Use the end of this week to shoot photos or make drawings to include in the class Image Bank for the REMIX Project. Please gather, shoot, find or make images to contribute.
You must own the rights to the image... so no stealing, make them original.
EACH STUDENT will contribute an image into EACH of the Categories...
Do make sure that you title each of your images with topic_yourname.jpg.
THE PUBLIC FOLDER will be called
Inside that will be 10 folders called:
We will begin work on the Remix Project NEXT WEEK on MONDAY.
Enjoy gathering your images, please upload them to the imagebank when you can!
The ABC's of DADA
A documentary-in-progress on the dada movement, titled, "Random Acts of Beauty: The Story of Dada."
Andre Breton / Electronic Poetry kit
Spring 2014 Digital Arts / Mixed-Media Studio:
We used to be able to watch this entire documentary film online... but now they are asking for donations. Please try to view full video.
RiP! A Remix Manifesto (it's about 86 minutes)
Take notes on what you find most revealing or surprising about the contemporary practice of remix artists. Does the video raise issues about your own use of digital media... in your artwork or your life? How does the video relate to recent internet blackout/protest and SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) legislation? Do you side with the CopyLEFT or the CopyRIGHT?
Prepare your comments (about 150 words) and have them ready to post to the blog...
A couple of years back I found my child asleep in her bed, lying on her back. Her laptop was open on her stomach, screen saver flashing; her right hand clutched her cell phone to her ear. She had fallen asleep multi-tasking.
-- Daniel Herwitz
Paying Attention in Digital Times
The body and identity have become prominent themes in the digital realm, centering on questions of how we define ourselves in virtual as well as networked physical space. While our physical bodies are still individual, physical objects, they have also become increasingly transparent; exact surveillance and identification seem to threaten the idea of individual autonomy... Our virtual existence suggests the opposite of a unified, individual body - multiple selves inhabiting mediated realities.
- Christiane Paul
author of Digital Art
This digital art project poses a question: What is portraiture in the digital age? Consider the history of portraiture, especially self-portraits by artists, and how the era is reflected in the style of the portrait. Some examples:
PREP: Bring to class your laptop, photoshop software, a folder of original digital images to use in photoshop collage. (new drawings, digital illustrations, photo files, fresh images of you and the textures, tools and objects that define your creative self.) All images must be original, no copyright conflicts.
Create a self-portrait that reflects your own identity as an artist in this contemporary age. Your portrait must also engage the concept of mosaic in digital media and should be assembled from multiple pieces that together form the whole. Allow the divisions between these pieces to play an active role in the image dynamics of the portrait. As tiled images these should reflect the multiplicity and fragmentation of personal identity in the digital age. Consider mixing traditional techniques (drawing, painting, etc) with digital techniques. Employ art principles to strengthen image unity (color, line, texture, etc). Assemble a dynamic image that contains both unity and surprise. Work at appropriate image resolution for quality output. Final work should be printed OR mounted to large scale (at least 20 inches in one direction.) Assemble mixed-media to highest quality final craft.
Mosaic Project Intro Slideshow / Low-rez
Students: What new thing have you recently noticed in Digital Culture?
It could be a trend in social media, a special effect in film making, a behavior with digital devices, a new technology for creativity, a digital work of art you saw in a museum... or on the internet...or on the street. It should be something that ignites your curiosity about how humans and digital media interact...
You will post the short description of what you have recently noticed in Digital Culture... as a comment to this blog entry. In class I will show you how to post to the blog. (I need to approve your posts, so it's best to do it first in class) Please include the complete URL (http...) and tell us what you have noticed and credit your source. Thanks!
Please Watch this PBS FRONTLINE show Online
Watch the entire 90 minute show in segments online.
Make notes on each topic segment...
Make notes and write a short reflection on what you found most interesting or surprising about the show. (about 150 words)
Arts perspective from Bill Payne, Dean of UMD's School of Fine Arts, as 2014 begins. His vision includes dual tracks in academics and community engagement. Meet Bill Payne on The PlayList. www.theplaylistonline.org
Come out and support UMD photo students
Opening Thursday January 23, 5 - 7 PM
Featuring Work from UMD's Photography Department
Sponsored by Jen Dietrich & Lew Connor
January 23 - March 27, 2014
Gallery Celebration: January 23, 5 - 7 PM
Gallery Discussion: March 27, 5:30 PM
The Duluth Art Institute's annual Emerging Photographers show is a showcase for the amazing talents coming out of the University of Minnesota Duluth's Photography department. This year's participants are Sara Hughes, Daniel Badhwa, Lauren Budge, Jordan Hoeft, Dane Pedersen, Steve Pestalozzi, and Marissa Murdy. These seven students work in mediums as diverse as anthotypes and cyanotypes, black and white and color, applying their chosen medium to a diversity of subject matter is well worth a viewing.
