NASA’s Langley Research Center Centennial Art Contest

NASA’s Langley Research Center Centennial Art Contest On July 17, 2017, NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, will turn 100. We’re doing a lot to celebrate that major milestone, and one of the things we’re most looking forward to is this, our Centennial Art Contest. After all, NASA Langley is a hotbed of inspiration. Just imagine: Back when manned flight was still in its infancy, our researchers helped propel the United States to the forefront of global aviation. The first men to walk on the moon trained here. And…

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The Obsessively Detailed Map of American Literature’s Most Epic Road Trips

The Obsessively Detailed Map of American Literature’s Most Epic Road Trips (Atlas Obscura) The above map is the result of a painstaking and admittedly quixotic effort to catalog the country as it has been described in the American road-tripping literature. It includes every place-name reference in 12 books about cross-country travel, from Mark Twain’s Roughing It(1872) to Cheryl Strayed’s Wild (2012), and maps the authors’ routes on top of one another. You can track an individual writer’s descriptions of the landscape as they traveled across it, or you can zoom in…

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A 100-Year-Old Church in Spain Transformed into a Skate Park Covered in Murals by Okuda San Miguel

A 100-Year-Old Church in Spain Transformed into a Skate Park Covered in Murals by Okuda San Miguel Okuda San Miguel was commissioned to cover the walls and vaulted ceilings with his unique brand of colorful geometric figures. Nearly every flat interior surface is covered with a rainbow of color, illuminated from every side by tall windows, making this a truly special place to skate.  http://okudart.es/showcase     Ar†stråda Magazine – ART  Ar†stråda Magazine – MOTO  Ar†stråda Magazine – BITES  Ar†stråda Magazine – NITES  Ar†stråda Magazine – UNIQUE 

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Vanessa Ruiz: The spellbinding art of human anatomy

Vanessa Ruiz: The spellbinding art of human anatomy Vanessa Ruiz takes us on an illustrated journey of human anatomical art over the centuries, sharing captivating images that bring this visual science — and the contemporary artists inspired by it — to life. “Anatomical art has the power to reach far beyond the pages of a medical textbook,” she says, “connecting our innermost selves with our bodies through art.” Ar†stråda Magazine – ART  Ar†stråda Magazine – MOTO  Ar†stråda Magazine – BITES  Ar†stråda Magazine – NITES  Ar†stråda Magazine – UNIQUE 

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The Fantastic Alien Worlds of Concept Artist Christian Lorenz Scheurer

The Fantastic Alien Worlds of Concept Artist Christian Lorenz Scheurer Ever wondered who dreams up the otherworldly architecture and cities you see in movies like Thor 2 and Man of Steel? http://www.christianlorenzscheurer.com/

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HISTORY OF BANKSY

Banksy Banksy is an England-based graffiti artist, political activist and film director of unverified identity. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. banksy.co.uk/ Born: 1974, Bristol, United Kingdom Education: Bristol Cathedral Choir School Movies: Exit Through the Gift Shop, The Antics Roadshow Periods: Graffiti, Street art Awards: Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature, More   The Story Behind Banksy (Smithsonian) On his way to becoming an international icon, the subversive and secretive street artist turned the art world…

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LONDON & ART + BBC Documentary

Art Map London TimeOut London Art London, England’s capital, set on the River Thames, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its centre stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city.   Hotels: 3-star averaging $114, 5-star averaging $327. View hotels Getting there: 9 h 20 min flight, around $1,645. View flights…

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LONG CENTER PRESENTS THE ADDAMS FAMILY

The Broadway musical sensation brings the familiar and bizarre antics of your favorite family of darkness to life. Note: Summer Stock’s coterie of high school students from around the country is also presenting Carnival this year. LONG CENTER PRESENTS THE ADDAMS FAMILY JUL 22 – AUG 13 They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re altogether ooky!” The Broadway Muscial sensation THE ADDAMS FAMILY brings the familiar and bizarre antics of your favorite family of darkness to life. Join the magnificently morbid world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma,…

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Two Minute Papers – Artistic Style Transfer For Videos

  Artificial neural networks were inspired by the human brain and simulate how neurons behave when they are shown a sensory input (e.g., images, sounds, etc). They are known to be excellent tools for image recognition, any many other problems beyond that – they also excel at weather predictions, breast cancer cell mitosis detection, brain image segmentation and toxicity prediction among many others. Deep learning means that we use an artificial neural network with multiple layers, making it even more powerful for more difficult tasks. This time they have been…

