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 pa

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.

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 at

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

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 be

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 f

SketchVid Turns Your Doodles Into Eye-Catching Animations For Instagram

<a target="_blank" href="">SketchVid</a> is a cool new iOS app that lets even the most ham-handed doodler make striking animations for <a target="_blank" href="http://www.i

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'

Twitter Teams Up With European Galleries In #MuseumWeek To Push Its Cred With Culture Vultures

Twitter, a big hit with news junkies and those in the media industry, has been working to widen that scope to bring in more mainstream users, as well as those with other special interests. The latest

Google To Help Turn Bits Into Beaux Arts With New DevArt Project

Google is launching a broad new effort to support the arts, in a way particularly appropriate to its role and business, with a project called DevArt that highlights modern artists using technology in

Skryf, The Robot That Writes Poetry In Sand, Reminds Us Of The Ephemerality Of Art Or Whatever

Let us go then, you and I, to meet <a target="_blank" href="">Skryf</a>, a robot created by Dutch artist Gijs Van Bon. The robot uses a repurposed CNC machine to spray out a thin l

500px Plans Aggressive Consumer Market Expansion In 2014, We Take A Look At Their New Space

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, 500px's new offices are expansive, impressive and just as laden with exposed brick and beams as anything you'll see south of Market in San Francisco. When we

Art Meetup Platform Gertrude Takes Aim At Cracking An Exclusive World

Last Friday, 40 people gathered at an apartment in lower Manhattan to take a look at a series of works by the artist Alexandra Posen. The pieces — colored wax on paper worked into abstract forms —

Original 3D-Printed Liberator Guns To Become Works Of Art At London Museum

The Liberator gun made headlines when its creator fired up his 3D printer and created them, building firearms that actually fire out of little more than plastic components that combined cost little mo

Curiator Is A Pinterest-Style Marketplace To Help You Discover, And One Day Buy, The Art You Like

<a target="_blank" href="">Curiator</a>, a new app launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, is not the first website that aims for people to discover and buy art, but it ho

Cooper-Hewitt Adds The First Piece Of Code To Its Design Collection

Programmers know how beautiful well-written code can be, but most users will never see the source code behind their software. The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, however, wants to

iPad Animation App Loop Captures The Fun Of Making Doodled Flipbooks

Remember turning the corners of your class notes into flipbooks with a sequence of tiny drawings? iPad app <a target="_blank" href="

Chiizu Is The Photo-Decoration App For Art, Illustration And Design Lovers

If you've dismissed purikura apps as a way to besmirch photos with blingies, hearts and other cheesy graphics, then <a target="_blank" href="">Chiizu</a> will blow your mind. Crea

Celebrate The Death Of Print With This 3D Printed Texture Book

A designer named <a target="_blank" href="">Tom Burtonwood</a> has designed a book that contains 3D-scanned textures he has grabbed from museums and architecture in his home ci

With Big-Name Backing And Some eBay Flavor, These Startups Are Looking To Shake Up The Art Market

Ebay is generally credited with being the first company to bring auctions -- a system that, for nearly 2,500 years, had exclusively taken place live in noisy, public (and offline) forums -- into the D
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