Digital Arts

Robert Seidel Exhibits on World’s Largest LCD Screen

Published September 9, 2011 at 12:16 am

Robert Seidel is one of the more original and skilled video painters alive, wielding novel techniques, a solid color concept, and a heartfelt sense of time. His work recently showed on the world’s largest LCD display, mounted on the Seoul Square Building in Korea. The screen stands at 78 meters (256 feet) high, stretching 99
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Shoot First, Focus Later: Digital Camera Breakthrough

Published June 22, 2011 at 9:12 am

The Lytro camera employs a breakthrough technology called a microlens array to gather a significantly larger amount of data with each shot.  The photographer, or others, can later sift through this data using computer tools, adjusting the focus point of the picture in post-production.  The concept was first proposed by the founder of Lytro, Ren Ng,
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Microsoft vs. Adobe: Silverlight vs. Flash, Expression vs. Creative Suite

Published April 28, 2010 at 7:12 pm

            Flash vs. Silverlight: a useful technical comparison here at Smashingmagazine.  And the winner by category: Animation – Silverlight File size – Flash Scripting – Silverlight Video/Audio – Silverlight Sound processing – Flash Accessibility – Flash Platform compatibility – Flash Text representation/SEO – Silverlight Supported image formats – Flash Socket programming
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Check Out These Freakin’ Dogs, Man

Published March 5, 2010 at 2:28 am

So, I’m looking for a high-speed digital video camera like 100+ fps and a friend sent me a suggestion and here are some dogs someone shot with it on YouTube. You got to check out these freakin’ dogs, man: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLJwab_keTk Seriously. The camera rents for like $2500/day in L.A. and retails for $117,500. I don’t
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Who’s Afraid of New Media?

Published January 13, 2010 at 7:33 pm

  I’d like to recommend this all-day new media event. George Fifield is arguably the most active and knowledgeable new media expert in New England. Anne and Michael Spalter are dedicated collectors, teach, and author on the topic and recently acquired some of my work. Who’s Afraid of New Media? 10:30 am — 4 pm
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ATNE – Art Technology New England

Published January 13, 2010 at 5:03 pm

Boston’s ever-changing landscape spawned a new organization this year, Art Technology New England or ATNE. Providing a forum for communication between multimedia artists, academic departments, non-profits, and businesses, ATNE aspires to unify these sometimes disparate parties and brighten the future of the arts, technology and business in New England. A private function was held at
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Principles of Art for Animators

Published October 3, 2009 at 4:16 am

Principles guide us through the centuries. Through the dark ages when events would have us forget our homelands. Fashion distracts and entertains, but principles steady the tiller. What are the Principles of Art? Hints: They are not render times, nor intersecting planes. Nor fire effects – as real as these look they provide no warmth
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What would Van Gogh think of fractals?

Published October 3, 2009 at 4:07 am

What would Monet think of filters? Cezanne and splines? Voillard and the Clone Tool? None of it matters. Why? They are gone. And we are here. They have left us their world, to make it ours.


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Am I an artist or a graphic designer?

Published October 3, 2009 at 3:32 am

Are we graphic designers or artists? What is the difference? What do hex codes want with color? Do pixels know line and gesture? Do polygons understand form? What does our hand know of an optical mouse, or a digital pen? What do our eyes know of backlit cells? Will our heart beat in time with
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Eyes of the Face

Published August 10, 2009 at 4:24 am

  A computer is a wondrous tool, but playing with a wondrous tool is not the same as using it to build visual art. The eyes can see the difference. Timeless visual art can be seen with the eyes of the face, the eyes of the mind, and the eyes of the heart. The eyes
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The Death of Fine Arts

Published February 4, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Over the past one hundred years, the Fine Arts have suffered a sudden death at the hands of Edison, Marconi, George Eastman, and Philo Farnsworth. Prior to the invention of the phonograph, cinema, radio, camera, and television, sounds and images were precious and unique. Audio and visual recording and mass distribution have wiped
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