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I N F O R M A T I O N - A R T

     Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur*
Tami Sutcliffe (C) 2006

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An autistics lack of empathy, his language deficit and poor imitation, are what you’d expect if mirror neurons were not functional... more»
The desktop is dead. We will soon live in the Internet cloud, where massive facilities across the globe will store all the data we’ll ever use... more»
Is truth beauty and beauty truth? And is string theory beautiful, or true, or both – or neither? Jim Holt wonders... more»
Vladimir Tretchikoff, the man whose paintings came for many people to define the very idea of kitsch, is dead at the age of 92... more»
Patina and dirty varnish once marked Rembrandts works as masterpieces. What a surprise when a cleaned Night Watch showed up a daylight scene... more»
The passions that animated early scientists were a sense of wonder at life in its fullness and the mystery of nature. In our narrow age, scientists still seek glory, but... more»
Michel Foucault is canonized as the messiah of French antihumanism, an intrepid prophet of the “death of man.” This perception now seems wrong, says Richard Wolin... more»
Trivia books – which strip meaning from knowledge, giving us info, but the not the context we need to apply it – are part of a general dumbing down. Call it Jolt Culture... more»


EVA:Electronic Imaging, the Visual Arts & Beyond: cross-sectoral, multi-disciplinary, local & global set of events for people interested in new technologies in the cultural sector. more»

International Conference On The Histories Of Media Art, Science And Technology: art and new media, art and technology, art-science interaction, and the history of media as pertinent to contemporary art. more»

ArtBots: international art exhibition for robotic art and art-making robots. People all over the world are making work that combines art and robotics and they're asking interesting, important questions about art, technology, creativity, responsibility, authorship, and consciousness. more»
Doodles, Drafts, and Designs: Industrial Drawings from the Smithsonian Institution - Online Exhibition 2004 more»

DIME2006: 1st International Conference on Digital Interactive Media Entertainment and Arts: "In this call for artworks we appeal directly to research artist or teams working in the convergence between disciplines, creating innovative technologies or just re-engineering existing ones through meanings and concepts." more»
TED: Technology, Entertainment & Design conference The first TED included the public unveiling of the Macintosh computer and the Sony compact disc. more»

Sites of Interest

Mathematical imagery: "The connection between mathematics and art goes back thousands of years. Mathematics has been used in the design of Gothic cathedrals, Rose windows, oriental rugs, mosaics and tilings. Geometric forms were fundamental to the cubists and many abstract expressionists, and award-winning sculptors have used topology as the basis for their pieces. " more»
Digital photrealism: Paintings created in Illustrator and Photoshop without scans
JunkCharts: Recycling chartjunk as junk art
Data as art: Designs making people aware of context.
Iota Center: The art of abstraction in the moving image.
SwarmSketch: an ongoing online canvas of distributed design.
Their Circular Life: a 24-hour cycle of everyday urban life unfolds.
Phylotaxis: Derived from the Fibonacci Sequence.
What is a CoverPop? Each is an interactive mosaic, made of tiny images.
Subway Stations: 40 remarkable metro system
Art of Science: Imagery produced in the course of research
Eye of Science: Combining scientific exactness with aesthetic appearances.
Complexification: Computer programs creating graphic images.
Bioglyphs: painting with bacteria
Lakota wintercount: searchable database of images

Decorations of the Moscow Metro: 450 photos and 27 panoramas
Painting the weather:
weather’s symbolic significance in art.
The Earth As Art:
from the NASA Landsat-7 satellite.

"Midway along the journey of our life I woke to find myself in a dark wood, for I had wandered off from the straight path."
- Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) from "Inferno," cto. 1, l. 1-3, The Divine Comedy (c. 1307-

*Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur translates to "Whatever is said in Latin sounds profound."

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