Monday, December 19, 2016

***2016 ART: Virtual (digital) art is art. It is time to reinvent our language and our thinking.

Virtual art is art.  It is time to reinvent our thinking
Those painted canvas pictures, you hang on the wall--are the real?  No, they are really painted canvas.  You could call them pigmented art.  You don't because art is art and the medium is not relevant.  Except when the medium is new.   Virtual art has been emerging in many forms and was too new to be called (no modifier) art.  That was then.  This is now.

Digital art is an artistic work or practice that uses digital technology as an essential part of the creative or presentation process. Since the 1970s, various names have been used to describe the process including computer art and multimedia art, and digital art is itself placed under the larger umbrella term new media art." -- Wikipedia
  • (More after the break, scroll down!)

Metaverse events, current and upcoming

"Virtual art" refers to the method of production (produced in a virtual environment), not to the method of display.  
  • The method of production is of great importance to the artist.
  • Not necessarily so to the buyer.
  • Of interest to the art gallery because they have have to take care of it.
  • Unless it is digital art, because that requires no caretaking.
  • But it still requires curation:

The display method for virtual art can include some of the old familiars

  • Bronze 
  • Prints on paper (including high quality enameled paper
  • Ceramic
  • Plastic
  • Such art is exported from virtual worlds via 3d printing:  Shapeways

And that display method can include some new familiars

  • Video Screen (smart phone to 6-foot wall screen)
  • Audio accompaniment  
  • Animation (GIFs, animated objects, video)
  • Interaction (user options, bots, other people, the artist)
  • Audio interaction (audio manipulation, comment recordings, live conversations.) 
  • Virtual worlds (where the viewpoint is under the control of the observer) 
  • Interactive virtual world (where the observer becomes a participant.)

News and Notes


    The Hypergrid WIP Show

    • The Hypergrid WIP is a one hour "show & tell" of works in progress or recently completed. 
    • Everyone is invited.  Building, scripting, promotion, entertainment-- whatever you are working on.
    • Presentations are in voice and text.  
    • For text presentations, best bring the text in a notecard and paste it into chat.  
    • Voice presentations may be captured in video.  
    • Stills and videos from the show may appear in this blog and elsewhere.

    Next WIP show

    • WIP shows cancelled for Dec because of conflict with other events
    • Next WIP show: Sun. Jan 8, Noon SLT 
    • Narasnook  location (second Sunday of the month)
    • Pandora allows presenters to run high threat OSSL functions.
    • Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
    • At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora
    • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
    • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
    • II 
    • in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
    • hop:// II/68/369/22

            Previous Articles from the WIP show 

            HG links-- depending on your interests 

            Radio in the virtual world

            Metaverse beginner help

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