Art

  • eBay To Host Live Art Auctions On New Site

    eBay To Host Live Art Auctions On New Site

    In July, eBay announced a partnership with noted auction house Sotheby’s to help bring its inventory of art, antiques and collectibles online via a new live auction format with real-time bidding. At the time, eBay said Sotheby’s was the “anchor tenant” to trial this new format on eBay.com. Today, the company is expanding on these earlier efforts with a number of… Read More

  • The Vertwalker Is A Robot That Draws Abstract Artwork

    The Vertwalker Is A Robot That Draws Abstract Artwork

    As cities reach new heights, artists Julian Adenauer and Michael Haas want to explore the vertical in a more dynamic way — art. The Vertwalker is a lightweight robot they built with 3D printed materials that can walk up vertical surfaces. The patented robot, which looks like a Roomba, has a vacuum on its bottom with two computer fans, two wheels and has an Arduino-based custom… Read More

  • Makerbot Releases Zee, A Blank Canvas For Artists

    Makerbot Releases Zee, A Blank Canvas For Artists

    Not content with selling the best-selling consumer 3D printer on the market, Makerbot is working hard to become a force in just-in-time design and alternative art. Zee is a small figure inspired by paintable toys like Kid Robot’s Munny, Zee is designed to be printed out and decorated. It is available on Makerbot’s digital store for 99 cents. Zee is part of Makerbot’s effort… Read More

  • Art Everywhere

    Art Everywhere

    If you start noticing an unusual crop of artwork on your daily commute, that would be the work of Art Everywhere U.S. Read More

  • FRAMED Immerses Viewers In Digital Artwork

    FRAMED Immerses Viewers In Digital Artwork

    FRAMED seeks to stretch the boundaries of digital art and take it beyond the confines of computer screen. The full-HD IPS display itself is gorgeous, with a walnut frame, but it’s more than just an attractive monitor. It also allows viewers to interact with artwork through motion and sound sensors. Read More

  • Tokyo-Based Artist Arrested For 3D Printing Her Vagina

    Tokyo-Based Artist Arrested For 3D Printing Her Vagina

    A 42-year-old artist named Megumi Igarashi has been arrested in Tokyo for transmitting 3D models of her vagina which, under Japanese obscenity laws, is considered illegal. She sent the files via email to customers who bought copies on her website. She was raising money to build a vagina-shaped boat. The files in question are, to be clear, fairly stylized representations of the female form, as… Read More

  • A Lens For The Love Of Photography

    A Lens For The Love Of Photography

    It can be hard for third-party, high-end camera-accessory makers to distinguish themselves and attract consumer attention. Canon and Nikon make lenses for their own camera systems that tend to work better than most — in part because they’re making them in-house, with all the inside advantage that entails. But companies like Sigma have been providing alternatives for years. Read More

  • Artist Helps You Become Him With The URME Mask

    Artist Helps You Become Him With The URME Mask

    Artist Leo Selvaggio wants you to be him. Not completely – that’s impossible – but as a commentary on surveillance technology, Selvaggio has created something called URME, a mask that replicates his face and will essentially fool facial recognition systems into believing he is everywhere. It’s like a Guy Fawkes mask, only it’s Leo Selvs. Read More

  • SketchVid Turns Your Doodles Into Eye-Catching Animations For Instagram

    SketchVid Turns Your Doodles Into Eye-Catching Animations For Instagram

    SketchVid is a cool new iOS app that lets even the most ham-handed doodler make striking animations for Instagram. Read More

  • Monegraph Uses Bitcoin Tech So Internet Artists Can Establish “Original” Copies Of Their Work

    Monegraph Uses Bitcoin Tech So Internet Artists Can Establish “Original” Copies Of Their Work

    People don’t want to buy copies of art, they want the original. And that’s been a huge problem for artists who create digital works that are easily copied. No scarcity means no market, so artists can’t make ends meet. But Monegraph, short for “monetized graphics”, uses cryptography to bring meatspace scarcity to online art. Read More

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