How Painting Affects Meaning

Recently on Twitter I came across a photographer who had two of her photos painted in Atlanta. It got me thinking about how a different medium, scale, and color affects the message of these photos. Perhaps it was the choice of black and white, which intentionally gives a more somber mood, but in my opinion…

Uniting a City

While the Sixers’ entire in-area experience can be described as a work of art (highly recommend looking up some of the hype up videos – they are extremely well done), perhaps the most impressive occurs right before player introductions. The Sixers have created a unique tradition different from any other in the NBA, where a…

Old Town Road: What even are genres?

[sorry for all the music posts, I like music 🤷‍♂️] What is a genre anyways? Nowadays the blocking off of music into arbitrary categorizes seems increasingly unnecessary and well… arbitrary. As musical styles have evolved they have blended and interpreted elements of other genres. Last summer Juice WRLD released “Lucid Dreams,” a trap song featuring…

The Art of the Acoustic

I love acoustic versions of songs. They provide the opportunity for an artist to strip down a song to its most basic parts and really capture the emotions it conveys. The truly great artists take this to another level, completely transforming a song and imbuing it with new meaning. One of my favorite artists is…

Can VR Be Art?

This morning I stumbled upon a really fascinating article in Forbes entitled ” Can Food and VR Combine To Create Art?” A chef, Jenny Dorsey, has continued the trend of high end food presentation medaling with art in her work, but recently she has stepped up her game, incorporating VR aspects into her food presentation….

Tierra Whack’s Mastery of the Concept Album

Tierra Whack has recently released a series of fantastic new songs. However, her true masterpiece is 2018’s Whack World. This album consisted of fifteen one-minute long songs and was accompanied by a music video that rapidly switches between vignettes as the songs progress. The album features incredible wordplay, seamless blending of styles and genres, and…

AI Generated Art

Art is inextricably connected to the power of human creativity. Or is it? When we look at a piece of artwork one of the thing we look for is the emotions, feelings, meanings, and even social commentaries that the artist has tried to imbue the piece with. So, how do we deal with artwork that…

Inside the Box: Quinn XCII Album Covers

An artist I like, Quinn XCII, released a new album this week. His album artwork has a unique style. Every cover is framed the exact same way. However, by using different colors and props he transforms the same setup to match the style and mood of the song it represents. By constraining the format, a…

Superb Owls

The Atlantic has a recurring series every Super Bowl Sunday, which features some superb owls and some superb photography. I especially enjoyed this picture, which features a few nice photographic details. The slightly off-center framing gives the picture some more perspective, and there is a nice feeling of depth with the blurred-out foreground images. Additionally,…

Kirk Goldsberry: Data Visualization

The James Harden Experience https://t.co/rga2rre18Y Are You Experienced? Have You Ever Been Experienced? pic.twitter.com/LjL8tfpSjq — Kirk Goldsberry (@kirkgoldsberry) January 9, 2019 When it comes to data visualization (this example deals with basketball statistics), the most often form chosen is a simple black and white graph. Even when a site like FiveThirtyEight spices things up a…