Allen Farmelo is a record producer and engineer, and he curated the "Odd Harmonics" show at the Judith Charles Gallery in New York City. "Odd Harmonics" also featured performances by Mikael Jorgensen (Wilco), German classical theremin virtuoso Carolina Eyck, performance artist … Read more
Chances are you've taken one or two (or a dozen) selfies in your day. And if you're like the majority of selfie-snappers, your digital self-portraits have probably involved pointing a smartphone at yourself and hoping you manage to capture both your nose and mouth in the same frame.
Then there's Alexander Porter, who took a selfie involving a digital 3D scan of his face, unfurled in pastel moving images like a pillowey landscape canvas.
He's one of 19 emerging artists whose short-form videos engaging with the "selfie" medium appear in the "National #Selfie Portrait Gallery," a curated installation that opened Thursday at the Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair in London. … Read more
Private Gallery creates a blocked-off storage folder on your iOS device where you can place personal photos and videos away from prying eyes. The app works as intended, though it does suffer from a slightly messy interface and some limitations in the trial version.
When you first open Private Gallery, you must choose between either a four-digit pin or a hand-drawn password using the familiar 3x3 grid. You'll need this passcode to access the contents of the app anytime you log in from now on. After you choose your password, you can start creating folders, moving images and videos, … Read more
This was a big week in tech, and we've got the video to prove it.
IFA 2013 in Berlin kicked off to a roaring start with tons of announcements and reveals, including the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Gear, an Android-powered smartwatch that partners with your phone. We also saw a 55-inch OLED TV from LG that actually comes with a paint-style frame to mount on your wall. Can a TV really be a work of art? To get the full highlights, you'll want to check out our must-see videos from IFA.
On the other side of the world, … Read more
Kimball Anderson's comics feature superheroes, but not the kind with capes and X-ray vision. Anderson's superheroes summon extraordinary strength just to do the things most people take for granted -- walking out the front door or making small talk with a neighbor.
Anderson's superheroes, like their creator, suffer from agoraphobia, an anxiety disorder that can make ordinary situations feel unspeakably terrifying. The characters stare from the page faceless and alone, narrated by text that often expresses worry, self-doubt, and confusion, but also resolve. In addition to anxiety, the 25-year-old Anderson struggles with chronic fatigue syndrome that can cause exhaustion for months at a time, and from postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, a sometimes-debilitating disease of the autonomic nervous system that can lead to dizziness, muscle weakness, depression, and other symptoms.
Together, these disabilities make inaction Anderson's primary mode of being -- and also make comics an ideal medium for expressing what's it like to live with them. … Read more
Amazon is developing a virtual art gallery that could give patrons an opportunity to buy expensive works of art online starting this summer, according to media reports.
The Art Newspaper reported Thursday that Amazon has reached out to "at least 125 galleries" with the goal of offering more than 1,000 art objects on its site. So far, according to one unnamed dealer, Amazon has lined up 109 galleries.
An Amazon spokesman declined comment, saying "We have not made any announcements about art."
With its sleek interface and convenient features, Xee for Mac delivers a worthy alternative to Preview or any other Mac OS X image browser.
At around 3.8MB, this app downloads within a minute. Xee for Mac features a neat and clean, typical interface for image browsers. All options are easily located within a well-organized menu. Previous and Next buttons are on the left upper side as well as options for zooming. Options for automatic orientation and rotation are positioned on the upper-right side. In the Preferences menu the user can view and set up keyboard shortcuts for many options … Read more
The purpose of eGallery Lite is to help users create a digital, interactive gallery in which they can store and track items. The concept is smart and the tool (the iPad) is a perfect one for it, but the execution of this particular app leaves quite a bit to be desired.
To start, eGallery Lite is unnecessarily hard to use. It opens to a blank item entry and offers no clear direction on how to fill out the boxes on the screen. You must create a category, then load that category, then create an item, load that item, and finally … Read more
If you still buy music in a physical format, Record Store Day is for you. Stores stock special releases and have sales on LPs and CDs, so if you're lucky enough to live near a record shop, drop by on Saturday and see what's up. Check the RSD Web site to find participating stores, and touch some (physical) music.
Here in NYC, two of my favorite shops, Downtown Music Gallery and In Living Stereo, are pulling out all the stops. Downtown's Bruce Lee Gallanter and Manny Maris are two of the guys I count on for their … Read more
When you see a photo, article summary, or video in a tweet from a Web site, it most likely was done with a feature called Twitter Cards. The social network announced today that it's expanding this feature to include "deep-links" to mobile apps and also offer up some new Cards, such as product information and photo galleries.
"We first introduced expanded Tweets with three card types: summary, photo, and player/video," Twitter's head of platform, Jason Costa, wrote in a blog post. "Since then, we've heard that publishers want to be able … Read more