Art Digital Magazine (AD MAG) is on a long-term hiatus. AD MAG was published from 2010 to 2016, and during that time it amassed the largest collection of feature length interviews and articles with digital artist and art administrators in the world. In time, AD MAG will return, but for now the domain redirects to Digital Art News (DAN).
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Fixed with a spine chilling half smile, a woman rendered like a Final Fantasy character stares at the viewer from behind the screen of an iPad in the 15th issue of FELT Zine. This mysterious figure is the ... read more.
Friday, December 23, 2016
It’s 7PM on a Friday night in Houston, and Bjork is DJing. As if this weren’t already an uncommon enough statement, what’s crazier is that hardly anyone has noticed. Not because the ethereal musician is clandestinely performing within some sort of recreation of an Icelandic forest, but because goers at Day for Night festival are totally immersed in the slew of custom-built, digital art installations flanking various sections of this 1.5 million-square-foot space. But with Bjork being Bjork, word quickly spreads and within minutes thousands of excited fans descend upon her set. Read more.
Monday, December 12, 2016
Traditional art media have long relied on the individual talent and imagination of the artist. However, advances in digital technology have broadened the landscape for artists to express their creative inspirations. Read more.
Friday, December 9, 2016
Although they may look like print screenshots of your old CPU, these works were actually made on an old-fashioned manual typewriter. Line-by-line, German artist Arno Beck builds glitchy arithmetic images, meticulously hammering out patterns from the typewriter’s index of letters and symbols. In an artist statement on his website, Beck writes, “I’m driven by the search for an analog translation of digital imagery. I utilize this printing method as a means of producing paintings in a wider sense.” Read more.
Friday, November 25, 2016
Artist Brendan Dawes has been commissioned to create the first installation for the digital art space at Bruntwood’s Neo building, launching in early 2017.
The wall will be made up of 30 55-inch screens and will feature a series of regularly changing exhibitions from established and emerging artists. The display will be open to the public during office hours. Read more.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Oculus Medium is Oculus' answer to Google's Tilt Brush. Medium puts a new twist on creating digital art in virtual reality. Whereas Tilt Brush is a 3D painting application, Medium is more like a digital clay sculpting app.
The experience of painting in a 3D space is surreal, but it's not the same as building a 3D model. In Tilt Brush, you aren’t limited...read more.
Monday, November 14, 2016
Ever wonder if digital art can look and feel just like the real thing? There may not be any imprints of pen or paintbrush markings, but a new push aims to show just how digitisers may be the best way to keep illustrators, well, illustrating. Read more.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
During its big event today, Microsoft introduced a new Surface-centric peripheral alongside the new all-in-one Studio desktop. The Surface Dial is a wireless, brushed aluminum puck that adds new gestures and functionality to a variety of Surface-friendly apps. Read more.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Electric Objects is announcing new ways to bring art into your home, with an affordable price tag.
The New York City startup, led by Jake Levine (formerly of Betaworks), launched a Kickstarter campaign for its digital art displays in 2014, then started shipping them a year later. Read more.
Monday, October 17, 2016
Sometimes you just stumble upon a piece of art that so strangely provoking, so bizarrely disaffected, that you aren't really quite sure what to make of it. And one of the best recent examples of this sort of surreal, alienated work comes from 918, the anonymous digital artist behind a couple of viral, digitally-rendered narratives that garner their power from their dreamlike aesthetic and acute sense of existential dread. Read more.
Monday, October 10, 2016
History is not being made; it is being interrogated. Some of it is being wrecked. Some of it is being considered, while some of it is being left where it belongs – in the past. This is the tone at the Digital Art Festival in Nairobi, which kicked off on Tuesday night with an exhibition at the Shifteye Gallery and a screening of PressPausePlay, a documentary that captures the dynamic times we are living in, thanks to the digital revolution. In a video installation titled What the Fuss?, Melisa Allela and Lenny Njagih explore privacy, identity, narcissism, absurdity and isolation on Facebook using profile updates to create a gripping visual experience...read more.
As the world starts to get its first taste of augmented reality technology through smartphones and developer headsets, not only do we have whole new virtual worlds to enjoy, but there is a new virtual veneer over the real one that can be exploited. No doubt it will eventually be used to put obnoxious advertising everywhere, but then artists can always hit back — with digital graffiti. Read more.
