CBS New York: Is Instagram Ruining Art? How Social Media Is Changing The Art World. “Social media is taking over the art world. That’s the message various New York City artists told CBS2’s Elle McLogan. On The Dig, several artists invited McLogan into their studios, where they revealed the unprecedented ways that the internet is influencing their work.”
DNA India: Marg — India’s oldest art journal launches its digital archive. ” In a bid to welcome new tech-savvy audiences and old patrons of scholars, students, artists, designers, and connoisseurs of art, who’d often find it difficult to locate rare issues of Marg owing to its limited print-run, The Marg Foundation, has finally digitised all its magazine issues from Volume I to the current, Volume 69, which are now available on http://www.marg-art.org. One can also digitally subscribe future issues. ” The archives are not free, but priced $5 per issue and $2 per article.
New Indian Express: Saving the past: Sajitha Madathil launches online archive on Kerala’s traditional art forms. ” Kerala has always held onto its traditional art and cultural roots with pride. But despite its significance, artisans have always feared their art was being pushed to the fringes and would die out of neglect. Understanding its relevance, theatre artist Sajitha Madathil who has served in various administrative capacities at cultural institutes in New Delhi has launched … an online archive which is a storehouse of information on all traditional art forms in Kerala.”
Hyperallergic: Zoom Through European Art History in An Endless Vortex of Paintings. “Take a wondrous and slightly nauseating journey through western art history in a new video by Alexander Mordvintsev, which uses machine learning to create an endless vortex of paintings that zoom into one another. A software engineer at Google, Mordvintsev created DeepDream, a computer vision program that uses neural networks to interpret and generate new, often creepy images.”
AJC: New website provides street art map to murals all over Atlanta . “Atlanta wears its street art like a brilliant, colorful badge of honor. In some neighborhoods, one would be hard-pressed to find a wall that hasn’t already been commandeered by one of many notable artists. Atlanta Street Art Map, created by a man aptly-named Art Rudick, is a website that documents as much of the city’s street art as possible. The retired engineer became interested in the medium during a walking tour of Bushwick in New York and now maintains the site as a hobby, the website says.”
State Archives of North Carolina: Champney Sketches Added to NC Digital Collections. “We are constantly adding new materials to the North Carolina Digital Collections, but one recent addition of note includes the Civil War sketches of soldier and artist, Edwin G. Champney, from the Outer Banks History Center. This collection includes sixty unpublished pen-and-ink sketchbook drawings of coastal North Carolina between 1862-1863 illustrated by soldier and artist, Edwin G. Champney (1843-1899).” These are great. Small collection but excellent sketching.
WLRN: This Man Is On A Quest To Put All The Art Of The World In One Place. Here’s Why . “If Spotify or Apple Music’s goal is to have all the world’s music in one place, what would be the equivalent for visual art? That’s the space Carter Cleveland wants to fill with his website Artsy.net, the largest online database of contemporary art. It also partners with galleries to sell art.”