Project recreates cities in rich 3D from images harvested online | TechCrunch

People are taking photos and videos all over major cities, all the time, from every angle. Theoretically, with enough of them, you could map every street and building — wait, did I say theoretically? I meant in practice, as the VarCity project has demonstrated with Zurich, Switzerland.This multi-year effort has taken images from numerous onlineContinue reading “Project recreates cities in rich 3D from images harvested online | TechCrunch”

Website builder Wix acquires art community DeviantArt for $36M | TechCrunch

Wix.com has made another acquisition to build out the tools that it provides to users to build and administer websites: it has acquired DeviantArt, an online community for artists, designers and art/design enthusiasts with some 325 million individual pieces of original art and more than 40 million registered members, for $36 million in cash, including $3Continue reading “Website builder Wix acquires art community DeviantArt for $36M | TechCrunch”

Sexy Valentine’s Day art goes on sale at Sotheby’s London, for the first time ever — Quartz

Romantic love has long inspired artists, writers and musicians, and so has its consummation. In honor of Valentine’s Day, auction house Sotheby’s London is putting together its first-ever sale of erotic art. Titled “Erotic: Passion & Desire,” the auction is now showing 107 sexy lots from antiquity to modern days, which open for bidding onContinue reading “Sexy Valentine’s Day art goes on sale at Sotheby’s London, for the first time ever — Quartz”

How to access 375,000 beautiful, copyright-free images from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art — Quartz

The sumptuous lips of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian queen’s face, and the plump belly of a 9th-century Mexican baby, are now at your disposal. New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has released 375,000 images of works from its collection, with no restrictions on what you can do with them. The images, all of art in theContinue reading “How to access 375,000 beautiful, copyright-free images from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art — Quartz”

Fujifilm debuts its GFX 50S digital medium format camera, the X100F and more | TechCrunch

Fujifilm has revealed release dates for a trio of new cameras in its classically inspired retro digital lineup, as well as new lenses and other accessories. The news today from Fujifilm includes pricing and availability for the GFX 50S, the new digital medium format camera with an entirely new lineup of GF system lenses; aContinue reading “Fujifilm debuts its GFX 50S digital medium format camera, the X100F and more | TechCrunch”

Free admission, meditation, tours and the #J20ArtStrike: Art museums are offering refuge from Trump on Inauguration Day — Quartz

Museums across the US are offering refuge for those who want to temporarily block out or process the reality of Donald Trump’s presidency on inauguration day. Many institutions are offering free or pay-what-you-wish admission on Friday and several are transforming their galleries to agoras for political expression. In New York City, the Whitney Museum willContinue reading “Free admission, meditation, tours and the #J20ArtStrike: Art museums are offering refuge from Trump on Inauguration Day — Quartz”

WhiteMoth & Bryn: the Work of Pioneering Builders Cica Ghost & Bryn Oh — High Fidelity Blog

To ring in 2017, let’s taking a close look at the new work of two pioneering High Fidelity builders: Cica Ghost and Bryn Oh. Together, they’ve put their creations on the domains WhiteMoth and Bryn.Quirky, warm architecture is peppered throughout Cica’s WhiteMoth build. Cica Ghost is an accomplished world builder with an existing following in otherContinue reading “WhiteMoth & Bryn: the Work of Pioneering Builders Cica Ghost & Bryn Oh — High Fidelity Blog”

The most popular books at U.S. public libraries in 2016, mapped by city — Quartz

Hollywood has been good to Paula Hawkins. Following the release of a movie adapted from her novel, The Girl on the Train, the book has become one of the most widely read books at US libraries this year.A survey of 14 metropolitan libraries by Quartz shows that The Girl on the Train is the mostContinue reading “The most popular books at U.S. public libraries in 2016, mapped by city — Quartz”

How studying Victorian paintings teach medical students to be better doctors — Quartz

A curious thing happens to medical students shortly after they enter clinical training. As explained in an evocative essay in the New York Times, the students begin to stop trusting their own ability to examine a patient. They instead start to lean on the machines that create medical imagery—MRIs, CT scans, ultrasounds—to do the workContinue reading “How studying Victorian paintings teach medical students to be better doctors — Quartz”