A self- taught visual artist, illustrator and a practitioner of digital art with specialisation in mixed-media, Ashok Ahuja’s exhibition Allured is going on at Gallery Espace, New Delhi. His seamless portrayal of imagery puts a spell on the audience as every picture speaks a different story. Read more.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Digital art has achieved the reputation of being mystical and invigorating and Ashok Ahuja’s on-going exhibition in Delhi fits the description perfectly. Considered as one of the pioneers in ‘Digital Art’, Ahuja has been creating pieces inspired by technology where he is the master but viewers are open to their own interpretation. According to him, a piece of art isn’t worthy enough if it does not uplift the soul. “Art is as much about discovery and perception as it is about making and creating.” Read more.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
We get it: You’re a Paris expert. Your passport is chock-a-block with stamps from de Gaulle, and your scarf game is always on point (at least once you step off the plane). You can probably pen an epic on the city’s myriad art museums—or at the very least, navigate the Louvre while blindfolded, and rattle off pro tips on what to see at Musée d’Orsay. But if you’re seeking a new artistic thrill for your next Paris visit, then we’ve got good news: L’Atelier des Lumières, a new digital museum breaking ground in Paris’s buzzy 11th arrondissement, promises to be the coolest new destination this side of the Right Bank when it opens in the next 18 months. Read more.
Friday, September 2, 2016
Hans Ruedi Giger, known for his design as the basis of Ridley Scott’s 1979 Alien franchise, will have seven of his artworks displayed as fold-out features in the self-titled hardcover book.
The book will show the complete story of his life and art, his sculptures, film work and iconic album covers as well as work from his own artist’s museum and self-designed bar in the Swiss Alps. Read more.
Fresh from kitting out a building with motion-sensing digital walls, experiential design firm ESI Design has unveiled a towering digital installation at the Wells Fargo Building in the US city of Denver that's made up of five 86-ft (26 m) tall, high-res LED displays. Read more.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Copenhagen is known for its excellent transport systems, but you’ll get more than you bargain for if you ride the rails in the coming days.
That’s because – from Thursday – more than 50 Danish cultural institutions are joining together to celebrate...read more.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
San Francisco based Greystone Hotels announces the completed installation of their first digital art gallery in the lobby of the Empress Hotel in La Jolla, CA. “SmArtGallery” features four HD digital art screens installed and curated on a monthly basis by Daylighted, a San Francisco based art consultancy company. The Empress SmArtGallery features three 50” HD portrait screens and one 55” HD landscape screen. Read more.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Philosophy and poetry are motifs in the works by Samy Selim. The Egyptian architect showcases his talent for design and graphics to the diverse range of digital artworks he creates. The 31-year-old has lived in Dubai since 1993, and his finely crafted, eye-catching works fuse a contemporary outlook with traditional sources of inspiration, including poetry and calligraphy. Read more.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
In its 20th year, Fresh Voices is a two-week summer digital art workshop at the University of Minnesota Crookston for Latino youth and artists from Crookston, and this summer, the young artists are tackling some timely, serious subject matter. Read more.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Motion control photography allows for stunning imagery, although commercial robotic MoCo rigs are hardly affordable. But what is money? Scratch-built from what used to be mechatronic junk and a hacked Canon EF-S lens...read more.
Dutch scientists have created the world's smallest hard disk by manipulating chlorine atoms in order to store a kilobyte of data on a microscopic storage drive. The invention means every book ever written could be stored on an itty-bitty device.
The team at Delft University's Kavli Institute of Nanoscience wrote 1 kilobyte (8,000 bits) of data in an area just 96 nanometers wide and 126 nanometers tall. The tiny hard disk proved to be 500 times better than the best hard drives currently on the market. Read more.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
From now until the end of august, japanese collective teamlab presents its largest digital art exhibition to date. in tokyo, the 3000 square meter showcase is structured as a labyrinth of virtual experiences, where visitors engage in a sequence of immersive artworks. major pieces — both new and previously exhibited — are scaled up to larger-than-life proportions, inviting the audience into a kaleidoscopic and multi-sensory expanse of color and light. viewers can experience works like...read more.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Curioos has experimented with other formats in the past, but its core product hasn’t changed much over the past few years. The New York-based startup sells art prints from digital artists. And it’s a great way to decorate your home or office. Curioos is now taking things a step further with two additional formats. Read more.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
A new digital art project launched by two Madison entrepreneurs is striving to add a splash of color to the wrist of the young, nostalgia-prone, wearable-tech enthusiast.
