Category Archive: Art & Technology

Oct 16

Taking Cues from the Jailbreak Community

As Apple releases new updates to iOS, there seems to be fewer reasons to jailbreak because they are constantly implementing the features that only jail broken phones have at the time. Back in the days of the iPhone 3GS there were plenty of reasons to jailbreak your phone. At the time the stock Apple iOS …

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Aug 16

How Technology has Influenced Art

Technology is certainly transforming art in many ways. Thanks to the Internet almost any artist can share their creations with millions of people. As with many independent musical artists, many visual artists have cut out galleries as a middleman and they sell directly to their patrons who can view the gallery on-line. For artists who …

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Aug 16

The Custom Screen Door

There is resurgence in remodeling with a mind toward keeping the quaint, charm of the old architecture intact. The beautiful homes of the 1920s – 1950s deserve to keep their noble exteriors. The wood siding can be replaced and the front pillars can be fortified. Inside the old oak floors can be sanded and polished. …

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Aug 16

The Wonderful City Museum

The City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri, describes itself as an “eclectic mixture of children’s playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel.” It is a wonderful place to take children, but adults will also be astounded. It is open to midnight every night and even has a few cocktail bars inside! After having visited this …

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Aug 15

When Art and Cars Collide

It is a tradition among my friends to have fun painting and revamping old cars. My friend Emmy has a car whose paint job looks like undulating ocean waves. My friend Benito once had a car that was completely covered in AstroTurf with miniature figurines glued to the hood. These friends are not professional artists …

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Aug 15

The History of Technology in Visual Art

Our opposable thumbs make us inveterate tool users. Tool technologies have been the foundation of new artistic techniques throughout history. In fact, the history of art is the history of inventions in tool technology. We take it for granted now, but the paintbrush was once a brand new invention.   Anthropologists agree that artistic creations …

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Aug 14

Not your Grandmother’s Quilt

Contemporary quilting has come a long way since the days when grandmothers gathered around a table and spent hours making patchwork quilts. Quilts today are often designed with amazing creativity. In the art world there is definitely a modern take on this age-old practice of home décor. A quilt is an artistic piece where form …

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Aug 14

A New Tool in Contemporary Woodworking

Wood has long been a medium for three-dimensional artists. Woodcarving and sculpture has a long and venerable tradition, probably dating to prehistoric times.  Until the invention of the wood router in the early twentieth century, the tools of the trade were blades, chisels  and mallets. The wood router was invented in the early twentieth century. …

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Aug 03

Elements and Principles of Design

Design and art are distinct disciplines that have natural similarities between them. There are also differences. In this article I will discuss the similar basic concepts use by both graphic designers and artists alike. The principles and elements of design are used in art, interior design, architecture, automobile design and industrial design. An essential element …

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Aug 01

Importance of Art in School

When money is tough, art is one of the things that is cut out of a school budget. But we have to put in mind that art is an important subject, not only on its own but in the rest of education as well. It plays an important role in almost all aspects of education, …

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