Discovered: A $16 million Leonardo da Vinci drawing of St. Sebastian was found in France — Quartz

A stone’s throw away from his famous masterpieces at the Louvre, a newly discovered drawing by Leonardo da Vinci is causing a stir in Paris. A long-lost 530-year old pen and ink sketch has been attributed to the Renaissance genius, according to auction house Tajan who unveiled it yesterday (Nov. 12). The drawing, with twoContinue reading “Discovered: A $16 million Leonardo da Vinci drawing of St. Sebastian was found in France — Quartz”

Editorial: What Trump’s Win Means for The Arts

Kultivate has largely tried to remain out of the election fray, only allowing slight commentary in our in world group. But as we are an arts magazine, I feel that it is important to spell out what Trump’s win means for the arts in America. It is no secret that the arts are always underContinue reading “Editorial: What Trump’s Win Means for The Arts”

Facebook launches augmented reality selfie “masks” for Live video | TechCrunch

Copying Snapchat and capitalizing on the acquisition of MSQRD, today Facebook finally integrated augmented reality selfie lenses it calls “Masks” into its main app. Starting with Halloween-themed skeleton, witch, and pumpkin masks, some Facebook users can now start to use the special effects when they go Live. Masks simultaneously make Facebook feel more modern, lureContinue reading “Facebook launches augmented reality selfie “masks” for Live video | TechCrunch”

Christopher Marlowe credited in Shakespeare’s Henry VI plays — Quartz

The Oxford University Press will credit Christopher Marlowe as the co-writer in William Shakespeare’s three Henry VI plays, after a research conducted by 23 international scholars supported the theory of his contribution.

The Rijksmuseum Dutch national art museum is actually rewarding artists and designers who copy its masterpieces — Quartz

“No cameras allowed” used to be standard practice in museums. Many art institutions tightly policed their collections to contain the so-called “aura of the original” within their walls and have exclusive image rights for books, posters, cards and various bric-a-brac sold at their gift shops. But the Netherland’s Rijksmuseum believes that art belongs to everyone.Continue reading “The Rijksmuseum Dutch national art museum is actually rewarding artists and designers who copy its masterpieces — Quartz”

From Eadweard Muybridge to Xavi Bou: Contemporary chronophotography captures birds’ flight patterns as beautiful pieces of abstract art — Quartz

Chronophotography, the ancestor of motion pictures, is a 19th-century technique that combines multiple exposures to show movement over time. Images by chronophotography pioneers like Eadweard Muybridge, who famously captured a horses’s gallup, now hang in some of the world’s most important art museums, and recently inspired one Spanish birdwatcher to revive the technique.

Smartphone addiction: South Korean designer Kim Dong-kyu doctors master paintings to reflect our modern love affair with technology — Quartz

Smartphone addiction is real. In the US, the average user reaches for their phone 150 times a day and a 2016 study estimates that we tap, swipe and click on our devices 2,617 times each day. This all-too familiar epidemic of the social media age is so alarming that researchers have compared the compulsion toContinue reading “Smartphone addiction: South Korean designer Kim Dong-kyu doctors master paintings to reflect our modern love affair with technology — Quartz”

The Ma Machinima Salon 2016 | Chantal Harvey

  On October 7, my new movie ‘Activate Your Higher Mind’ is premiering in San Francisco, California. The show is an exclusive event, if you want to attend you need to contact me so I can put you on the guest list.  You are very welcome! The film (machinima) is a one hour vision on ArtContinue reading “The Ma Machinima Salon 2016 | Chantal Harvey”

Getty Instagram Grant: Ronny Sen, an Indian photographer won $10,000 with Instagram posts of a fire that’s still raging on after 100 years — Quartz

Ronny Sen (@ronnysen) has been photographing the lives of those who toil on the gigantic coal mine in Jharia, India for the past four years. The Indian Instagrammer and two other photographers recently won $10,000 each from Getty Images Instagram Grant, which supports photographers using Instagram to tell under-reported stories from around the world.