May 4th, 2015
When social media is involved, politics can become a very dangerous game. When every speech, appearance, and remark can be recorded for posterity journalists tend to take advantage of that fact. As a result, politicians are becoming more guarded, and some are even using social media themselves to cut journalists off at the pass.
According to Washington Post reporter Chris Cilizza:
[S]eeing a politician doing or saying something stupid was infinitely more powerful than reading about the stupid thing they said or did. We are a visual culture; we like to SEE things to truly understand them (or to be truly offended or impressed by them.) YouTube made that possible for every...
May 4th, 2015
As Burundi continues to be rocked by violent political protests, now concluding their fifth day, the countrys government cut off mobile access to popular social media platforms in what is presumably an effort to suppress the unrest.
A source confirmed to the AFP Wednesday that the East African countrys telecommunications regulator, ARCT, ordered operators to block mobile access to social networks and messaging services including WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook and Tango. Not all internet access is blocked, but Burundians primarily use the internet on mobile. Burundi authoritiesare likely to have blocked access to prevent social media apps being used to organize protest gatherings.
May 4th, 2015
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tales of Tamriel is an artbook about a video game’s story, not the video game itself.
Yes, it’s technically an accompaniment to the Online game, and yes, it carries its name, but by being full of fictional text and general Elder Scrolls-y artwork, I guess it can appeal to people who love Elder Scrolls but don’t care for this game in particular?
Whatever, here’s some sweet pencil art from the book (which you can get here) by artists Conceptopolis, Stuart Jennett, and Aaron McConnell.
Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and personal portfolios. If you’re...
May 3rd, 2015
Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art, announces the exhibition Balance featuring new paintings and porcelain installations by Texas contemporary artists, Roi James and Lucrecia Waggoner, with an opening reception on Saturday, May 16th, from 5-8pm.
As a pairing, both artists complimentary bodies of work present unique techniques and mediums, as seen in Jamess bold, yet meditative oil paintings and Waggoners dynamic and organic wall installations in porcelain and precious metals.
The Balance collection will be on display through June 20, 2015.
About the Artists
Having emerged from a classical background, Austin artist, Roi James began his career...