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BMW Motorrad Deutschland Concepts

BMW Motorrad Deutschland Concepts Low-slung and as technically advanced as a Tron light cycle, the BMW Titan motorcycle concept is Turkish designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem‘s futuristic BMW-powered land speed record bike, suitable for runs on the Bonneville salt flats of Utah. At the rear, Erdem has innovated with the enclosure of the driveshaft inside the left side of the rear suspension swingarm, while the spring and shock absorber are buried inside the right side, keeping all of them out of the airstream for reduced drag Reminding of us a previous Concept: BMW…

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Austin to be home to $100,000 international art prize

Austin now has a major international art prize that elevates the city to a new status in the global art world. The Contemporary Austin announced Thursday that it will be host to the Suzanne Deal Booth Art Prize, a $100,000 unrestricted biennial award given to an artist of any age, any nationality and working in any medium. In addition, the Booth Prize will finance a solo exhibit for the winning artist that will be accompanied by a major publication.  The prize includes support for a solo exhibit at the Contemporary…

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LONG CENTER for the Performing Arts

Get Your Season Tickets Today! ©2016 Long Center for the Performing Arts, All Rights Reserved 701 West Riverside Drive, Austin, TX, 78704 / 512.474.5664 You are receiving this email because you are a valued patron of the Long Center. Modify Your Account or Unsubscribe / Privacy Policy / Contact Us THANK YOU TO OUR SEASON SPONSORS These projects are funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment…

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Ar†stråda Magazine

† “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” – Pablo Picasso __________ † “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” -Vincent Van Gogh “An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.” –Charles Bukowski Art as a Weapon In the spring of 1942, an anonymous editorial in Literature and Art entitled “Artist-Agitator” proposed that artists might contribute materially to national…

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West Austin Studio Tour among best of Austin arts, week of May 8-14

West Austin Studio Tour among best of Austin arts, week of May 8-14   Art “West Austin Studio Tour.” Its popular eastside companion tour may have introduced crowds to a now-burgeoning East Austin scene, but the West Austin Studio Tour, with its more far-flung boundaries, offers a more chill and relaxed experience. And with the free, self-guided tour running two weekends, you have the chance to find your way to dozens of individual artist studios, pop-up exhibits and events and even established galleries and art spaces you may not have…

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Art City Austin 2016

Art City Austin 2016 is moving to the Palmer Event Center (900 Barton Springs Rd) in 2016. This city’s original fine arts festival returns to the place of its origin – the site of the old City Colosseum where the festival launched in 1950 as Art Mart. We’ll have art both inside and out. This new festival site will offer you more parking, more shade, indoor restrooms, more art, more festival, and much more to come.  We’re excited about this change and the many ways that it improves the festival. We’ll roll out more…

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Bodypaint Wizard Transformers Herself Into Superman

Bodypaint Wizard Transformers Herself Into Superman   video Kay Pike created this 1000x timelapse from her Twitch stream in which she used her astounding artistic skills to transform herself into the Man of Steel. The suit and the hair are spot-on, but given that Kay is a whole lot thinner than the unrealistically bulky Kryptonian, the finished product has a bit of a David Byrne vibe thrown in too.

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2001: A Gif Odyssey

If there was a grand prize for “Most Work Done to Prove a Point” (and “Fanciest Name Ever”) Jean-Baptiste Henri Franck Cyrille Marie Le Divelec would be a contender. For 2001: A Gif Odyssey, the ad agency creator painstakingly chopped Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey into 569 tiny GIFs to find the breaking point of the so-called fair use doctrine. Fair use, as a reminder, is a legal principal that allows people to use copyrighted material for commentary, criticism, news reporting, scholarship or research. At the same time, it…

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Big Medium + Big Art in Austin Texas

  The future of public art along Austin’s Waller Creek received major support thanks to a $1.1 million donation from the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation “Lately, I’ve been thinking about what life is like without art. I think art is one of the best things people do. When they’re at their best, they’re being creative. Creative thinking goes away, it’s followed by not thinking, not trying to solve problems. I think society is at its best when it’s being very creative.” – Joseph Kincannon, Sculptor Let’s keep our community…

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