information for all kinds of studio work from all studio areas at the Slade School of Fine Art
information for all kinds of studio work from all studio areas at the Slade School of Fine Art
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has launched its latest copyright notice which helps explain specific areas of copyright in the UK. The notice is aimed at small businesses and individuals who use digital or photographic images on the web. It also provides advice for people who may find their own images being used online and includes many of the recent changes to the law. The Copyright Notice can be downloaded by clicking here.
The Open Font Library promotes your freedoms as it relates to the use of type. All the fonts that appear on this site come with the freedom to use, study, share and remix them. Browse our catalogue and see what’s new. http://openfontlibrary.org/ 205 http://www.bureau205.fr A2 Type http://www.a2-type.co.uk ainsifont http://www.ainsifont.com ARS Type http://arstype.nl BetaType http://betatype.com Binnenland http://www.binnenland.ch Colophon http://www.colophon-foundry.org Commercial Type http://commercialtype.com Dalton Maag http://www.daltonmaag.com Darden Studio http://www.dardenstudio.com Dutch Type Library http://www.dutchtypelibrary.nl Exljbris http://www.exljbris.com Fatype http://www.fatype.com Feliciano Type Foundry http://www.felicianotypefoundry.com Font Bureau http://www.fontbureau.com FontFont http://www.fontfont.com/shop Fontsmith http://www.fontsmith.com Foundry http://www.foundrytypes.co.uk Grilli Type http://www.grillitype.com Hoefler & Frere-Jones http://www.typography.com House Industries houseindustries.com HypeForType http://www.hypefortype.com Identikal: http://www.identikal.com Jeremy Tankard Typography http://typography.net Karsten Luecke Type Foundry http://www.kltf.de Kontour http://www.kontour.com Klim Type Foundry http://klim.co.nz Letters From Sweden http://lettersfromsweden.se Lineto http://lineto.com Lux Typo http://www.luxtypo.com Millieu Grotesk http://www.milieugrotesque.com Monokrom https://monokrom.no/ MVB Read more
Long article with extensive tests comparing optical film resolution of different camera types and film sizes: http://www.onlandscape.co.uk/2011/12/big-camera-comparison/ Article as PDF here: Big Camera Comparison – On Landscape
THE 50 STATES PROJECT 50 photographers from across the USA. Each photographer lives in one of the 50 States and represents the State where they currently live. Every two months each photographer will be sent an assignment by e-mail, they then have two months to produce one image in response. http://www.50statesproject.net/ AFTERIMAGE GALLERY http://www.afterimagegallery.com/ A GALLERY FOR FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY New Orleans, LA, gallery of photographs http://www.agallery.com/Pages/departments/photographers.html THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY Online museum of photography specializing in online exhibitions of daguerreotypes and early photographic works. http://www.photographymuseum.com/ AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY: A CENTURY OF IMAGES Companion site to the PBS video series. Read more
The Reframing Photography: Theory and Practice book and website are about photography in the widest possible sense of the word. Each presents a broad and inclusive rethinking of conceptual and technical aspects of photography across time periods, across themes, and through varied materials. Essays and how-to sections provide ideas, information, and inspiration for artists who use photography in varied ways. The book brings photographic education up to date with contemporary art practice. Essays link photographic conventions with a history of ideas, involving such topics as architecture, literature, psychology, and genetics, and introduce related artists and artworks. How-to sections describe an extensive range Read more
Public lab is a community where you can learn how to investigate environmental concerns. Using inexpensive DIY techniques, we seek to change how people see the world in environmental, social, and political terms. The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (Public Lab) is a community — supported by a 501(c)3 non-profit — which develops and applies open-source tools to environmental exploration and investigation. By democratizing inexpensive and accessible Do-It-Yourself techniques, Public Lab creates a collaborative network of practitioners who actively re-imagine the human relationship with the environment. The core Public Lab program is focused on “civic science” in which Read more
Use a homemade spectrometer to scan different materials, and contribute to an open source database. http://spectralworkbench.org/
A short video from Gizmodo about how Criterion restores a film for release on DVD/Blu-ray. Watch as the color, contrast, audio, and picture is corrected on Hitchcock’s Foreign Correspondent.
