"Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the gallery showcases the work of renowned oil on linen artist, Carrie Able, amongst the most exciting emerging visual artists. The emerging artists showcased are discovered via an open submission policy, and are evaluated solely on the art itself without consideration of CV or biographical information. While a commercial gallery, Carrie Able Gallery is mission based. The chalk board front door of the space showcases an ongoing community ephemeral art project. The gallery also hosts free monthly art classes for 8-12 year olds as well as a free monthly event, Living Arts Night, where poets and musicians are welcome to share their work. We are a proud partner of the National Parks Arts Foundation."
Two of the most influential artists/producers of the last few decades talk life and music.
Wong Kar-wai (born 17 July 1956) is a Hong Kong Second Wave filmmaker, internationally renowned as an auteur for his visually unique, highly stylised, emotionally resonant work,
Giant conglomerate, and the energy drink is just the beginning.
Photogrammetry is the process of using photos from multiple angles to create a 3D model. This process used to be extremely expensive and required technical expertise to even begin to create models. Nowadays the technology is free or inexpensive and models can be created using your phone.
Dimitri Daniloff, a French photographer based in Barcelona uses photogrammetry to create unique and mind blowing imagery. Check out his interview here:
"In the high-profile court battle set to begin Monday between Apple Inc. and “Fortnite” creator Epic Games Inc., the judge will grapple with a central question: how to define a market in the digital age."
"The Art Students League of New York is a fine arts school located on West 57th Street in Manhattan , New York . The League has historically been known for its special appeal to amateur and professional artists and for more than 130 years it has maintained the tradition of offering classes at a reasonable price and on flexible hours to accommodate students of all types."
"yung n stoopid" is a series highlighting emerging artists that are doing "stoopid" (in the positive sense) work. This series is a critical part of MOTA's mission - to give young artists resources and exposure to assist their career development in any way. Follow them, tell ya friends, buy their ish, the whole thing. This series will exist on a separate page on the MOTA website. Soooooo hope ya enjoy!
Two videos, one time-lapse animation of the development of NYC and the other about proposed developments that never happened.
From the Youtube description: "2-Hour Lighting Masterclass with cinematographer Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC. He is known for his work on Monster's Ball, Finding Neverland, Quantum of Solace, The Paperboy, The Host, Geostorm, The Red Sea Diving Resort."
Bit Rate, Live-streaming, and render options - some technical knowledge behind video creation.
Legal Zoom is known as the most straightforward and hassle-free way to get legal services. If you are interested in starting your own business, or have any other legal needs, Legal Zoom can probably help.
Indemnity Clauses in Contracts - Indemnity is a way to account for unknown risk and liability in a contract when working with intellectual property or other materials that could one could possibly be sued. From the website: "The word "indemnity is often supplemented with the word "hold harmless". More info:
This software by Adobe makes it easier to rig and animate characters for games, videos, and 3D designs.
Two videos, one short one long. Oki Sato video youtube description from GQ, "GQ visits the Tokyo studio of the prolific Japanese designer and architect Oki Sato, known for working on up to 400 projects at any one time as well as his playful approach to design. "An object has to be talkative,” he says. “It has to tell an interesting story." The longer video is of a presentation by Japan Society NYC, "Designing Mindfulness: Spatial Concepts in Traditional Japanese Architecture".
From @sombramusic on insta: "My newest song 'Company' is out now on all streaming platforms <3 This gay ballad is the perfect romantic vibe for this Valentine's weekend whether you're single or taken ;* "
Album Art by @sydwolfart
From Rolling Stone: At 23, Nija Charles has already established herself as one of the most sought-after songwriters in hip-hop and R&B, penning tracks for Beyoncé, Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, and Summer Walker. Even as the walls between genres are becoming more porous in the streaming era, professional songwriting can often be siloed, with writers from different genres rarely mixing in the same sessions. But in 2020, Charles leapt into Top 40 pop, co-writing both Lady Gaga’s club hit “Rain on Me” and Maroon 5’s mournful ballad “Nobody’s Love.”
Google's "Tilt Brush", one of the most popular VR art apps, is opening up it's code to be built upon and shared with the public. The Tilt Brush community has mixed feelings about this - some are excited to be able to custom build Tilt Brush to their specifications, some are disappointed that google will not continue to develop the app themselves. Here are two articles explaining further:
This website highlights "design, creativity and innovation on the internet." It has examples as well as resources for building and designing your website.
A NFT (Non-Fungible Token) is a certificate of ownership over a digital asset. The transaction gets recorded on the blockchain, which has been described as a huge spreadsheet that is open to the public: anybody can add to it and it cannot be changed. Because the ledger is publicly available and unable to be altered, the information about the digital asset (mp4, jpeg, OBJ, youtube link, etc) is certified and able to retain and change in value the same way physical art does. The space is relatively new, but has been heating up in recent months. Here is an introduction article that breaks down the positives (digital creators can sell their art) and negatives (the blockchain uses a ton of energy) and much more.
One of the more publicized sales of "Crypto Art" is Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland selling more than $1 million worth of digital art in January 2021. More on that:
One of the earliest and most prominent artists in the NFT space goes by Beeple. This FAQ page on his website has insights about the process and legitimacy behind the NFT market. From the page, " Question: Why the hell would I buy this stuff if i can just see it for free on instagram? Answer: yes you can, and you always will be able to SEE my work for free. This is for people who are interested in COLLECTING artwork, which is a very different experience."
Aside from creators with massive built-in fan bases, NFT's give young artists a place to sell their digital art. One example is Nate Mohler, a gradutate from UCLA and student of Refik Anadol. In addition to his public installation and physical art, he creates mind-bending digital art using 3D software and AI training scripts. His first NFT sold for over $1000. Here is a link to his website:
Vimeo Caption: "3460w x 2160h. Love the grungy dark grossness and textures in this test. Ai Neural Styletransfer; Trained with 2 photographs of tagged street trashcans"
Briefly mentioned above was the environmental impact of blockchain technology. The basics of the problem is that each time something gets added to the blockchain, computers need to use a lot of energy to record and verify the transaction. Here is an article explaining more about the impact.
Ethereum (ETH), a popular cryptocurrency behind the sales of NTF's, is particularly energy-inefficient. Currently being developed, Ethereum 2.0 claims that it will cut the energy (or "gas", as it's called) by 99%. More on that:
From the website: "LiveLab is a new tool that empowers artists and arts presenters to meet, create, collaborate, rehearse, and ultimately produce multi-location performances from virtually anywhere in the world. This innovative video collaboration software expands the current field of offerings by allowing users to customize media in ways that best suit their needs."
From the website: "The science behind binaural beats occurs naturally in the brain. A different sound (tone) frequency is sent to the left and right ears through headphones.Upon hearing the two different frequencies, the brain interprets one consistent, rhythmic frequency, known as a binaural beat(s). The resulting frequency, interpreted by the brain, is the mathematical difference between the two frequencies sent to the left and right ears. The brain then follows along at this frequency and produces brainwaves of the same frequency."