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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Guide To Austin Public Art

  ART IN PUBLIC PLACES Established by the City in 1985, the Art in Public Places (AIPP) program collaborates with local & nationally-known artists to include the history and values of our community into cultural landmarks that have become cornerstones of Austin’s identity. The City of Austin was the first municipality in Texas to make a commitment to include works of art in construction projects. By ordinance, 2% of eligible capital improvement project budgets are allocated to commission or purchase art for that site. Austin’s Public Art Collection is found…

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the Art of #Occupy

When Occupy Wall Street (OWS) sprang up in September 2011 with the occupation of New York City’s Zuccotti Park, its birth was announced with a particularly arresting and now iconic image – that of a ballerina on top of the Wall Street bull, which appeared in Adbusters, the Vancouver-based anti-consumerist magazine. The bull is just one of the many new symbols that has emerged out of Occupy graphic art, and it is joined by more traditional images (e.g. the raised fists in Fightback), plus appropriations and re-interpretations (e.g. the Guy Fawkes mask, and…

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Trans-Pecos Festival 2015 September 24-27, 2015

El Cosmico | Marfa, TX elcosmico.com Trans-Pecos Festival 2015 Fellow cosmonauts, prepare for the 10th Annual Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Loveat El Cosmico. September 24-27, 2015 A group of intrepid wanderers convene at El Cosmico for a weekend of live music, sandlot baseball, workshops, art installations and more in the majesty of Marfa, Texas. We invite you to join us.  Festivalgoers can expect the same alchemystical blend of music, art, baseball, friends and more under the big sky. To get excited, check out some great images of last year’s…

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The Blue Star Art Complex in San Antonio

The Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum  the acting contemporary art museum of San Antonio, Texas, USA. Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum 116 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 227-6960 | Contact Us | Hours Blue Star Contemporary gratefully acknowledges major support from the City of San Antonio Department for Culture & Creative Development; The Kronkosky Charitable Foundation; The Lifshutz Family; Ann Griffith Ash; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Charles C. Butt; Capital Group; Penelope Speier and Sonny Collins; H-E-B; Ricos Products Co., Inc.; Valero Energy Corporation; and Weston Urban. Additional…

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[upcoming] TATOO CONVENTIONS

Upcoming Tattoo Conventions March 2016 View this email in your browser     ☆  March ☆    Mondial du Tatouage 4 – 6 March | ParisMarch starts with one of the most interesting events of the year. After a long awaited return in 2013, the Mondial du Tatouage has become the world record breaking convention in attendance with 28.000 visitors in 2014, and 32.000 in 2015. This year, the convention will take place at The Grande Halle de la Villette March 4, 5, and 6 2016. Once again it has a prestigious line up of artists,…

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Ar†stråda Magazine – ART

Artstrada Magazine

Austin’s Local Artists have called the ATX and the Texas Hill Country Home and have also scattered to far away places such as New York, Seattle, Los Angeles, Paris, London to influence the entire planet Earth!  Artists of Texas 10 Texas Artists Who Explore the Beauty of the Lone Star State Texas Artist Index-Online Gallery-More-Buy/Sell Texas Art Current State Artists | Texas Commission on the Arts ART|MOTO|BITES|NITES|UNIQUE Lora Reynolds Gallery 360 Nueces Street, Suite 50; Open Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Big Medium 5305 Bolm Road #12; Open Monday,…

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