The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA has teamed up with Google Earth to provide interactive maps of works in the current exhibition Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974 by “pinpointing their original locations to demonstrate the global nature of Land art and its relationship to real places and times.” Users can see both aerial photographs and street views of the sites as well as background information and contemporary images of each work as installed.
Archive for May, 2012
Tags: exhibitions, google, image viewing, maps, museums, tools
While there are lovely bags, curtains and lampshades to be made from old slides, here’s a fantastic wearable project instead. The maker, Emily Steel, created the Little Slide Dress (complete with interior lighting) for the Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Design for the Wearable Technology course.
via FashionablyGEEK (with a hat tip to Leslie A. Rahuba)
Tags: California, contemporary, exhibitions, galleries, museums, universities
The Hammer Museum will have new hours of operation starting Saturday, June 2. The museum will be open 11:00 am – 8:00 pm Tuesdays through Fridays and 11:00 am – 5:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays (the museum is closed on Mondays). Both admission and parking fees will remain the same.
These new hours begin at the same time as the exhibition Made in L.A. 2012, the museum’s first large-scale biennial survey that features work by 60 artists from the L.A. region and exhibited in three venues (Hammer Museum, LA><ART, and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park).
Tags: architecture, archives, image viewing
The Society of Architectural Historians announced the beta version of its Archipedia site is now available. This digital encyclopedia of American architecture offers only a sample of information, but when it officially launches later in the year, it will be published as two sites: the Archipedia of Classic Buildings (100 of each state’s most representative buildings with teacher guides) and Archipedia, with over 11,000 illustrated building entries from the Society’s award-winning print book series, Buildings of the United States. Once they launch, both sites will be available to individuals with a membership to the SAH.
Tags: ARTstor, contemporary, exhibitions, museums
ARTstor announced an addition of more than 750 images from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s permanent collections in New York, Bilbao, Venice, and Berlin. This is the first installment of a projected 7,000 total images from the Guggenheim Foundation, which will include not only works of art but also 5,000 installation views from the 1990s to the present from the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Tags: archives, image viewing, photography
The New York Department of Records has digitized over 872,000 unique photographs, maps, motion picture and audio recordings and has made them available in one digital archive. You can browse by collection and category or perform simple and advanced searches. Visitors are encouraged to return frequently as new content will be added on a regular basis.
Tags: copyright, libraries, universities
Large academic publishers Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Sage Publications sued Georgia State University in 2008 over what they saw as a blatant over-use of “e-reserves” that deprived them of licensing revenue. The final ruling of that case was published Friday, May 11, 2012 and was decided (mostly) in GSU’s favor.
The judge broke down the argument into four “factors”:
1. “The purpose and character of the use”: academic and nonprofit
2. “The nature of the copyrighted work”: “informational” not “creative”
3. “The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the…whole”: the stickiest point, and defined by percentage
4. “The effect of the use upon the potential market”: minimal; copyright in this case was to encourage new academic works
The Red Dot crew recently went to the Visual Resources Association conference, and came back with lots of great ideas and information. One of the sessions included lightning-fast presentations of websites, apps and free software that help with work efficiency and productivity. Some of these were:
- Print What You Like: Economizes printing so you don’t print ads etc. from websites, thus saving on paper and toner (Print Friendly does the same thing)
- Readability: Lets you store any website on your laptop or mobile device for easy reading later (Pocket and Instapaper are similar tools)
- Broadtexter: Send a text to a group (students, colleagues, etc.) with ease
- Greenshot: Allows you to easily take screenshots, annotate/highlight them as needed, and send to printer or email. (Another web-based screen recorder is Screenr)
- EverNote: Capture and organize ideas, pictures, information, and more
- And finally, Remember the Milk: Organize your tasks and lists into one place, and access them from anywhere.
Tags: exhibitions, fun, image viewing, museums
Who says you can’t take it with you: The Royal Collection revealed a new iPad app that offers zoomable high-resolution images of, and other nifty toys with, all 268 anatomical studies by Leonardo da Vinci in their collection. The app has been launched in conjunction with its current exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist (4 May-7 October, 2012) at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London. Alongside the images are interactive tools like 3D anatomical models, a “magic spyglass” that reverses the artist’s mirror handwriting, and a translation of his notes with just a tap of the finger.