The mission of the project, called Bon Ami, is to create an online trove of “digital art wearables” — original pieces of digital art that have been formatted specifically with the Apple Watch in mind. The artists involved in the project have been working off of specific prompts: Their submissions have to center on themes of nostalgia, pop culture and anime. Read more.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Astana Art Fest will bring an array of contemporary art to the Kazakh capital, with works that make use of technology playing a special role this year.
With over 40 artists from Kazakhstan and Russia due to take part, the festival will feature...read more.
Monday, June 20, 2016
A massive gathering of digital artists from all over the world is about to drop, transmuting the concept of the digital art gallery into an event in the style of the turn-of-the-century World's fair. Rather than, like your average social media curator, slowly trickling out a collection of curated artwork over time, Kadeem Fletcher takes a different approach...read more.
Friday, June 10, 2016
Hannibal's Alliance Art Gallery will host an opening reception Saturday, June 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. For the gallery's guest artist and featured member for June.
Barry Messer, the Alliance Art Gallery’s guest artist in June, finds his deepest inspiration in the work of Australian Aborigines, ancient art, and stories of Native Americans. He draws a connection to these cultures through his art...read more.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
The Space – the Arts Council England and BBC joint digital art venture – is reverting to its original brief by widening its focus to include projects that capture and distribute live art events and those using technology to enhance artworks. Read more.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
The nonprofit digital arts magazine Triple Canopy will relocate its New York headquarters this fall to Manhattan’s Chinatown neighborhood. The new space will be located at 264 Canal Street, between Broadway and Lafayette Street. Read more.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Forget paint. Some artists use microprocessors to create their masterpieces, and project their work on screens, and even buildings. "Technology is really accelerating this," says digital art expert Paul Golding, chief scientist at KLIO (klioart.com), which packages and sells curated digital art. He shares some favorite displays, museums and festivals ...read more.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
The annual Digital Graffiti event in Alys Beach is bringing technology and art together May 13 - 15 in South Walton. The one-of-a-kind projection festival lets artists use the latest digital technologies to project their original works onto the classic white walls of Alys Beach. Read more.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
The Thoma Foundation announced today it has given this year’s Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art to Christiane Paul and Nora Khan. The awards, which were first given out last year, recognize writers who have made significant contributions to criticism about digital art; this is the second set of winners. Read more.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Indonesian digital art is breaking new boundaries, taking on policy issues and working with communities for a better future. Since the 1990s, Indonesian contemporary art has overcome various politico-economic obstacles and experienced a few impressive booms to earn a secure position in the global art market. Read more.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
We live in a time of artistic plenty. At any moment, anyone with an internet connection can simply type a few words into their browser and have immediate and free access to history’s most famous paintings, music, and theater. Even lesser-known works are often available to view as photographs on the personal websites of the artists who made them. This is easy to take for granted, but it is important to remember that seeing a work of art used to require either purchasing it for oneself, visiting it in person, or at the very least ...read more.
Monday, April 18, 2016
While 3D printing and other forms of digital manufacturing are frequently described as the center of the next industrial revolution, the technology is also changing the shape of a very different field – perhaps more quietly and slowly, but just as surely. While painting, drawing and traditional sculpture will never disappear from the art world, an entirely new niche is unfolding – that of digital design and creation. Read more.
Monday, April 4, 2016
The bright colors in Blake Kathryn’s digital artworks draw you in first. The saturated colors make each piece feel futuristic— as if every work is a message sent from some other time or a parallel universe.
“By no means did the palette I work with become intentional,” Kathryn tells...read more.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
It’s not news that the internet has changed the human experience almost entirely. Today, it is a bottomless pit of information, ideas, and opinions—not to mention, images. Deciding what to engage with is a daily job. Even the places in which we cultivate our own stream of content, like Instagram, are not immune: what was once a careful stream of pictures from selected profiles is now littered with sponsored advertising. For the sake of sanity, we must organize. Read more.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
A long-standing problem with digital art is that it can be easily copied, even stolen, leaving artists with little control over their work.
But now, with help from the blockchain technology underlying the Bitcoin digital currency, graphic artists and illustrators are finding a new marketplace that protects their pieces' originality and authenticity. Read more.
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Thin flesh-colored brushstrokes appear and disappear inside the frame, swirling around to create a new portrait with every turn.
Aptly titled “A Living Portrait,” this constantly morphing digital artwork from media design studio Universal Everything looks alive. Read more.
Friday, March 11, 2016
It really is an incredible convergence.
