedicated to the languages of animations and comics. Continue reading


Augmented reality: enriching culture

Augmented Reality was initially used for military, industrial, and medical applications, but was soon applied to commercial and entertainment areas as well. In the cultural sector, it can be of particular relevance in the fields of archaeology, architecture, art, city planning, for applications in tourism, education, social innovation Continue reading


Digitizing the past in Cyprus

from dr. Marinos Ioannides, Permanent Academic and Research Staff at Cyprus University of Technology, Advisor to the Director General at Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs Cyprus, Chairman of the National Committee for the Digitalisation and e-Preservation at Ministry of Education and Culture Cyprus. An interesting project that intends to provide e-Documentation of the UNESCO World Heritage listed monuments in Cyprus. Continue reading