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    Famous Game Designer Talks About a Console-less Future

    Famous Game Designer Talks About a Console-less Future
    The video game hardware and software market is very lucrative for large electronics manufacturers, game developers, and independent studios. The major electronics companies often make decent profits off game hardware and accessories as well as first party software.The future of the gaming market may look quite different than the market that exists today. Today game software is served up in platform ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Landscapes from Virtual Worlds

    Landscapes from Virtual Worlds
    “I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things.” –Henri Matisse In 1905, a group of young painters brought an unexpected display to the third Salon d’Automne in Paris, which was becoming a premier venue for new developments in 20th century painting and sculpture. Led by the 35-year-old Henri Matisse (one of the Salon’s founders), the collection of canvases ...
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    Picassopalooza: Talking 1931 Picasso with Ed Schad

    Picassopalooza: Talking 1931 Picasso with Ed Schad
    It's a big season for Picasso in the northeast. MoMA has a prints show. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is doing a Picasso & Friends show. Later this spring the Metropolitan Museum of Art will exhibit 300 of its Picassos (200 of which will be prints). The Guggenheim is having a much more modest Picassopalooza: It is showing two great still-lifes ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The iPad Solves the E-reader's Design Problems

    The iPad Solves the E-reader's Design Problems
    The iPad might not save newspapers, but it is going to save the e-reader. Years ago, I took a tour of a tech company’s “house of the future” (which was actually a few rooms in the ground floor corner of a low-rise office park). Humble interior design was furnished by IKEA but no matter—the main attraction was what was hidden rather ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Jonathon Keats: Fun with Art

    Jonathon Keats: Fun with Art
    The conceptual art career of Jonathon Keats started sometime before his sixth birthday. A bored Keats, marooned in the suburbs outside San Francisco, where his family had moved, began hawking stones. “I didn’t know what else to do,” he says. “So I set up a table outside, and I took some rocks off the ground, and I put the rocks on ...
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    Urban Curators: In Favor of Street Art

    Urban Curators: In Favor of Street Art
    “People get very polarized by graffiti. Is it the broken window syndrome? Is it creating violence? The one thing about graffiti or street art is you know there’s life,” explains Marc Schiller, 42. He, with wife and collaborator Sara, 37, beside him, pours enthusiasm as he talks about street art and graffiti—legally and artistically daring work, often placed right before our ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The Real World Graphic Design Studio

    The Real World Graphic Design Studio
    Main Street in Greensboro, Alabama, feels abandoned. Not just empty—it’s as though half the shopkeepers up and left at the end of a business day, and never came back. On this mid-June afternoon, it’s not hard to see why. Even the locals agree it’s way too hot, and the governor has issued a drought warning, making it a particularly unusual time ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Arts Funding Crisis Roundup

    Arts Funding Crisis Roundup
    Despite statements from many economists — and wishful Obama adminstration officials — that the United States economy is on the mend, many community arts groups are continuing to struggle with budget gaps. To meet these lingering issues, some organizations and their municipal government funders are experimenting with new financial arrangements to keep cultural programming afloat. Below is a quick overview of ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Pritzker Architecture Prize Goes to Japanese Duo

    Pritzker Architecture Prize Goes to Japanese Duo
    Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa have been awarded their profession's most prestigious award for their bright, airy structures that blend into the surroundings. The Tokyo-based architects will share this year's US$100,000 Pritzker Architecture Prize, which has been given by the Hyatt Foundation in Chicago since 1979 for "significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of ...
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    A List of the World's Most Influential Designers—Who's Missing?

