Neo Rauch at David Zwirner

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[caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Neo Rauch Neo Rauch 2014[/caption] Beyond the execution is the literary and metaphoric power of these paintings. The new works of Neo Rauch are amazing! Below is a selection of Neo Rauch current paintings at Zwirner. g [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Neo Rauch Neo Rauch 2014[/caption] [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Neo Rauch Neo Rauch 2014[/caption] [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Neo Rauch Neo Rauch 2014[/caption] [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Neo Rauch Neo Rauch 2014[/caption] [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Neo Rauch Neo Rauch 2014[/caption] [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Neo Rauch Neo Rauch 2014[/caption]

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November 19th, 2014 at 12:14 am

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LU YANG: ARCADE at wallplay

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A week ago, I had the opportunity to see Lu Yang’s exhibition at wallplay in the Lower East Side. I was mesmerized by the work as it collapsed anime, gender politics and bioart. The exhibition consisted of incredibly detailed animations and prints, a video game, small 3D print sculptures of colorful monsters and photographs of a genderless individual dressed as an anime hero. The aesthetic is entirely informed by anime, at times extreme anime gore, but never for the sake of gore, the extreme laments lead one to question the essence of humanity in an era of increasing technological intervention. The video game is presented in a traditional video game arcade with buttons (though only one works) and joystick by which the player controls a hero flying through a tunnel picking up red blood cells and staying away from cancer cells. The 3D printed sculptures consist of creatures from Lu Yang’s drawings and animations in physical form. [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Lu Yang Reanmation Reanimation!Underwater Zombie frog ballet![/caption] Perhaps most striking are the photographs and videos of animatronic frog legs. Frogs commonly used for dissection are presented in a tank embedded with actuators to make the frog legs dance to the rhythm of music.

Reanimation!Underwater Zombie frog ballet! from LuYang.

Lu Yang’s work is provocative as she investigates the nature of the body and the union between human-made technology and the natural world. My one critique is that in some work the anime aesthetic overwhelms the work itself so that the content is muted by the language of anime.

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November 14th, 2014 at 6:52 am

Stop Motion Workshop with Robert Lyons

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[caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Animation Table Animation Table[/caption] In mid-October, I attended a workshop titled “Experiencing Stop Motion with Robert Lyons” at Pratt and it was a great introduction to starting a stop motion studio on a tight budget. The puppets were made from a range of materials such as : steel armature wire 9 gauge for 6-8 inch puppets that can be braided using a drill and vice for skeleton, Super Sculpey for flesh, Pro-Poxy for hard sections that will be drilled into such as the feet and to help support the puppets - Matthews Microgrip painted in chroma key green. [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Animation Puppets Animation Puppets[/caption] And for the stop motion production, Robert presented the following equipment: [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Canon T3i Rebel Canon T3i Rebel[/caption] Camera: Canon T3i Rebel, EOS HD Motion Control: DitoGear OmniSlider track which costs $2916 which includes the DragonBridge pictured below to control movement of the slider from the software. Software: Dragonframe Stop Motion [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Dragon Bridge Dragon Bridge Controller[/caption] In the studio, a traditional head mount is used for the camera with customized protractor to measure the degrees of rotation. A great addition to the studio would be the DitoGear™ OmniHead at $2,721.89 Above the table mounted to the ceiling is a light grid. [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Light Grid Light Grid[/caption]

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October 28th, 2014 at 10:50 am

El II Seminario Transmedia y Narrativas Audiovisuales

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Next week, I will be presenting a keynote talk on web documentaries - what works and does not along with several examples. I will also do a two-day techinical workshop on constructing a web documentary, using bootstrap and HTML5 video properties as the primary tools. [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]II Seminario Transmedia y Narrativas Audiovisuales El II Seminario Transmedia y Narrativas Audiovisuales, Bogota , Colombia[/caption]

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October 6th, 2014 at 7:37 am

Hong Kong Glitch

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A series of glitch images from Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protests. [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Hong Kong Glitch Hong Kong Glitch[/caption] [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Hong Kong Glitch Hong Kong Glitch[/caption] [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Hong Kong Glitch Hong Kong Glitch[/caption] [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Hong Kong Glitch Hong Kong Glitch[/caption] [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Hong Kong Glitch Hong Kong Glitch[/caption] [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Hong Kong Glitch Hong Kong Glitch[/caption]

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October 2nd, 2014 at 5:37 am

Naomi Klein & Kate Orff at Columbia

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[caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Kate Orff at Columbia's Kate Orff at Columbia's "Planning for Climate Change"[/caption] With the imperative of Climate Change radical action is required immediately, including re-thinking design.

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September 24th, 2014 at 10:21 am

Victoria Estok & Steve Lambert Show that Cops Believe in Climate Justice

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[caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Victoria Estok with NYPD for Climate Justice Victoria Estok with NYPD for Climate Justice[/caption] [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Steve Lambert Posing with Police for Climate Justice Steve Lambert Posing with Police for Climate Justice[/caption]

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September 23rd, 2014 at 6:48 am

The People’s Climate March Warm Up at La Casita Verde

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[caption width="720" align="alignnone"]The People's Climate March The People's Climate March "Warm Up" at La Casita Verde - come and make posters for the march![/caption] Come out Saturday to the green space at Division and Bedford, Brooklyn - La Casita Verde - for a fun afternoon of poster making for Sunday's People's Climate March. 1-4pm Saturday, September 20th at 451 Bedford.

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September 16th, 2014 at 6:37 pm

COMPUTER VIRUS CATALOG by Bas van de Poel

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[caption width="720" align="alignnone"]IMPLANT rendered by Karborn IMPLANT rendered by Karborn[/caption] This image is from "COMPUTER VIRUS CATALOG An illustrated guide to the worst viruses in computer history" founded and curated by Bas van de Poel. Submit more, grow the catalog!

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September 15th, 2014 at 12:06 pm

EXCESS at Artspace

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[caption id="attachment_809" align="alignnone" width="300"]EXCESS at Farmers Market New Haven EXCESS at Farmers Market New Haven[/caption] image [caption id="attachment_811" align="alignnone" width="300"]EXCESS at Artspace EXCESS at Artspace[/caption] Rescued food meal at Artspace, New Haven

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September 13th, 2014 at 11:19 am

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