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Gorgeous Video Game “Lumino City” Was Hand-Built from Paper, Not Pixels

Friday 12.05.2014 , Posted by
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Most video game developers spend their hours working with polygons on computer screens, but the team of developers at State of Play have been using mostly cardboard. Their unusually beautiful new release, called Lumino City, was entirely hand-built from cardboard, paper, string, LED lights and electric motors. The team then photographed and filmed the entire world, creating a delightfully crafty universe filled with paper textures. [Read more…]

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This New Acoustic Instrument Sounds Like a Digital Synthesizer

Tuesday 11.04.2014 , Posted by
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This new stringed instrument from Turkish musician Görkem Şen bridges the gap between the unplugged goodness of acoustic instruments, and the space aged sounds of a synthesizer. But don’t be fooled, this is purely acoustic – no electricity is involved.

He calls his creation the Yaybahar, and plays it with a variety of methods from striking and stroking the horizontal springs with a mallet, to percussion techniques on the two round drum-like membranes, or plucking, strumming and using a bow on the vertical strings. The Yaybahar provides such a wide range of sounds – from beautiful to grating – that we could see it creating all sorts of compelling new music. [Read more…]

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Norman Rockwell’s “Connoisseur” Admires the GIF Masterpieces of Today

Wednesday 10.08.2014 , Posted by
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For the GIF connoisseur, there isn’t a huge selection at your local gallery or museum. But one art space has emerged digitally, bringing those with a taste for looping images that same sense of admiring a masterpiece… in the company of one particular fellow. He originally appeared in Norman Rockwell’s painting The Connoisseur in 1951. It showed him observing what looked like a Jackson Pollock piece. [Read more…]

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Serene Digital Illustrations by Liza Van Rees

Sunday 02.24.2013 , Posted by

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In the town of Roermond in Southern Holland is an artist by the name of Liza van Rees. Not much is known about her except that she focuses on creating graphic images of women who symbolize and produce a serene type of ambiance. Still in university, Liza creates and illustrates the images digitally and focuses on the conceptual elements in her work. To see all of her illustrated works you can visit her website, behance page and facebook. [Read more…]

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Digital Jailhouse Illustrations by Felipe Luchi

Wednesday 02.06.2013 , Posted by

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These illustrations were created for a print campaign in Go Outside Magazine, and portray the current digital landscape in bleaker terms than we’re all used to seeing. Digital advancement is coveted and hailed on major news outlets all across the web. Each day, people are encouraged to create the next big: social network, music site, mobile app technology, or inspired to integrate technology into a current service – like the Uber town car service in San Francisco. While it can be seen that technology is advancing our lives, is anyone stopping to look at how we’re also becoming prisoners to it as well? These digital jailhouse illustrations by Felipe Luchi explore this idea, and allow us to take a hard look at what we’re really getting ourselves into. [Read more…]

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Vibrant, Striking Digital Art by Chris Saunders

Wednesday 01.16.2013 , Posted by

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The moment I saw these incredible works of art, I was immediately transplanted back to Fractal Nation at Burning Man. Chris Saunder’s art is so visually stimulating that the longer you look at it, the more you find to appreciate. He brings visionary art into the digital realm and captures the energy of life. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Saunders is now an LA resident and has been creating original digital designs while teaching at the Art Center College since 2004. After dabbling in the traditional design environment, “he had a moment of clarity,…saw the future of art and computer driven 2D and 3D graphics and animation across multiple media platforms and decided to lead rather than follow. [Read more…]

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Darkened Cities Show the Sky Without Light Pollution

Wednesday 12.26.2012 , Posted by

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Have you ever wondered what the night sky might look like with all the city and street lights turned off? Thierry Cohen from Paris did, and through his imagination and exploration, created a digital project called “Darkened Cities.” [Read more…]

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The Essence of Being: Spiritual Photomanipulation

Wednesday 11.07.2012 , Posted by

The moment I saw these incredible works of art, I was immediately transplanted back to Fractal Nation at Burning Man. Cameron Gray’s art is like a new wave, digital version of Alex Gray’s astounding collection. His images capture what I believe to be the essence of existence. Cameron Gray seems to be tapping in to a porthole that many have never experienced. From what I’ve seen, the majority of visionary art is made up of loving beings with good intentions; nothing to be feared. [Read more…]

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Paperless Push: Digital Postal Mail Explored

Monday 10.15.2012 , Posted by

In a future, not too distant from where we exist now, there will be a generation who won’t even know what snail mail is — or was. The phrase will entirely drop from our lexicon like a rock tossed into a dark lake, never to surface again except for nostalgic purposes. “Hey, remember when people used to lick these things, put them on an envelope (whatever that even is), and then send them to their family and friends with writing on and in them? Super weird, right?” The future of going paperless is continuing to grow, and trees around the world are breathing a sigh of relief. [Read more…]

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Digital Connectivity and the Future of Communication

Tuesday 10.02.2012 , Posted by

In our technology obsessed world, people are becoming more and more connected than ever before. The world has seen an explosive growth in connectivity over the last five years, and the next five look to see an even further expansion of communication and digital oneness. History has shown that a new medium will take shape and become a standard every few decades, but since the mid-20th century, there has been a rapid-fire evolution of how communication technology advances and connects people around the world.  [Read more…]

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