Valuing and evaluating academic digital humanities practice are topics of discussion at many colleges and universities, including UNC. Here are some contributions to this ongoing and rapidly expanding discussion: promotion and tenure guidelines from professional organizations and other universities, essays, blog posts, and podcasts. http://digitalhumanities.unc.edu/resources/valuing-evaluating-dh-practice Art History and its Publications in the Electronic Age A report by Hilary Ballon and Mariët Westermann. Beyond Productivity: Information, Technology, Innovation, and Creativity A report from the National Research Council (2003) on intersection of information technology, art, and design. Ths sixth section, “Schools, College, and Universities” includes a discussion of particular interest Read more
The French Revolution Digital Archive, a partnership between Stanford University and the Bibliothèque nationale de France, was announced last week with some 14,000 high-resolution images.
Defining documentary has never been easy, all the more because of different cultural traditions. The English-speaking world often looks back to the British documentarian John Grierson’s definition of the form as ‘the creative treatment of actuality’ — a useful phrase that he first used to describe Robert Flaherty’s Moana, but one that inadvertently wedded the documentary project to the linear narrative. Other cultures have used other descriptors, embracing radically different types of filmmaking in their understanding of the documentary. Today’s interactive documentaries compel us to revisit our assumptions. We take an expansive view of documentary, and are above all interested Read more
Glyphs’ smart and simple approach helps you draw new typefaces, modify existing fonts, and sculpt your letterforms hassle-free. http://www.glyphsapp.com/
Little Visuals Unsplash Death to the Stock Photo New Old Stock Superfamous (requires attribution) Picjumbo The Pattern Library
Go Read is an open-source web-based RSS reader. It is designed to be as useful as Google Reader.
MacSmith 489 Hackney Road, London E2 9ED www.macsmith.co Article about MacSmith in Wired
http://nimk.nl/eng/syncstarter Introduction In the video art field there are many artworks requiring the real-time synced playback of audio/video. We develop free and open source digital video syncstarter software to distribute and exhibit multi-channel video artworks requiring synced playback of multiple videos on multiple screens. The tradition of syncstarter development was initiated by René Coelho in Amsterdam (Montevideo, 1980); Since 2005 digital syncstarter solutions are developed in the Artlab to continue the artisanal tradition of syncing videos using computers. We emphasize the freedom to share and re-use the digital code we produce: all our software is licensed as free and open source (GNU General Read more
Matrox DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go external multi-display adapters let you add two or three monitors to your laptop or desktop computer. They connect to the video output of your system and use its existing GPU to provide high quality, uncompressed graphics and video across all monitors. These little black or silver boxes are perfect for bringing multi-monitor functionality to computers with only one monitor, such as systems with integrated graphics or no available expansion slots—or closed systems that have already been validated. Connect two or three monitors to your system to see more, do more Support VGA, DVI or DisplayPort™ monitors Read more
http://www.zachpoff.com/software/video-trigger/ Attach a camera and trigger sounds (and more) whenever occupancy is detected in six user-defined areas of the video image. You have complete control over the playback logic and signal routing. Surround is supported. (If you want to trigger a video instead of sounds, see my other app,Video Triggers Video.) I designed Video Trigger for artists who want to experiment with interactivity without building custom hardware or software. It aims to answer the question that I hear from many of my students: “How do I make a sound play when somebody walks by?” The answer often involves micro-controllers (likeArduino), or software (like Processing, pd, vvvv,Lily, Isadora, Read more
SingleFramer is a frame-capture application for animators. It captures individual frames from an attached video camera, either manually or automatically (time-lapse). You can turn on “onion-skinning” to see an overlay of your previous frame as you compose your shot. You can also “onion-skin” an existing movie so you can match your setup from one day to the next. (Useful for school situations where you might need to break down borrowed equipment between shoots.) Basic functions can be controlled via Applescript. (see the included scripts) SingleFramer supports NTSC and PAL cameras. (Sorry, no HD cameras and no digital still cameras.)If you’re looking Read more
