Disruptive Innovation and the Arts

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 12, 2012
Marcel Duchamp was an O.G. disruptive innovator of art as we know it. At the tail end of March this year, the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley hosted the Economist's Ideas Economy: Innovation conference, generally focused on innovation, but with the more specific theme of disruptive innovation woven through the day's activities. That theme may have a resounding impact in the arts as we go further down the path of the millennia. Disruptive innovation is primarily associated with Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen. . .

Xchange by Nick Gentry

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 11, 2012
We have featured Nick Gentry on the site before, interviewed him as well, and today we just saw a video the UK artist just posted, XChange. Gentry, who takes used floppy disks and creates portraits from them, has compiled a video montage of some of the details that go into his portrait work.

"How Many Digital Photos Do Americans Take a Year?" A lot.

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 27, 2012
A recent article on Hyperallergic investigated the astounding growth of photos taken with camera phones. Although this is not any news to anyone who frequents the internet, especially forums like Facebook, Instagram, and Flickr, seeing the facts and trends is certainly interesting. According to National Geographic, last year 37% of the images taken in the U.S. were captured with camera phones, and this number is expected to rise to 50% by 2015.

Internet Rising at the Creators Project, San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Internet Rising premiered its first public screening at the Creators Project, San Francisco on Saint Patrick's Day.  Introduced by Creators Project Global Director, Julia Kaganskiy -- called one of the "most influential women in technology" by FastCompany -- the documentary is an engaging amalgam of fact, philosophy, and stimulation from the information age.

The LED Snow Surfer

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 17, 2012
We are going to call this one of the most original ideas we have seen in 2012. This is a beautiful and dramatic video piece by Jacob Sutton, where he takes pro snowboarder William Hughes and films him at night in a uniform adorned with LED lights on a French slope. What looks flawless didn't come easy: Sutton spent three nights on the slopes, using his Red Epic camera at temperatures of -25C.

Gadgets, Games, Robots and the Digital World by Charis Tsevis

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 23, 2011
Illustrator Charis Tsevis created a group of 6 portraits for the book Gadgets, Games, Robots and the Digital World, where the artist created 6 mosaic portraits of 6 IT giants: Grace Hopper, Cynthia Breazeal, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Sir Clive Sinclair and Tomohiro Nishikado. Each portrait is illustrated with the respective icons their inventions are known for.

Adding to the Internet by Justin Kemp

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 15, 2011
"Google it" has become a universal solution to many problems, because the popular internet search engine holds the power to unveil all sorts of mysteries. However, there still exists some phenomenon that have escaped Google's reaches. Justin Kemp is an artist living and working out of Northampton, Massachusetts, and he has imagined some of these elusive subjects.

If Social Networking Platforms Existed in 1997

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 09, 2011
Olia Lialina & Dragan Espenschied have created this great project Once Upon, where they have taken three major social networking websites (YouTube, Facebook, and Google+) and reprogrammed them to look as if they existed in 1997. There recreations were optimized for Netscape Navigator 4.03 and Windows 95, making us feel very, very high school when we saw the results.

Interactive Robotic Painting Machine by Benjamin Grosser

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Benjamin Grosser's "Interactive Robotic Painting Machine" is fascinating, and maybe a little bit frightening. Seeing a machine crank out a painting like that with all the mechanical gears humming with rhythmic cacophony is maybe a bit unsettling, considering that painting is often considered such an emotional, free thinking activity.

Launch Twitter. Check Twitter. Close Twitter. by Evan Roth

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Doesn't look like much now does it. But in fact, this is former Juxtapoz Magazine featured artist Evan Roth's newest project called Multi-Touch Finger Paintings, paintings created by performing routine tasks on multi-touch hand held computing devices.


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