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January 20, 2012

Recently Noticed in Digital Culture

Here is where you will post the short description of something interesting you have recently noticed in Digital Culture. Please include the complete URL (http...) and tell us what you have noticed and credit your source. Thanks!

Photoshop Tutorials We Like

Art 2016 students, please post the photoshop tutorial you want to share with the class as a comment to this blog entry. Include the FULL URL (http...) and write a few sentences that tell us what the tutorial teaches and credit the source.
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Here is a step by step tutorial from DIGITAL ARTS online
Phil Wheeler talks us through the creative process behind his artwork Sin, where experiments and limited time lead to some interesting results.
http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/tutorials/?featureID=3330761#1

Somnio Ergo Sum: I Dream therefore I Exist

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Somnio ergo sum is a personal project by artist/designer Dorian Gourg who lives in Paris.
Here is a quote from his website:
Dreaming and developing an esoteric side of one's personality has became the cure to protect ourselves from the undercurrent and ubiquitous philosophy of these times, mercantilism dogmas. By associating a "Back to nature" quest with a material disengagement, we are revisiting the antic beliefs and myths, we are exploring the inmost depths of the human spirit. This is the new purpose of thinking nowadays, not to find our place in the world like Descartes but searching our place amongst others, without loosing our own originality. Escaping from reality to find refuge in the fields of dreams, imagination and surrealism: "We are able to be spiritual therefore we are."
http://doriangourg.com/work/somnio_ergo_sum_02.html

He also has a blog that is full of dreamlike composites and surprising juxtapositions:
http://do-wild-thing.blogspot.com/

Other dream-like collections of images:
http://sheridantursan.blogspot.com/

http://wakeupmushi.blogspot.com/

January 18, 2012

Wikimedia Blackout

Imagine a World Without Free Knowledge
For over a decade, we have spent millions of hours building the largest encyclopedia in human history. Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the free and open Internet. For 24 hours, to raise awareness, we are blacking out Wikipedia.

https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/SOPA/Blackoutpage

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2012/01/2012117154358351284.html

January 16, 2012

Making the Invisible Visible


Making the Invisible Visible is an Amnesty International street art project highlighting the plight of six individuals who have suffered human rights abuses.The project is a unique collaboration between German street art collective Mentalgassi and creative team Lisa Jelliffe and Kirsten Rutherford from Wieden + Kennedy London. The installations use special lenticular fence posters. Launched in London last year to highlight the case of Troy Davis, this year the campaign can be seen in 26 locations across 6 European cities. Each installation depicts a close up of an individual's face. The image is invisible from front on, only becoming visible to those approaching the fence. A plaque on each site alerts passers-by to an Amnesty International website where they can take action in support of each of the individuals featured.

Find out more and take action at: http://www.amnesty.org/arts

January 5, 2012

Homegrown Art Show


As the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival continues to grow, we are excited to expand the festival to include new and unique artistic experiences for Twin Ports audiences to enjoy. Homegrown is happy once again to announce a visual art component to this year's festival.

Deadline : March 1, 2012
http://duluthhomegrown.com/homegrown-art/