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BomeBox Lets You Connect MIDI, and Transform It, Any Way You Want

?MIDI is a magical lingua franca between, well, sort of everything. But that’s only if you get it connected. And then once you do have it connected, you might want to tame its messages so they accomplish what you want. Now, the buzz is wearing off following last week’s avalanche of new music gear announcements. Show More Summary

We Need Fewer Bottom Lines in Nonprofits

10 hours agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

If you run a for-profit business, the bottom line is your financial profit. The goal is to make money. At the end of the day, you are measured by how much money you made or lost. That's the bottom line.People in social enterprise talk frequently about the idea of businesses with a double bottom line: money and social impact. Show More Summary

Panamarenko Universum

Panamarenko, the artist and inventor who builds zeppelins, mechanical chickens, flying backpacks, flying saucers, robots, submarines and other machines designed to travel over land, under water and in outer space, is having a big and rather wonderful retrospective at the M HKA, in his home town of Antwerp

A lightning-fast introduction to lighting

11 hours agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Having taken a look at exposure and composition, it’s time to turn our attention to light and lighting in our short introduction to photography series. Here, we’ve broken down some of the terms that you’re likely to encounter and given you some examples when it comes to natural light. Natural, ambient, and artificial You’ll often […]

Peta Pixel Article on “Professional Photography”

PetaPixel printed my article on changing the brand for […] Categories: Essays Featured LE News and Info (Read more...)

15 Free Valentine Vectors You’re Gonna Love

Advertise here with BSA Our friends at the newly launched 1001FreeDownloads have tons of exclusive free vector files as well as loads of other fantastic graphics and fonts for designers. As you know vectors are great for designers as you can easily scale them and modify them without any loss of quality. You just need a program like Adobe Illustrator...

Flogometer for Roo—are you compelled to turn the page?

Submissions Wanted.. If you’d like a fresh look at your opening chapter or prologue, please email your submission to me re the directions at the bottom of this post. The Flogometer challenge: can you craft a first page that...

Pál Fried

11 hours agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Ever heard of Pál Fried? Neither had I until today. He was a Hungarian artist who emigrated to the United States in 1946 and worked for many years in New York City, painting dancers, nudes and portraits until his death in 1976. Shown is his Ballerina In Pose, which has an estimate of $800 – $1,200 and a starting bid of only $400. Show More Summary

Lessons learned from scaling a product team

There’s been lots written about how Internet business should build software, from books like The Lean Start-Up, and posts from Google Ventures, but not many examples where startups open up their process and show how it really happens. Show More Summary

Shepard Fairey Hawks “Radical Art Supplies” on ‘Portlandia’

11 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

"You wanna be radical? This is the radical store for you," says Phil (Fred Armisen) of "Shocking Art Supplies" in a skit from a new episiode of Portlandia that features a guest appearance by street artist and branding guru Shepard Fairey.

Typography Mania #273

11 hours agoArts / Graphic Design : Abduzeedo

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around once a week with the best of Typography design submitted by our users at, from type videos to images everything is full of great design and typography inspiration. Show More Summary

How To Use High Speed Photography Gear To Photograph Your Hyperactive Pet

I love dogs. About a month ago we adopted a puppy, we named her Sol. Sol, as most puppies, has a bio-polar personality – Either she is asleep and is perfectly still or she is awake and is perfectly hyperactive. Between those two moods it is incredibly difficult to take a photo of here which is both interesting (i.e. [...]Show More Summary

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 295

12 hours agoWriting / Poetry : Poetic Asides

For this week’s prompt, write a free poem. Think free parking or a free space (in a board game). Think fat free, care free, or stone free (for all the Jimi Hendrix fans out there). Or think words with free in them, a la Freedom of Information Act. You’re free to take it in any free-wheeling direction you wish. Get Started in Writing! Take your writing to new levels […]

How to Create a Walking Kitten Animation In Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be Creating Creating frame animations in Adobe Photoshop is simple, but the real power of it isn't in the tool, but in the way you use it. Today I'll show you how to create a six-frame animation of a quickly walking kitten. Show More Summary

'Reborning': Creepy, yes, but undeniably powerful

12 hours agoArts : Culture Monster

“Reborning” is the phenomenon in which customers purchase extravagantly expensive infant dolls – sometimes facsimiles of lost loved ones – that are amazingly lifelike in every particular.

Celebrating the Centennial of Thomas Merton

Events to celebrate the life of poet and mystic Thomas Merton are being planned worldwide, reports Melville House, to mark his centennial this month. Claire Kelley writes: Last week at the Brooklyn Public Library, Christopher Beha of Harper’s Magazine, novelist Colm Tóibín, and editor and author Paul Elie discussed the legacy of Thomas Merton’s writing […]

Plein Air Painting: Journey's End or Just Another Roadside Attraction?

References for a finished painting 12x9 oil field study, plus photographs Some of today's plein air painters have the idea that starting and then finishing a painting in the field is the only way to portray the truth of the landscape. Show More Summary

Ready Writer One: An Interview With Gabe Durham Of Boss Fight Books

12 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Gabe Durham, series editor for Boss Fight Books, and writer of 'Fun Camp' and 'Bible Adventures' answers questions about video games, writing, editing, and Shakespeare's love of dick jokes. Interview by Peter Derk I slept on Nintendo sheets. Show More Summary

National Gallery Strike

12 hours agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Staff at the National Gallery in London are to go on strike from 3 to 7 February. The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union said its members had voted by more than nine to one for industrial action. According to the PCS, the National...Show More Summary

Important Dates for a Dancer’s Calendar

13 hours agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Never miss a chance to recognize and celebrate dance again. Mark these important dance events and birthdays on your calendar.

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