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Categories: Animation, Cinema, Short Films, Technology, The World

YouTube and the Guggenheim teamed up to create a respected, juried art show of video work from YouTube. Back in July, anyone could enter a single video hosted on YouTube.  A jury of 11 respected artists selected 24 videos, which were unveiled tonight at a Guggenheim event.  Here is a complete list of jurors and [...]

Categories: Environmentalism, Science, The World

Help give clean water to people who don’t have it. Join our campaign Water from the Arts

This is easy to answer.

Without clean water artists would die. There would be no one to paint, sing, dance or tell stories.
Without clean water, audiences would die. There would be no one to look at the art that someone [...]

Categories: Art Life, Dance, Featured, Music & Sounds, Performance Art, Technology, The World, United States | 1 Comment

Musicians, filmmakers and performing artists all invest a lot of time and money into writing, rehearsal, design, and sometimes character development and technology innovation. This investment can include hard costs and the time of dozens, or even hundreds, of people. For musicians and filmmakers, the fruits of their investment live on. The [...]

Categories: Controversy, Environmentalism, Featured, Government, Multidiscipline, Performance, Resources, Science, Technology, The World

This is a post for Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change.
A few years ago, I wrote a post for Blog Action Day presenting ideas for creating art in more environmentally friendly ways – Making Art Without Unmaking the Environment. Art supplies and other byproducts of our work is notoriously toxic. Just like businesses [...]

Categories: Art Life, Society, The World

For The Wall Street Journal, David Byrne talks about his version of a perfect city.
There’s an old joke that you know you’re in heaven if the cooks are Italian and the engineering is German. If it’s the other way around you’re in hell.
Read more from The Wall Street Journal: A Talking Head Dreams of a [...]

Categories: Multidiscipline, The World

The New York Times explores the “global movement is hacking, subverting and critiquing the hardware, software, content, visuals — even the philosophy of the wired world.”
This work is created using and hacking the very same technologies and methods it is often commenting on.
Examples include

Hacking Nintendo cartridges to create new games, music and video art
Subversion and [...]

Categories: Art Life, Philosophy, Science, The World

Seed Magazine investigates the blind spots of science’s latest frontiers, and how the limits of scientific method and unbiased observation are holding us back.
…before we can unravel these mysteries, our sciences must get past their present limitations. How can we make this happen? My answer is simple: Science needs the arts. We need [...]