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The many meanings of Michelangelo’s Statue of David – James Earle

We typically experience classic works of art in a museum, stripped of their original contexts, but that serene setting can belie a tumultuous history. Take Michelangelo’s statue of David: devised as a religious symbol, adopted as a political emblem, and later iconized for its aesthetic beauty. James Earle walks us through the statue’s journey, to Read MoreRead More

For Jennifer, Whomever You Are – Advice on How To Pursue Your Art

David duChemin shares his advice for budding photographers who ask his advice on their portfolio in this lovely article that applies equally to filmmakers. Thank you for the invitation to spend some time with your work. I know you meant for me to look at your work and give you advice based on that, but Read MoreRead More

Motionpoems – ‘Working Order’

Watch this hypnotically beautiful motion poem “Working Order” by  Gentleman Scholar Title: “Working Order” Air Date: May 22, 2014 Client: Motionpoems Executive Producers: Todd Boss, Egg Creative, Jennifer David Production: Gentleman Scholar Creative Directors: Will Campbell, Will Johnson Executive Producer: Lindsay Bodanza Head of Production: Rachel Kaminek Art Directors, Lead Designers: Jordan Lyle, JP Rooney Producer: Read MoreRead More

An Amazing Discovery: Andy Warhol’s Groundbreaking Computer Art

Computer enthusiasts dug through Andy Warhol’s old hardware and found some early examples of digital art. Back in the mid-1980s, Andy Warhol made a series of digital artworks on an Amiga 1000, a personal computer created by Commodore International. The artist, tapped by the company to be a spokesperson for the computer’s multimedia capabilities, created Read MoreRead More

Did HIMYM Earn Its Ending? | PBS Idea Channel

I Met Your Mother is a popular sitcom that has been running 9 years, teasing its audience the whole long way with the riddle of the identity of THE MOTHER. But with its recent finale and the mystery resolved, the reaction was mixed. Did Ted end up with who he was meant to all along? Read MoreRead More

Brendan O’Connell is Blocking The Bread Aisle

Artist Brendan O’Connell creates impressionistic paintings of Walmart interiors – “finding beauty and significance in what are throw away moments for everyone else” The Atlantic: How did you come to make this documentary? Julien Lasseur and Jamie Thalman: Julien had been in touch with O’Connell about doing a film project around his Walmart series. The Read MoreRead More

Project shows the Result of YouTube’s Digital Copying

Patrick Liddell ran an experiment. What would happen if you uploaded a video to YouTube then downloaded the version YouTube compresses and then upload the compressed version for YouTube to compress again? After 1000 iterations The result is surprisingly foreign and unhuman. From an FAQ on his site. I thought digital copying was lossless. Why does Read MoreRead More

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