Virtual Class: Week Two/March 30th

Classes Hi All! Today we’re going to talk about: How are you doing? Tutorials The works you just completed / critiques process Processing! Download Processing to your computer (it’s free!) and the Processing Cheat Sheet. Example Sketch here Live video sessions on BlueJeans (see email for invite link) – Monday 10AM-11AM or 2PM-3PM – Feel free to attend either session if possible, attendance…

Virtual Class: Week One/March 23rd

Hi all, a brief overview of today/moving forward for our class online. BlueJeans video link was sent via email for live meeting (will be posted here on the blog afterwards). Attendance is not mandatory 401: 10AM – 11AM EST 402: 2PM – 3PM EST If you want to attend a different one than your original class,…

Invisible watermarks

We’ve been doing a lot of image manipulation in this course, so I figured this might be interesting: a French startup has been working on a system that invisibly watermarks pictures by modifying pixels so subtly that it’s almost impossible to tell with the naked eye. Their software then lets you identify the original source…

Can you own a font?

According to Barbara Kruger, no! Kruger’s most famous piece is a spoof on the famous “I think, therefore I am” quote from Descartes: “I shop, therefore I am.” This strong, anti-consumerist message would later be brought up again in a much more ironic context, decades after she made it. Her style of using a white…

Art Podcasts To Check Out

Recently I came across this article that features 10 art related podcasts to listen to. Since we can’t go to museums or galleries I looked at a couple of them and think they have really interesting material. My particular favorites (all can be found on Spotify) include Talk Art by Russell Tovey and Robert Diament….

Using rice to visualize wealth on TikTok

I was really surprised to see this article talking about one TikTok user using rice to show just how wealthy Jeff Bezos is. Especially now, in times of crisis where our vast income inequality is really showcased, I think having such an accessible visual to demonstrate it is really important. It also accesses a fairly…

Toliet Paper Rolled Ice

I saw this on my YouTube timeline and it was just the most ridiculous thing. I mean, there are shortages of TP everywhere and this guy is just putting it in ice cream. This has to be performance art of some kind. Anyway, I hope this brightens your day a little.

The Statue of Amaya on ‘Devs’

Devs is a relatively new TV show on FX (episode 6 of season 1 will be coming out this Wednesday) that I’ve been watching in my spare time (that I’m sure most of us can relate to right now). The story revolves around a fictional tech campus for company called Amaya. Without giving to much…

Inception of Halo Music – Martin O’Donnell

This week I thought I would share an interesting YouTube account that I’ve been following. Martin O’Donnell is an American composer whose is most recognized for his time at Bungie working on the Halo franchise. Although his time at Bungie is complete, he often uploads old recordings of works in progress. Besides simply uploading these…

“Empty” Paintings

This artist takes classic famous paintings and recreates them without including any people. I find these artworks fascinating because the versions with the people removed have a very eerie and mysterious feeling to them. Since they are such famous paintings, even without any of the human subjects many of these paintings are still easily recognizable,…

Prismatic Portraits

https://vm.tiktok.com/spJTaD/ TikTok has introduced me to so many brilliant artists, like user @blackbean_cms, who draws multicolored and caricaturized portraits. I am mesmerized by the use of color in their work. The artists claims to pick the colors at random, but I noticed how the physicality of forms and shapes are communicated with the use of…