    A List of the World's Most Influential Designers—Who's Missing?
    Business Week has named the 27 most influential designers in the world. There are some GOOD favorites on there that I was surprised and happy to see, like Amy Smith from MIT's D Lab and Valerie Casey (pictured). And then there were some super-famous ones that I was not surprised (and not terribly excited) to see, like Philippe Starck. I wonder ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Victimless Fashion

    Victimless Fashion
    It’s more than a little ironic that Rogan Gregory’s New York studio is situated just around the corner from the cluttered discount malls and trinket peddlers of Chinatown’s Canal Street. Especially considering that the fashion designer built his succession of socially conscious clothing lines—including Rogan, Loomstate, and Edun, the last of which he launched with Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson—upon ...
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    Seeing Red, The Buy (Less) Campaign

    Seeing Red, The Buy (Less) Campaign
    Strolling through Times Square, Ben Davis was struck by the endless ads for (RED)—the Bono-fronted campaign that sends proceeds from the sale of red-colored, (RED)-branded products to the Global Fund, an organization devoted to fighting AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. He was bothered by the strange mix of charity and consumerism: “I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be better to give money directly to ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Detroit Artists Bring Attention to Abandoned Buildings by Painting Them Orange

    Detroit Artists Bring Attention to Abandoned Buildings by Painting Them Orange
    It began with a sign: a bright orange traffic detour sign standing next to one of Detroit's thousands of abandoned houses. Four local artists, a group who call themselves Object Orange, realized they could use the shocking color of the sign to draw attention to the city's pervasive urban decay. With up to 15 volunteers they staged clandestine predawn painting expeditions, ...
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    Billboards as Art in Los Angeles

    Billboards as Art in Los Angeles
    It's never been untrue, exactly, to say that Los Angeles—a driving city with plenty to sell—raises the billboard to the level of art form. Now an exhibition is taking that sentiment literally. Organized by the city's MAK Center for Art and Architecture, the How Many Billboards: Art In Stead project features 21 commissioned pieces by a range of contemporary artists, all ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Design Students Create a New Kind of Cornerstore

    Design Students Create a New Kind of Cornerstore
    San Francisco, CA - Design students in San Francisco find a new way to bring fresh produce to urban corner stores. Although they tend to sell processed food made by the world’s largest companies, most corner stores are small, family-run businesses. And, when it comes to feeding their communities, many of these businesses find themselves in a serious bind. On the ...
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    Solving Problems Better Via the Bicycle

    Solving Problems Better Via the Bicycle
    Albert Einstein once said, “The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them…” and he was right. In the next century, our job as designers will be to evaluate accepted solutions through a different lens. For a solution to be truly sustainable and good it must have a positive return to ...
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    Obsessive-Compulsive Design Disorder

    Obsessive-Compulsive Design Disorder
    Austin, TX - For two days in February my time was filled with inspiring talks about design, technology, and so-named “cool shit” at the FITC conference in Amsterdam. Since I returned to Austin, however, I have been looking to find a common thread that tied the talks together into some sort of larger idea. After thinking through a number of possibilities ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Helping Haiti, with a Punk Soundtrack

    Helping Haiti, with a Punk Soundtrack
    New York, NY—Earlier this week, a crowd of artists, collectors, curators, and assorted chic denizens of the art world packed into Sotheby's Upper East Side headquarters for a decidedly downtown evening of philanthropy. Organized by Tools for Thought — a nonprofit founded by Diana Campbell and Julie Ragolia in the wake of the Haitian earthquake — the event showcased a silent ...
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    Upper Crust at The Whitney Biennial

    Upper Crust at The Whitney Biennial
    New York, NY — Along with sculpture, videos, and paintings, visitors to the Whitney Biennial will notice some new mediums introduced to this year’s iteration — namely, chicken schnitzel, cured salmon, and applewood–smoked turkey. All of these grace the menu at Sandwiched, a highly stylized pop-up café that is Los Angeles architect and artist Jeffrey Inaba's contribution to the show. Operated ...
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    ArtBistro March Art Gallery Winners

    *Carolyn Salas, Artist, The Rug Project* ArtBistro invited Letha Wilson to guest curate our March Art Show. You may enter the monthly show to be considered "here":http://artbistro.monster.com/groups/921-artbistro-art-gallery if you have not been in a show the previous six months. [widget:2677] The works I chose for this exhibition are brought together by a tenuous thread linking pattern, repetition, nature, and form. The ...
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