A growing desire among designers to bring their user focus, strategic vision, iterative methodologies, and propositional thinking to the still-geeky, tech/engineering-centric world of startups promises to be transformative and explosive.
Robert Melee’s latest exhibition illustrates how he uses two common materials--plaster and paint--with single-minded focus.
Two years ago, Yahoo! committed an act of digital urbicide and deleted the entire U.S. archives of GeoCities, the personal-website portal it had paid $3.57 billion for in 1999. (Oddly, the Japanese version apparently still exists.) But an intrepid backup effort by The Internet Archive managed to capture GeoCities’ final state as a 641GB torrent file for posterity.
What’s the difference between a compelling, immersive short film and a throwaway piece of sub-viral crap? Not video resolution: nowadays, when every cat-filming schmoe has an HD video camera in his smartphone and the DSLR revolution has unleashed a tsunami of bokeh onto Vimeo.com, you need more than sharp pictures and good lenses to make an impact.
GE throws some mood lighting on the cultural moment, from the politics to the media events to the Marvin Gaye, surrounding your conception.
Desperate to survive in the 21st century, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco has ushered in a massive institutional overhaul. First, it restructured its long-term debt. Now, it’s restructuring its look, with the help of branding giant Wolff Olins, in hopes of broadening its appeal.
A friend of mine has been urging me to read comics on the iPad for a while now, but for some reason I’ve resisted. As a long-time comics fan, I actually enjoy paper as an interface for the medium: It lets the art be linear and nonlinear simultaneously; you can engage with pages and panels as whole graphic compositions or as individual elements, without the pre-ordained constraints of some UI designer hemming you in.
Why is Cindy Sherman, a darling of the contemporary art world and a searing social critic, shilling for M·A·C Cosmetics?