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Chicago’s Knobcon is where gear makers converge to show their wares

We’ve come full circle: the informal meetup seems to be eclipsing big trade shows. And for modular and boutique makers, KnobCon is now an American mainstay. We saw Russia’s upcoming Synthposium. Moscow is as much music festival as it is gear conference. Show More Summary

Photoshop 101: How to Create Unique Texture Without Using Brushes

9 hours agoArts / Graphic Design : BittBox

We've given away lots of stuff here on BittBox, mainly textures and brushes. The truth is, many of the textures are manufactured using recycled images I already have hanging around on my hard drive. I want to share one of my favorite...Show More Summary

Study: How Our Creativity Changes As We Get Older

9 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"How does the ability to come up with unusual ideas change as we grow older? Does it begin to flag in adolescence? Before then? To investigate these questions, we and our colleagues recently conducted several experiments, which we relate in a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences."

Are We Really In A Time Of "Post-Truth"? That Presumes A Lot

9 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Post-truth’s stations of the cross are pretty familiar. Most if not all of them are given some attention in each of the books under review. In terms of contemporary evidence, any journalistic book on the subject will do what all three of the ones here do at some length. They pick over the global warming […]

How To Encourage And Support Canadian Content? Cut Budgets?

9 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"As streaming services erode the broadcasting business model and render Canadian content regulations less effective, critics have accused the industry of fighting over who gets the best deck chair on the Titanic... But cutting the money that TV producers can get from broadcasters for their best work seems an odd way to encourage them."

Instrument Designed By Leonardo da Vinci Is Built For The First Time

9 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"The unusual instrument is a hybrid of elements from a harpsichord, an organ and a viola da gamba. It looks like a harpsichord and has a set of strings, but rather than being plucked, the strings press against rotating wheels covered in horse hair – the same mechanism that produces sound in string instruments."

elsamariamatei: Ph. © Nobuyoshi Araki Nobuyoshi Araki is a...

9 hours agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

elsamariamatei: Ph. © Nobuyoshi Araki Nobuyoshi Araki is a Japanese photographer and contemporary artist. He is also known by the nickname Ar?k?.

A Pop-Up Museum Devoted to O.J. Simpson

9 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

Adam Papagan's O.J. Simpson Museum at Coagula Curatorial is baldly commercial, but it also demonstrates how much of a cultural touchstone the famous trial has become. The post A Pop-Up Museum Devoted to O.J. Simpson appeared first on Hyperallergic.

A Concert of Protest Songs at LA Louver

9 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

On Wednesday, August 23, poet, songwriter, and Beach Boys collaborator Stephen Kalinich will read his own poetry and perform with the Los Angeles-based collective Divinity Band. The post A Concert of Protest Songs at LA Louver appeared first on Hyperallergic.

All the right instincts in this storefront 'Shockheaded Peter'

It has been 16 years since “Shockheaded Peter,” the cultish British “junk opera” created by the Improbable Theatre and the Tiger Lillies, was first seen at the Athenaeum Theatre. Last time, the show featured most of the brilliant original cast and all three of the Tiger Lillies, the quirky, British...

Main Street: 1905

Circa 1905. "Main Street -- Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Brew your coffee at the micron-level!

9 hours agoArts : Yanko Design

Brew your coffee at the micron-level! Many have tried to perfect the grinder. Kruve perfected the grind. It makes sense, that instead of refining a process, or developing new products that do...

Storyville: Eight New, Mashed Up Sub-Genres

9 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Some new hybrid narratives to breathe life into your writing. Column by Richard Thomas So, what are some new kinds of stories you can write—strange hybrids that might stand out from the pack when sending your work out? Let’s take a look. 1) Alternate Reality Speculative Fiction Now, I’m not talking about alternate-reality as far as history. Show More Summary

Monday Animated MADness- Capt America’s Got Talent!

Here’s a look at some character designs I did for episode 28 of the MAD animated show on Cartoon Network, a segment called “Captain America’s Got Talent”: Sadly the only video of it online is a dubbed and poor resolution Spanish version:

You Want Diversity In The Arts? What About Political Diversity?

13 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Should we care if art doesn’t reach the people who might learn something, reconsider a point of view, or see the dangers of a current value or belief?

GodoxPhoto mobile app offers flash control for your DSLRs & Mirrorless cameras

Well, this is a pretty cool and interesting development from the Godox camp. There’s a new firmware out for each of the five Godox X1T triggers. Five, because there’s one each for Nikon, Canon, Sony, Fuji and Olympus/Panasonic. Releasing...Show More Summary

Alexandra Burke is the fifteenth celebrity contestant confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2017

14 hours agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

Alexandra Burke is the fifteenth and final celebrity contestant confirmed for the brand new series of Strictly Come Dancing. The 15th series of the BAFTA award-winning entertainment show produced by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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