Posts tagged ‘art’
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Vancouver’s waterfront looks a little different this week, thanks to a massive, interactive artwork created by artist Janet Echelman and Google’s Aaron Koblin. Using their mobile phones, visitors can create colors and ripples of light across the surface of a 300-foot textile sculpture suspended above the walkways—all powered by Chrome. Learn more about this piece, which was created for the 30th annual TED conference: http://goo.gl/S7ULeq
Click on the picture to see a fascinating never-ending zooming image.
Electric Sheep is a collaborative abstract artwork founded by Scott Draves. It’s run by thousands of people all over the world, and can be installed on any ordinary PC, Mac, Android, or iPad. When these computers “sleep”, the Electric Sheep comes on and the computers communicate with each other by the internet to share the work of creating morphing abstract animations known as “sheep”.
Anyone watching one of these computers may vote for their favorite animations using the keyboard. The more popular sheep live longer and reproduce according to a genetic algorithm with mutation and cross-over. Hence the flock evolves to please its global audience. You can also design your own sheep and submit them to the gene pool.
The result is a collective “android dream”, blending man and machine to create an artificial lifeform. Learn more about it.
National Gallery Puts Its Collection Online
The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., has launched NGA Images, reproducing its collection online for free.
The site includes more than 20,000 images, which means you could be looking at Camille Pissarro’s Self-Portraitright now, or Leonardo da Vinci’s Ginevra de’Benci, or even El Greco’s Laocoön (if you’re into that sort of thing), instead of reading this blog post.
Earl A. Powell III, director of the National Gallery, said the site celebrates the Gallery’s 71st anniversary, and “supports research, teaching, and personal enrichment; promotes interdisciplinary research; and nurtures an appreciation of all that inspires great works of art.”
by Philip Scott Johnson
500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art
Music: Bach’s Sarabande from Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 performed by Yo-Yo Ma
Nominated as Most Creative Video
2nd Annual YouTube Awards
For a complete list of artists and paintings visithttp://www.maysstuff.com/womenid.htm
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