Animated NYC

Once upon a time, the great Steve Earle wrote that he was going to New York City, because "there must be something happening there, it's just too big a town." Well, during animator James Curran's 30-day residency in the Big Apple, he discovered just what happens in that big town and interpreted each experience into 30 cool GIFs.

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Excellence in Giffetry

There are some forms of art that are looked down upon, such as the infamous animated gif. They were so outdated that they became cool and experimental. Suffice it to say that this animated gif by Helen Green as a tribute to David Bowie may be one of the best uses of the media and a fitting tribute to an icon. Watch closely enough and you'll even get a glimpse of the Goblin King. READ ON →

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Radical Burn

What is the Burning Man Festival? Most who attend the festival have different answers and reasons for indulging in the extravagance in the desert. To those of us that haven't been, I would say it represents some of the best people watching in existence. The Burning Man website by Jamen Percy allows you to do a bit of people watching - from a distance - through his profile pics taken throughout the festival. It's a costume designer's gold mine.

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A Matter of Perspective

Street art trends toward cool more so than thoughtful (Banksy is the exception that proves the rule). There are heaps of graffiti artists that do an impressive job of plastering their names across walkways and trains in extraordinary fonts but they do little more than leave their personal mark. Set in the Street by Justin Bettman takes the discarded rubbish of society and creates caricatures of life in interactive street sets that go deeper into our imagination.  READ ON →

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Extending Sound

Whitestone is an interactive music experience platform proclaiming 'This is what music will look like in the future.' They are working to bring back the magic of album artwork in a digital age which is no small feat. There is definitely a value in bringing visual art to modern music, evidenced by the return to vinyl.

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Trippy

It's hard to imagine that any artists during the 50's and 60's WEREN'T on acid, but one unidentified artist scored some free LSD courtesy of ol' Uncle Sam.

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Art & Science

Art is generally cutting edge so a bit of a mix with technology is a natural fit. Sometimes it results in wonderful explorations, and other times it results in complete weirdness. The jury is still out on the first generative 3D music video. See for yourself.

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Mmmm…street art

Art imitates life, even fictional character's lives. Oakoak, a French street artist, has brought some very familiar art to life in his tribute to Sam Simon, the co-creator of the Simpsons. Of course, there is a Simpson's quote for just such an occasion.

Bart: Are you sure this is art, not vandalism?
Homer: That's for the courts to decide, son. READ ON →

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