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Welcome to World Wide West: A Summit on the “Side Effects” of Technology

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

POINT ARENA, Calif. — A few months ago, a group of artists, writers, curators, and creative technologists received an email with a link to a video requesting participation in a summit held in the small coastal town of Point Arena, California. I was one of 30 individuals who received the message.

A Music Festival for the Underrepresented in Detroit

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

DETROIT — Within media culture, male-dominated environments are presented as the norm, despite the fact that men only comprise roughly half the population.

New Orleans Ranked Best City for Creative Workers

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

According to a new study from the personal finance website SmartAsset, New Orleans has the best affordability-to-culture ratio out of the 187 largest cities in the United States.

Carsten Höller Wraps World’s Longest Slide Around Anish’s Kapoor’s London Tower

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

This week, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London announced that "the world's longest and tallest tunnel slide" will wrap around Anish Kapoor's "ArcelorMittal Orbit."

Art Movements

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

This week in art news: The Rijksmuseum acquired a rare Medieval chain, the UK wavered over issuing a visa for Ai Weiwei, and Peter Brant sold his ownership of Art in America.

Gulf Labor Hips Venice Biennale Visitors to UAE Labor Abuses

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

VENICE — On Wednesday the Gulf Labor Coalition held the first in a series of four panels it is organizing as part of the 2015 Venice Biennale.

Pottery Stuff FOR SALE!!! Hampton Virginia

yesterdayArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Shimpo RK Whisper $300CI Boss $225Billy Martin Treadle Wheel $175Olympic kiln/computer 2327 HE $525Bailey A-400 Pug Mill $650Rolling Thunder slab roller 24” $2256’ tall metal SS wire shelving4 to six shelves and two 3’Units with three...Show More Summary

Art Therapy: It’s Not Just an Art Project

Are there circumstances where art itself is the proverbial therapist? This is a question that continues to rankle the profession called “art therapist” as well as those who are trying to establish a clearly defined scope of practice for the field.

Celebrating the Tenderloin

yesterdayArts : Prospero

SAN FRANCISCO was one of several cities dubbed the “Paris of the West” in the early 20th century. The description was inspired by the charms of the Tenderloin district, an area that bustled with commerce and high culture after it avoided the worst of the 1906 earthquake that levelled three-quarters of the city. Show More Summary

British government does about-face after outcry, issues visa to Ai Weiwei

Admitting that someone had blundered, the British government has reversed its decision earlier this week to deny Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei a six-month work visa and issued an apology to the artist-activist who has become a symbol for freedom of thought in the face of authoritarian control.

L.A. Convention Center's proposed design screams, 'conventional thinking'

Over the last couple of years, Plan A for expanding the Los Angeles Convention Center has been slowly morphing into Plan B.

Special guest 'conductor' leads the L.A. Phil at Hollywood Bowl

"Hear the hair" met its real-life inspiration Thursday at the Hollywood Bowl, as actor Gael Garcia Bernal of the comedy "Mozart in the Jungle" led the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the overture to Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" for a scene for the series' upcoming second season.

UC Irvine to exhibit artworks created via biological engineering

UC Irvine has put out a call for artists who want to manipulate the building blocks of life as we know it to create art as we've never known it - works made of living organisms that owe their existence to biological engineering rather than evolution.

Warp and weft: The grid at Mixed Greens

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Mixed Greens’ enterprising group exhibition "Common Thread," on view through August 28, positions a 1973 Bauhaus grid study by Anni Albers and Ellen Lesperance’s 2009 grid-based gouache deconstruction...Show More Summary

A Staple for Butterfly Exhibits: The Rice Paper

One of the most distinctive and easily recognizable insects in the Cockrell Butterfly Center is the rice paper butterfly (Idea leuconoe), also known as the paper kite and the large tree nymph. All these common names allude to the rice … Continue reading ?

TV's two-hour canal trip, complete with slow typography

This week BBC4 screened All Aboard! The Canal Trip, a two-hour real-time journey down the Kennet and Avon canal in England. The graceful movement and lulling sounds of the waterways made for compelling 'slow TV' but perhaps the cleverest part of the project was the use of type that appeared on bridges,  passing boats and even on the water...

Kabbalistic Synthesizer, a 'sonification' of live macrocosmic phenomena

The synthesizer simultaneously synthesises variations in the Earth's magnetic field with cosmic rays and Jupiter's noise storms

Flashback Sketch Friday- Megan Fox!

It’s getting a little crazy in the studio, so rather than post the Deadline Demon, I thought I’d put up some old artwork. Here’s pencil sketch of Megan Fox from 2009. I did a little digital wash on it and used in my book.

Internet Artist Turns Coffee Into Watercolors

Images via You might enjoy coffee for its energizing capabilities or its taste, but for Giulia Bernardelli, a daily cup of Joe has much more to offer. The Italy-based painter uses the black gold to provide a mystical effect much more...Show More Summary

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