Posts tagged ‘digital’

July 13, 2010

Digital Design Drop-ins at the V&A

Do you want to see amazing digital artwork, join in lively discussions about digital media, art and life, and meet digital artists and designers with enough space and time to chat to them about what they do? Then check out our monthly Wednesday afternoon Digital Design Drop-ins.

On 21 July Memo Akten, whose work focuses on designing and developing technology to create emotional and memorable experiences. The work ranges from large-scale immersive interactive installations, visuals for live performances and music videos to online works and mobile applications.

The event is part of a programme of digital events at the V&A.

March 10, 2010

The death and resurrection of photography in a digitized world

Photography is dead. That news may come as a surprise, since obituaries about art tend to be written about painting. Invented in the 1830s, photo-graphy is still in its infancy as an art form compared to the centuries-old medium of painting. Despite inventions like portable paint tubes and fast-drying acrylic, painting has not undergone the transformations that digitalization is bringing to the medium of photography.

Of course, I’m speaking about the death of film photography. Happy to save on the cost of film and the time taken to develop it, consumers embraced digitalization with such gusto that a whole industry is dying. In 2005, the film photography giant AgfaPhoto filed for bankruptcy. In 2009, Polaroid ceased the production of instant Polaroid film, and Kodak discontinued Kodachrome film. Digital photographs are not only cheaper and faster to produce; they can be stored endlessly and shared instantly with countless friends. Polaroids, though ‘instant’, could not be emailed and tweeted.

For artists, such mass-market developments are turning film photography into a specialist field, like lithography. Old paper photographs will soon become a rarity at flea markets and then a pricey collector’s item.“…. Read the full article at Frieze Magazine | Archive | Long Exposure.

January 22, 2010

V & A appoints digital artist in residence

reblogged from  | News | Design Week

V&A appoints digital artist in residence | News | Design Week.

“The Victoria & Albert Museum has appointed its first ever digital artist in residence.Christian Kerrigan will be based at the V&A’s Sackler Centre until June, creating new pieces for his ongoing body of work, The 200 Year Continuum, which he began in 2007.Kerrigan will work with the V&A’s collection and its research and conservation departments, and will make use of the new digital media studios in the Sackler Centre. He will hold open studios and host public events alongside the V&A’s ongoing digital exhibition, Decode: Digital Design Sensations.Kerrigan will also be exploring the V&A’s digital archives, focusing on the prints and drawings collection. He is planning to explore mythical landscapes in Japanese prints to create new works.”

see also these events hosted at the V & A –  check the details on their website follow the link to open studios

Open Studios Christian Kerrigan – Digital Design Resident

Free, drop-in – Supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation

20, 29 January
10, 13, 14, 19, 24 February
3, 12, 13, 14, 24 March
9, 10, 11, 16, 21 April
Residency Studios, Sackler Centre

Christian uses digital technology to make objects, installations, and drawings which draw out an array of ideas about nature, technology and mortality.
Visit the Residency webpages to find out more about Christian’s work

The Residency Programme is supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

January 15, 2010

Sneak peek of the cover of issue 133: our Handmade vs. Digita… on Twitpic

Sneak peek of the cover of issue 133: our Handmade vs. Digital face-off…

via Sneak peek of the cover of issue 133

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January 12, 2010

Art and the human form

– new techniques to aid perfect replication

“Artists – be they painters, sculptors, authors or poets – all strive to capture real aspects of the human condition.  In order for their craft to reach out to people, they must recreate, as perfectly as possible, human voice, emotion or appearance.  For sculptors, this task has been harder than most – indeed, it has been virtually impossible to create a flawless copy of a person – until now.

Thanks to ground-breaking research carried out by digital media lecturer Anneke Pettican, there is now a way of perfectly replicating ourselves using the photographic process.

Instead of the traditional method of working from a two-dimensional image, this innovative use of technology allows artists to capture their models in three dimensions, promoting a wider exploration of poise and character.”

now follow the link to find out more…

Art and the human form – new techniques to aid perfect replication

December 20, 2009

We need to have real things around us. Things we can touch and smell

reblogged from  via It’s Nice That.

Posted by Will17 December 2009 Part of 2009 Review

It’s four for the price of one today as our digital partners With Associates take time out to reflect on the last year.

With Associates image from 2009, “We need to have real things around us. Things we can touch and smell. They give us perspective on the digital world we work in. To help this we collecting work by our associates and starting this year we’ve had this monthly ‘gallery’ in our meeting space. See more here (read more here)

November 27, 2009

theGOOD : An Interactive Think Tank

theGOOD : An Interactive Think Tank.

his interactive think tank creates meaningful connections between the analog and digital worlds; the site not only showcases its portfolio of work and experimentation but aggregates and displays its social data.

November 16, 2009

DADI AWARDS – Drum Awards for the Digital Industries

“The annual DADI Awards, in association with Leeds Live it Love it took place on Friday 13th November in the Royal Armories, Leeds. 

Crowned DADI of them all and taking home the
Grand Prix was MadeByPi for First Direct. Scooping the Chairman’s Award for the second year in a row was BJL for their work with Rustlers

Digital Agency of the Year went to fuse8, DADI individual of the Year toTony Fogget from Code Computerlove and Chris Hemmingway from MadeByPi was awarded Creative Individual of the Year.”

“MadeByPi® and University of Huddersfield embrace Yorkshire’s digital talent MadeByPi® is working in collaboration with the University of Huddersfield’s ada network (school of art, design and architecture) to nurture, embrace and retain talented digital graduates in Yorkshire.”

MediaVest Manchester were awarded Media Buying Agency of the Year andStudent of the Year went to Sam Whigham from Salford University.”

DADI AWARDS – Drum Awards for the Digital Industries.

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November 13, 2009

DADI Awards broadcast online

Digital Week comes to a close this weekend with the final highlights including the DADI Awards in Leeds.

Yorkshire venues have played host to events all week designed to bring together and celebrate digital talent across the region.

Tonight’s DADI ceremony at the Royal Armouries will recognise the best in the digital business and if you can’t make it along the event will be broadcast online. Tune in from 7.30pm.

The awards promise to be an exciting climax to Digital Week, which has hosted debates and workshops about graphic design, social networks, animation, 3D and music.

Highlights have included talks on the future of music in the digital age, breakfast with the creators of AudioBoo – described as an “audio version of Twitter and YouTube” rolled into one – and the Bradford Animation Festival at the National Media Museum.

via the Drum