Art, ideas and technology coming together in the remarkable natural setting of the Rockies for The Banff Centre’s first electronic music and digital art residency.
And perhaps there’s no better person to lead the inaugural two-week residency than Patti Schmidt, who, for the past two decades...read more.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
In his 2015 show Psycolourgy, Nick Smith used Pantone colour chips to produce pixelated versions of well-known artworks from the likes of Bacon, Hockney, Van Gogh and Vermeer. Now he’s taken inspiration from love and lust – pairing new works with excerpts from Shakespeare, Lawrence and Sarah Walters. Read more.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
First shown at Europe’s largest multi-arts and conference venue, the Barbican Centre in London, the “Digital Revolution” exhibition has opened at Istanbul’s Zorlu Performance Arts Center (PSM) after previously being on view in London, Stockholm and Athens.
“Digital Revolution” explores and celebrates the transformation of the arts through digital technology since the 1970s. Read more.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Starting this week, Canadian artist Lauren Pelc-McArthur takes over the Toronto-based Project Gallery with Blanking Field, her very first solo show. This new series of works highlights Pelc-McArthur’s multidisciplinary approaches and demonstrates her strong interest in fusing traditional painting and digital matter to explore the stream of data and information that we're constantly deluged with. “I was thinking about sensory overload while making this series,” Pelc-McArthur tells The Creators Project. “When we are engaging with technology we are bombarded with all kinds of information in snippets; ads, listicles, Upworthy headlines. I fluctuate between various styles of painting and disjointed brush strokes to instill a presence of information in disarray,” she says. Read more.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Nationally renowned start-up accelerator gener8r announced its 2016 program participants Wednesday, which included Madison-based start-up 23VIVI.
23VIVI, which was founded by three former UW-Madison students, is an online marketplace that offers digital artists the opportunity to use cryptographic certificates of authenticity in order to protect both the intellectual property of the ... read more.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Mark Ely's office looks less like that of a city official and more like a Best Buy these days, but he's not complaining.
The tablets, Mac computers and binders full of software licenses Ely spent about $75,000 of his own money on will soon make up a digital arts recreation center in the city he's worked for the last 10 years as the community development director. The center will look something like this: read more.
‘The idea to create art from algorithms is the center point of my work – that a non-visual logic will create a visual entity is what is so exciting about this process,’ explains New York-based artist, Manfred Mohr, whose work is on display in 'Artificiata II', from next week at Carroll / Fletcher in London.
Known as ‘the godfather of digital art’, Mohr began his career as a painter, going digital in the late 1960s. Read more.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The digital art Stefan Krische, AKA Gestucks, wears its influences on its sleeve. Whether the artist is animating his own version of Dalí's The Persistence of Memory, or visually recalling the impossible worlds of M.C. Escher, it's clear that he's inspired by the great graphic artists and surrealists who came before him. His work follows in their footsteps, and is fantastical and darkly humorous. It's also mesmerizing and surprisingly diverse...read more.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Since 2001, teamLab has created some of the world’s best digital art. Founded by Toshiyuki Inoko, the Japanese interdisciplinary art collective of “ultra-technologists” brings together artists, engineers, mathematicians, programmers, architects, and other creatives to make works that are staggering in both beauty and scale. "The digital realm, free from physical constraints, allows for unlimited possibilities of expression and transformation,” Read more.
Friday, January 15, 2016
It might surprise you to learn that computer-based art is decades old. But at the end of the month the Whitechapel Gallery opens Electronic Superhighway, a vast exhibition featuring more than 100 works by 70 artists, which begins in the mid-Sixties. Read more.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
In 1966, an initiative called Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T) put on a series of events in New York that paired artists like Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage, and Yvonne Rainer with engineers from Bell Laboratories. It was one of the first major collaborations between the technology sector and the arts, and it was a hit—by 1969, the group had more than 2,000 artist members and 2,000 engineers. By integrating things like video projection, wireless sound transmission, and Doppler sonar into their work, these artists were some of the first to experiment with the boundaries of digital technologies. Read more.
Sunday, January 10, 2016
When the Internet first came out in the nineties, he said, the people making digital art were computer programmers. However, eventually artists joined the online world. Soon thereafter, you had artists who were programmers and programmers who were artists. Read more.
Friday, January 1, 2016
If you’re a snooty old person who needs to keep up appearances in a house that’s 10 times bigger than you need it to be, the idea of spending tens of thousands of dollars on a painting is just fine. But this is the 21st century. It’s the digital age. So why ... read more.