Paul Myoda’s “Glittering Machines” (2008-2013) dance between illusion and fantasy, attempting to tie dreams to shadows with their ephemeral reflections and deep graphic penumbrae. Yet these sculptures are more than just a whimsical engagement with the intangible play of light and dark. They are a view into the development of future beings. Continue reading
A team of Greek and German researchers has shown that the colours of sunsets painted by famous artists can be used to estimate pollution levels in the Earth’s past atmosphere. In particular, the paintings reveal that ash and gas released during major volcanic eruptions scatter the different colours of sunlight, making sunsets appear more red. The results are published today in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, an open access journal of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). Read more here.
Guang Zhu’s art practice is founded in the versatile world of exploratory research and computer art. She works with mathematical equations and computer code to create charismatic abstract simulations. She is fascinated by the artificial movement of mathematical visualizations and has always being curious to explore what metaphysical understandings objects of art can offer in the embodiment of mathematical symbols and computational processes. She was a grantee of LMCC 2013, also her research papers has been published by Fylkingen Publishing’s Hz Journal in Stockholm, Sweden, 2013 and The Arts in Society conference, Rome, Italy, 2014.
Artist David Datuna worked closely with a team of Glass developers to produce his latest series ‘Viewpoint of Billions,’ a groundbreaking interactive, social experience with Glass. One of the most important aspects that was paramount to the project, was not letting the technology get in the way of the art–the technology is meant to work a high-tech tool of engagement. ‘Portrait of America,’ the seminal work of David Datuna’s “Viewpoint of Billions” series, is a 12-foot multi-media flag that is the first public installation and artwork in the world to utilize Google Glass. The vision of an artist whose story is akin to the American dream, ‘Portrait of America’ chronicles the journey of a diverse and great nation through a new visual language.
f(Glitch), or The Function of Glitch, is an interlinked series of events that includes an art exhibit at the Simons Center, a theatrical production in the Wang Chapel, a musical concert at the Staller Recital Hall and a series of colloquia at the Humanities Institute and the Simons Center. It will bring together a wide range of scientists, scholars, and artists to consider the utility of noise, for scientific and humanistic research as well as for artistic production. This is the fourth in a series of large-scale events produced by cDACT (Consortium for Digital Arts, Culture and Technology). Previous events considered sound, space, and data—each a central concept for digital culture—with a broad range of participants from the arts and sciences. We now turn to another crucial topic: error and noise.
f(Glitch) Festival at Stony Brook University continues through March 29.
The Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer (1632-75) is suprisingly a mainstream topic. Vermeer is an artist known for his masterful treatment of light in his paintings of domestic interiors. Yet, The Essential Vermeer postulates that Vermeer could have used the camera obsura, a camera known to both European and Chinese scholars since about 470 BCE, to help create his paintings. Continue reading
Without the work of these curators and professors, tens of thousands of priceless works of art works stollen by Hitler would have been lost to the world forever.
Read the true story here.
Sarah Schönfeld squeezed drops of various legal and illegal liquid drug mixtures onto negative film which had already been exposed. Each drop altered the coating of the film. Much like the effect of some of these substances on humans, this can be a lengthy process – sometimes one that can barely be stopped.
All of the substances behaved very differently: the shapes and Continue reading
Helen Mirra and Ernst Karel’s quadraphonic sound installation Hourly directional sound recording, Mata Atlântica, Brazil (2012) is composed of location recordings made during eleven days of walking in remnants of coastal rainforests in southeastern Brazil.
“Silo Bell,” was created by Paul Matisse for the artist Otto Piene. Inspired by the space inside one of Piene’s silos Matisse decided it was the perfect place to experience his mechanical bell. In addition he designed a floor and incorporated wooden benches. Continue reading