http://www.zachpoff.com/software/chroma-key-live/ Free Real-time HD Green-Screen Software Chroma Key Live “keys out” selected areas of live video, allowing a background to show through. It features Syphon I/O, HD resolutions and full GPU acceleration. A few years ago, some of my students were doing a green-screen shoot and needed to visualize the chromakey while shooting, so their actors could see the composite while they performed. We didn’t need the advanced features of professional software like Veescope, Wirecast, BoinxTV, VirtualEyez, or Visual Communicator so I made my own solution. Chroma Key Live performs a basic realtime chromakey on your computer screen, in SD or HD resolutions, with adjustable tolerance Read more
http://www.zachpoff.com/software/network-audio-transmitter/ Transmit/receive uncompressed stereo audio over a local network. Turn two computers into a really expensive XLR cable… for free! A student recently asked how to make a high-quality audio link from the basement of a building to an upper floor. It’s too long to run a cable, and a suitable radio link would be complicated. The building does have an ethernet network, so I created these applications. (Just a set of user-interfaces around therecommended MAX/MSP methods for uncompressed network audio streaming.) It’s a complex solution to a simple problem, but computers/networks seem to be more plentiful than hundreds of Read more
http://www.zachpoff.com/software/multi-point-keystone-video-player/ A simple (free) “projection mapping” tool for distorting video during playback. Stretch your image to fit into corners, ceilings, or other complex shapes. The simple “keystone” adjustment on video projectors can fix vertical alignment problems, but sometimes I project video in odd places that require horizontal keystoning, diagonal keystoning, or even multi-point distortion (especially for corner projection). Multi-Point Keystone Video Player is a tool I made for these special situations. It combines a movie player and an “extreme keystoning” engine. QuickTime movies play in a continuous loop and you “pin” each corner to an arbitrary location via the mouse. Read more
http://www.zachpoff.com/software/multiscreener/ MultiScreener is a set of free applications that synchronize the playback of Quicktime movies on multiple computers, using a local network to tie them all together. (It can also sync multiple movies on the same computer using multiple monitors.) It is intended for multi-channel video art, video walls, trade shows, and digital signage. I wanted an artist-friendly alternative to the expensive combo of industrial DVD players (Pioneer DVD-V7400, DVD-V5000) and Dave Jones Design sync boxes. Those systems are fantastic, but MultiScreener provides synchronized multi-channel video playback using commodity computer hardware. How It Works There is a Server and a Client. The server plays a Read more
http://www.zachpoff.com/software/brightsign-video-sync-scripts/ Background My MultiScreener software plays Quicktime movies on Mac computers, using ethernet to keep any number of computers playing in sync. It works great (and has been used around the world by artists, galleries and museums) but computers are expensive, complicated, and inherently unreliable. Inexpensive media players (like the WD TV series) are often used for looping presentations because they play most HD formats and have no fans or discs to wear out. But they can’t do multi-screen synchronization (except via HDSync replacement firmware). BrightSign makes industrial media players that support network features and complex interactivity. For multichannel video presentations, the $350 HD220 player is perfect. Read more
We have two licenses for Max MSP V6.1: Edit Suite 4 Sound Studio
This collection contains selected historically important software packages from the Internet Archive’s software archives. Through the use of in-browser emulators, it is possible to try out these items and experiment with using them, without the additional burdens of installing emulator software or tracking down the programs. Many of these software products were the first of their kind, or utilized features and approaches that have been copied or recreated on many programs since. (historic software, vintage software, antique software) https://archive.org/details/historicalsoftware
service for turning gifs into lenticular prints http://gifpop.io/products/gifchop
SYNCHRONATOR ColorControl http://synchronator.com/colorcontrol.html The SYNCHRONATOR ColorControl is a device for mixing two channels of audio into an RGB Triphonic signal. Its output is to be connected to a SYNCHRONATOR < audio to video > device in order to create a composite video signal. The ColorControl has two controllers for hue and two sliders for setting the saturation for each input channel. Depending on the hue and saturation settings, the signal is proportionally divided over the RGB Triphonic outputs. Unlike regular audio equipment, which works fine for sound within the hearable range, the ColorControl can handle frequencies up to 4 MHz Read more
