EM15 Celebrating 15 Years of Digital Arts and Electronic Music

EM15_logoEM15 is an annual event in Montréal that celebrated its 15th anniversary this year by joining forces with ELEKTRA and MUTEK to create a mind numbing 6 day long series of events. Continue reading

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Moving from STEM to STEAM: What Really Works

NEFDCThis New England Faculty Development Consortium conference at the Roger Williams University discusses the transition from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) to STEAM (STEM with Art). From learning about Continue reading

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“Hostage” Frederik de Wilde’s Blackest Color

de WildeThis color is a hue absent of all and any light. Frederik de Wilde created “blacker-than-black,” a material born of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) that has changed how we see or don’t see color. The nano-engineered discovery is grown from tiny nanotubes 10,000 times smaller than a piece of human hair and capable of absorbing more than 99% of the light that hits them.

He states “Interweaving art, science and technology enabled me to reconnect with society, challenge the art world to create a potentially deeper impact. ”

Read the interview with the artist here.

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Momentum – United Visual Artists (UVA)

united-visual-artists-momentum-barbican_05Our internal model of time, movement, mass and space is based on a lifetime of experience, perhaps even genetically encoded. What happens when we build a new model? What happens when we bend the rules?’

United Visual Artists has created Momentum, a carefully choreographed sequence of light, sound and movement, which responds to the unique space of the Barbican’s Curve. Continue reading

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Xylophone plays Bach with the whirl of a wooden ball

XylophoneGo to the woods of Kyushu, Japan. Engineer a massive xylophone (or is it a marimba?) to run down the slope of a forested hill. Take a wooden ball, place it at the top of said instrument, and push it. What do you get? Bach’s treatment of a traditional church hymn! Namely, “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.” See the video here.

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It Only Happens All of the Time – Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon

NoTouch, IWYWMWYWM #2Los Angeles-based artist Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon works in sound, installation, and sculpture. Her work is often devised around audio and spatial feedback systems that manipulate the visitor’s awareness of sound and space, incorporating the physical and sonic qualities of surrounding architecture to engage the viewer’s senses.

Through June 15, 2014
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts – San Francisco

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The Light Hours – Haroon Mirza

The Light Hours - Haroon Mirza / Villa Savoye, Poissy (Yvelines)Based on the history and functional evolutions of the Villa Savoye, Haroon Mirza will install a system of solar panels to power the LED lights that will shape his installation. This will enable him to organize a vast network of acoustic vibrations, thus transforming into a sound-space that which Le Corbusier used to call an
“unspeakable space”. The formal simplicity of the architecture of Continue reading

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Transcending Perception: Paul Myoda’s “Glittering Machines”

Myoda, "Billowy-Thorny Sconce," 2010

Myoda, “Billowy-Thorny Sconce,” 2010

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

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Famous paintings help study the Earth’s past atmosphere

Turner, "The Lake Petworth Sunset Fighting Bucks"

Turner, “The Lake Petworth Sunset Fighting Bucks”

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.

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Aquarium of Equations Guang Zhu

guang1Guang 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.

Read more about her work here.

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