Collections of films, audio, images and texts which are no longer protected by copyright. Trawling through the Internet Archive, Wikimedia Commons and other such sites, we bring you a continuously growing and curated slice of what the public domain has to offer. Most material featured is in the public domain worldwide but the rights status of some works (particular films) may vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, so do check before reusing.
- See more at: http://publicdomainreview.org/the-collections/#sthash.2vtZbtkb.dpuf
This blog collects info on how rising seas will affect any coastal city in the U.S.
The 100 Years Rising blog
BURN : an energy journal
BURN is a public radio show about energy and climate change around the world
What will Miami look like in 2100?
Surging Seas> data and maps
Map pages show threats from sea level rise and storm surge to all 3000+ coastal towns, cities, counties and states in the Lower 48. Click on a label to get started, or type a zip or name in the search box - See more at: http://sealevel.climatecentral.org/#sthash.jIlpr0TF.dpuf
CREATE YOUR OWN POSTCARD FROM THE FUTURE
Use your imagination (and photoshop skills) to visualize a dystopian or utopian cityscape in the year 2100... Screen grab a photo of a coastal city on google street view...
Or find one on Wikimedia Commons (look for a public domain image)
then digital composite your postcard from the future...integrating water, wild life, urban decay...or engineering solutions to the changing environment.
What will Miami, New York, Baltimore, New Orleans...look like as seas rise? Will human culture adapt and continue to inhabit these locations...
Or will everyone flee the coastal zones and move to ... Duluth?
"This is where the talent wants to live"
A New Type of Growing City
Oliver Wasow / Photography
Postcards from the future / London:
Nickolay Lamm's images of the future
Also fun: Paradise Lost: Twisted Postcards From Dystopic Vacations
University of Minnesota Duluth is pleased to welcome filmmaker Alex Smith to Duluth for two sneak preview screenings of his newest film "Winter in the Blood," which is based on the novel by acclaimed author James Welch. Aspiring filmmakers, visual art students, cultural studies students... Don't miss this opportunity to meet Alex Smith and hear about the process of creating a feature film.
UMD students are encouraged to attend one of these screenings of Winter in the Blood, which also count for Art & Design students as Visual Culture Lecture Series:
2:00-4:00 pm on Sunday September 29:
Screening of Winter in the Blood and Q and A with filmmaker Alex Smith at Zinema in downtown Duluth. (Theater 1, seats 95)
4-6:00 pm on Monday September 30:
Screening of the film and Q and A with Alex in at the Weber Music Hall on UMD campus
Reception at the Tweed Museum of Art following the Monday afternoon screening.
MORE INFO ABOUT WINTER IN THE BLOOD:
"If I want to paint your portrait, I'm painting it on you -- physically on you. That also means you're probably going to end up with an ear full of paint because I need to paint your ear on your ear," says Alexa Meade.
The Festival Ars Electronica 2013 is all about memory and memories, how they are created, how they influence our lifes, why we keep them and what we do with them. It discusses the fundamental elements of human memory, reflects on the current state of data and takes a look into the future what memory is going to be like.
Check out the program on
more images on flickr
The summer session remix project encourages you to make the work you want to make. The only rule is that you must incorporate a few images from the class image bank into your work. Plan to save and share multiple versions of your digital remix in process. You decide the full size and materials for the final version. Give yourself freedom to play with photoshop layers, hues, and other image adjustments. Test alternative inkjet transfer methods and materials for use in your remix of media.
Collage/Paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova
view the artist's website here
Juxtapoz Magazine's Gallery section shows every single image on Juxtapoz in one place ...You can also filter by category or search for work by your favorite artist!
Wisdom from Neil Gaiman while addressing college art grads:
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something.
So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it.
Make your mistakes, next year and forever.
Explores the basics of how images communicate. Looks at various types of visual narratives. Presented to the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators at the 2011 national conference in Olympia, WA on July 12, 2011.