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Open source applications make it easy to create, listen to and view digital audio and video content. Animation 1. Blender Replaces: AutoDesk Maya Suitable for professional use, Blender is a 3D animation suite that offers modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, video editing and game creation capabilities. It also features a customizable interface, and it can import and export from a wide variety of file formats. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X. 2. Art of Illusion Replaces: AutoDesk Maya Art of Illusion isn’t quite as polished as Blender, but its developers claim the latest version (released September 2013) “is both stable Read more
over 350 million datasheets, free access http://www.datasheetarchive.com/
Caltech and The Feynman Lectures Website are pleased to present this online edition of The Feynman Lectures on Physics. Now, anyone with internet access and a web browser can enjoy reading a high-quality up-to-date copy of Feynman’s legendary lectures. This edition has been designed for ease of reading on devices of any size or shape; text, figures and equations can all be zoomed without degradation.1 http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/
From http://thenextweb.com/lifehacks/2013/09/12/10-things-you-should-never-say-during-presentations-2/ At our TNW Conferences we see a lot of presentations and I have given a fair share of presentations myself. I often see people making the same mistakes and cringe when I hear the same excuses or basic errors when people get on stage. The easiest way to lose an audience is to make a mistake in the first minute, and that is exactly where most mistakes are made. Here is my list of 10 things you shouldn’t say during presentations: 1: I’m very jet-lagged/tired/hungover Not sure where this comes from but one in five presentations at any Read more
Autodesk today expanded its suite of free 3D tools by partnering with Circuits.io to launch an electronics design tool: 123D Circuits. The program allows users to create virtual breadboard-based designs to build and experiment with circuits. A virtual Arduino board can be added to the design, and the code can be edited in a browser window and simulated. The code can also be edited collaboratively (“a Google Doc for electronics” Autodesk claims). The program also provides hooks that allow users to have the virtual boards professionally manufactured. http://www.123dapp.com/sandbox
dye sublimation textile / fabric printing, even carpet printing, a few suppliers, see MJC for samples and cost examples. http://www.macroart.co.uk/ http://www.ruttersuk.com/
Chief have a vast selection of display and projector mounts for every type of installation. Easy to use finder tool. http://www.chiefmfg.com/
Envelopes – supplier for any size, colour, type you can imagine http://www.pitshanger-ltd.co.uk/
Anyone who has ever had to design for mobile will love screensiz.es, a site that helps you quickly find the screen specifications of the most popular devices and monitors currently on the market.
We stock: • Emulsion paint for walls and ceilings (vinyl matt and silk) • Kitchen and bathroom paint • Paint for interior and exterior wood and metal (gloss, satinwood and eggshell) • Undercoats and primers • Masonry paint for exterior brickwork • Varnishes and woodstains • Floor and tile paint Reclaimed paint is available in a wide range of colours and sizes – from 750ml to 10 litres. A range of ‘as new’ paint donated from commercial sources is also available. Reclaimed paint is available from the following locations for a suggested donation of £1 per litre: FRP Read more
Good company for making finished plinth lids etc http://edplastics.co.uk/
One of the most common misunderstandings artists have about websites is the idea that an online virtual gallery or portfolio can function as a comprehensive marketing strategy. I often read articles encouraging artists to simply develop an online portfolio to drive audiences (and potential buyers) toward their works. Unfortunately, the internet is so saturated with images, audio, texts and videos that creative manifestations without context can easily become engulfed in the abyss of the World Wide Web. Creating your successful artist website is not about simply displaying art. It’s about engaging your site visitors through a compelling story about you Read more
In this extensive article photographer Robert Thomas explains how blend modes work in Photoshop. He shows how to manipulate blend layers through keyboard shortcuts, as well explains the actual mathematical operations that drives each mode.
Our background is in fine art but our roots are in woodworking To say we are a family firm is perhaps stretching a point: our small company feels like a family and our family’s roots are embedding deeply in manufacturing tradition. Tim, aged 16, was apprenticed to his grandfather in the family’s Yorkshire carpentry business and Roddy’s grandfather was a cabinet maker and furniture designer. We both left the north of England to study fine art in London: Tim at Chelsea and Roddy at Central Saint Martins and the Slade school. After graduating we became involved in the London art Read more
Make sure your speaker/amp combo won’t blow up. Also check different setups. Speaker impedance calculator