Coding a Dance Party

While searching for ways in which technology and art interacted, I decided to focus specifically on something I’m passionate about: dance. Though this video is supposed to teach you how to code a dancing cat, the project presented in the beginning of the video was what caught my attention. Miral, who is a dancer and…

Human Anatomy Meets Desserts

This piece by artist QimmyShimmy caught my eye for being somewhat disturbing. She uses polymer clay to form organs and baby faces and uses these inside desserts and candy. While creepy to look at, her art is very detailed and creative, and you can see how much work goes into each of these figures. Here are…

Activists Stage Die-In for Bees

When I came across this article, I knew I had to write about it since my Project 3 was also about bees. According to the blog, a group of environmental activists pretended to be a swarm of bees around London then proceeded to “die” in front of Tate Modern. Here are a few other pictures…

Experimental Apparel Designs by Nicole McLaughlin

This work by designer Nicole McLaughlin caught my eye as I was searching for an article to write about this week. The upcycled designs she created are fun and whimsical, and stem from her work as a graphic designer for Reebok. They’re also very futuristic-looking, and make me wonder if one day, people will actually…

Designer Sid Neigum’s Origami Fashion

As I was searching for fashion-related origami to inspire me for Project 3, I found this article on Business of Fashion about designer Sid Neigum. According to the article, a large part of his designs rely on his signature modular origami. As seen above, his garments involve folding a fabric multiple times to create a…

Replica of the Moon

This replica of the moon, created by designer Oscar Lhermitte and design studio Kudu, is entirely based on NASA data and can rotate along to the phases of the actual moon. I found this an interesting application of data in art, as it represents the data quite literally but is still an aesthetic object. Check…

Interesting Data Sets

While looking for data to base my Project 3 on, I stumbled across a newsletter called Data is Plural. Each week, the author sends out 5 interesting data sets ranging from legal investigations to American Ninja Warrior obstacles. Check it out here!

Medium & Meaning

While browsing through Hyperallergic,  I found this work by Georgia Russell called “Fishing Nets”. The art, which was made of cut print on paper, reminded me of Project 3’s proposition. Since the work shows a painting of the sea, the medium, which looks like a net, adds even more value to her work.

Lamps in Love

During break, one of my friends posted a picture of these two street lamps “sitting” on a bench and “leaning” on each other. This reminded me of the ad we watched in class with the other lamps because the artist managed to give inanimate objects emotions through their positioning (in this case, not through the…

Historical Paintings, Updated

Since we created our GIFs with historical paintings in class, I set out to find other ways in which artists re-modernized historical paintings. Upon researching, I stumbled upon the work of Dimitris Ladopoulos. Ladopoulos used an algorithm known as treemapping to recreate these historical paintings in a more pixelized form. The algorithm calculates the density of…