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Interactive Art

Small Space Fest Delivers Super-Sized Art Experience

JK Russ | Posted 06.27.2016 | Arts
JK Russ

The Small Space Fest is just one evening of performance, but the art installations remain on view for a month. The project has been devised by the recently formed Weft in the Weave Collective consisting of visual and performance artist Heidi Rider, performer, playwright and director Elizabeth Nelson and actor, director and photographer, Adriana Chavez.

The End of the P3Studio Artist Residency Era

JK Russ | Posted 01.14.2016 | Arts
JK Russ

The vibrant installation made from collected objects and images - with contributions by studio visitors - was a rainbow-hued explosion of color. But like a flock of parrots winging through the trees, it was a breath-taking vision for a moment and then gone.

Visual Art Is Vibrant at Life Is Beautiful Festival 2014

JK Russ | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
JK Russ

"Love is Power. Power is Life. Life is Beautiful." The words are scrawled in red, encircling a cut out of a large, purple cactus flower. Pasted to the wall, the flower is surrounded by hundreds of other natural desert elements, with hand-written messages.

Cantoni Crescenti's Interactive Installation 'Melt' (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 10.17.2014 | Arts

In the visual arts section, the Brazilian collaborative duo cantoni crescenti present Melt, a 70 meter long interactive installation that reacts to the movement of the visitors through its kinetic surface.

Mapping New Ground: the Artist-Run London Biennale Pollination Event

JK Russ | Posted 08.27.2014 | Arts
JK Russ

The street frontages do not automatically suggest art venues within. But each of these four locations is host to the '2014 London Biennale Pollination in Las Vegas.'

System of a Down's Serj Tankian: Upgrading the Dynamic of Art and Audience

Andrew Fish | Posted 02.17.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Fish

A sound crept in, smooth and low, and the clamor of 100 conversations melted away until all that remained was the painting, the music and me.

WATCH: Travelers Are Shocked When Magical Piano Comes To Life

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.25.2014 | Good News

When travelers at Chicago Union Station walk past one seemingly lonely piano, magic happens. The piano comes to life! And in the video above, its p...

You Will Forever Be Hypnotized By This 'Box'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.25.2013 | Arts

Design and engineering studio Bot and Dolly's latest work is called Box, a project that celebrates artistic and technological advances. In the hyp...

My Enemy

Peter Clothier | Posted 11.24.2013 | Arts
Peter Clothier

"My Enemy" is the dream-child of the California-based painter Yisrael K. Feldsott. An interactive, traveling pop-up art installation, it "seeks to soften and repair divisions between friend and foe."

Moore College Creates Mobile Game Animation Major for Women

Diane Propsner | Posted 11.09.2013 | College
Diane Propsner

The world of gaming as we know it is changing. Women are the new target market as gaming applications continue to expand into the mobile market -- cell phones and tablets. With this shift, companies are looking for talented artists to provide the visual creative component in these devices.

The Silent History: E-lit Looks to the Future

Illya Szilak | Posted 08.31.2013 | Books
Illya Szilak

I wonder what contemporary philosopher Giorgio Agamben would make of the brilliant new novel The Silent History.

What Does a Polar Bear Do in a Jungle? How E-lit Expands the Habitat of Literature

Illya Szilak | Posted 02.10.2013 | Books
Illya Szilak

What does a polar bear do in a jungle? It dies or it adapts. Such is the case with e-lit, where there are more than a few examples of the former occurring and some exciting examples of the latter.

What's It Like Walking On Clouds?

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 11.02.2012 | Arts

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to walk on clouds? Well, now you can. Argentine installation artist Tomás Saraceno's new exhibition...

This Filmmaker Doesn't Just Want You To Watch Videos..

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 01.30.2013 | Technology

Maybe you've watched the trailer for "Dishonored," the choose-your-own-adventure style video lets you step into the shoes of the game's supernatural a...

(R)evolution in Frankfurt: Heide Hatry's Not a Rose Delivers Interactivity to a New Standard

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 12.12.2012 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

The project delivers a new paradigm of life/death/rebirth cycle into the avant-garde, marrying the organic and ephemeral that once limited the archival potential of feminist art into the masculine realm of digital technology.

The Incredible Visual Artist Behind Bjork and Passion Pit

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.19.2012 | Arts

Scott Snibbe is a New York-based media artist whose innovative vision has taken the art and music worlds to new depths of interactivity. From giant, d...

"Occupy Wall Screen": A Renowned French Media Artist Takes On Wall Street (VIDEO)

Michael Kurcfeld | Posted 03.31.2012 | Arts
Michael Kurcfeld

2012-01-31-worldskinBBBBBB.jpg French media artist Maurice Benayoun is probably France's most cutting-edge artist.

Guess What? Your Assumptions About Black Men Are All Wrong

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 01.17.2012 | Arts

As we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, it's important to remember that we still have a long way to go in the fight against racial discrimination...

PHOTOS: Roomba Art's Dazzling Takeover

Posted 01.03.2012 | Arts

Everyone remembers Roombas, the little autonomous vacuum discs made by iRobot that for a moment seemed like they were going to take over the world. We...

WATCH: Robot Goes On Painting Spree

Posted 02.28.2012 | Arts

Japanese artists So Kanno and Takahiro Yamaguchi have created a robot that can wield a spray can like an automated Jackson Pollock. We're not saying i...

WATCH: Building Transformed Into Pinball Machine

Posted 12.16.2011 | Arts

Ever wish you could experience the entrancing game of pinball on a larger scale, just to make it easier on the eyes? Carol Martin and Thibaut Berbezie...

Art As a Produce Box? Finding Sustenance in the Art World's Food Chain

Monica Westin | Posted 01.02.2012 | Chicago
Monica Westin

Threewalls, an artist nonprofit here in Chicago, is using sustainable food distribution models for the production and distribution of contemporary art.

Sit No More, My Accomplice Tenant

Bess Rowen | Posted 11.27.2011 | Home
Bess Rowen

I'm beginning to see a pattern here, and I doubt that I'm the only one. The fact is that this city is experiencing an influx of interactive, site-specific theatrical pieces.

WATCH: Interactive Robot Artist

Posted 11.20.2011 | Home

The technological singularity may not be looming in our immediate future, but artist Benjamin Grosser's 'Interactive Robotic Painting Machine' is undo...

Apps for Parents: New Children's Tales by VivaBook Are Worth Exploring

Greg Archer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Greg Archer

I quickly found myself chucking my "hatred" for things like iPad books. I'm a sucker for "heart." There's a lot of "heart" here. There's also a lot of fun.