William F. Reese The painter William F. Reese died in 2010, but I recently came across a video presentation he gave in 2009 that I want to share with you in a moment. It contains good advice for those of us who have unrealized ambitions.I never had the pleasure of meeting Reese, but he was a mentor of my mentor, Ann Templeton, who is also now gone. Show More Summary
We usually describe seeing an object by using the past tense: "I saw." The emphasis on its foreclosed quality can make us forget how open-ended seeing is. The dynamism of a seen object is every bit as charged as our bodies' initial physiological responses to it.
New pricing for the Canon EOS-1D C will go into effect in North America February 1st, taking the retail price from $11,999 down to $7,999. The camera is coming up on its third birthday, introduced in April 2012. The 18MP full-frame sensor is capable of 4K video. Read more
Today Windsor Castle opened Waterloo at Windsor: 1815-2015, an exhibition to celebrate the Battle of Waterloo 200 years ago, when the Duke of Wellington trounced Napoleon Bonaparte. The exhibition boasts plunder captured after Napoleon's surrender. Show More Summary
On Thursday we visited the exhibition "Mort Kunstler: The Art of Adventure" at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Mort Kunstler, "Buried Alive for Four Months," Stag Magazine, 1965. The exhibit spans his entire...Show More Summary
January has come and gone in a whirlwind of resolutions, goals, and motivation. How many of us have stuck by them? I hope you’ve all given it the college try! If not, February is right around the corner, bringing more sunlight and longer days, and plenty of time to write, write, write. Meanwhile, take a […]
Shiny on the outside, hollow on the inside. That is how the work of the American artist, Jeff Koons, has been generally described and received, not only by those who are less than affectionate toward it but also by those who like it...
The Jan. 15 announcement of the 2015 Academy Award nominations was greeted with widespread dismay at the omission of Ava DuVernay, the director of "Selma," and David Oyelowo, the movie's star. Once people analyzed and totaled up the nominations, dismay turned to outrage as those in the industry...
There are billions of images floating about the Internet, we all know that. Anyone who’s ever shared an image on Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, or any other social platform has an understanding of how easily material can take flight and be used, retweeted, and liked in contexts far from the original, often without attribution. Wouldn’t it […]
A complete story in 500 words? Is it possible? The winning story of the WriteToDone Contest (read it below) shows what a talented writer can do with 500 words. The contest was judged by the WTD team, Mary Jaksch, Editor-in-Chief and Vinita Zutshi, Associate Editor, together with Head Judge, Dr. Show More Summary
Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world […]
While all the design industry collects assumptions about what’s to come or is brainstorming fresh solutions to make predictions about the future of website design, we are going to take a look back, trying to get the most out of the previous year. Show More Summary
Fuji has made a new interactive website which allows us to take a virtual test drive all of their X-mount lenses and it is pretty awesome. In the first column, you can scroll through until you find a lens you want to test out, then move over to the second column and click on which [...]Show More Summary
The Railway Station, Redfern; Arthur Streeton Link is to zoomable images on Google Art Project; high-resolution downloadable version on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The more I see of Streeton’s work, particularly in high-resolution detail, the more impressed I am — rich, subtle color, lively brush marks, beautiful […]
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The Brooklyn rapper has spent more than six weeks in jail on gun and drug charges related to an alleged gang conspiracy.
This week marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. To commemorate the occasion, the BBC produced a six-minute video (embedded above) using a drone that flies over and around the infamous Nazi site in Poland to capture images of fields marked...
Business Insider interviewed Chris Scott, who came up with a funny tweet that was re-Tweeted thousands of times, often without attribution. People changed the wording slightly and then sent it out as their own. One comedian even accused him of...
New York City Ballet’s All Bach program of Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco and Jerome Robbins’ The Goldberg Variations opened last evening with a mix of inspired and flat dancing. Concerto Barocco, which was led by Sara Mearns, Teresa Reichlen, and Ask...
The Houston Museum of Natural Science is honored to again host the breathtaking beauty captured in Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Founded in 1964 and organized by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide, Wildlife Photographer of the Year is one … Continue reading ?