7 artists who don’t deserve their 2019 Grammy nominations — sorry

Rich Fury/Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Music is easily one of the most subjective topics to debate — which places the Grammy Awards’ Academy members in a constant crossfire. Major award shows are bound to make mistakes. It’s unavoidable. Our challenge, then, is to sort through the uproar and find nominations that future generations will look back […]

New software will let artists control how light interacts with objects

Enlarge / Clouds contain billions of individual water droplets that are difficult to plot in computer graphics for movie scenes. (credit: Dartmouth Visual Computing Lab) Animators will now be able to precisely control how microscopic particles interact with light in their renderings of objects, thanks to a research collaboration between computer scientists at Dartmouth University and […]

Meet the Cape Town graffiti artists helping transform their township

Tayla Gentle August 13, 2018 Share this article In a Cape Town district almost untouched by tourism, graffiti culture is helping a new generation find their voice, and travelers are beginning to take note. Tayla Gentle visits the locals taking their township’s image into their own hands. The township of Langa has always had something […]

‘Cosmic Snake’ Offers High Scores For Talented Cave-In Artists

Cosmic Snake doesn’t have much to do with the classic game save for giving you a snake to control, although this one is more interested in digging holes and dropping ceilings on things than eating small bits and getting bigger. In Cosmic Snake, you want to dig holes in all of that heavy, heavy dirt […]

Two Pop Culture-Loving Artists Pay Tribute to the ‘Objects of Their Affection’

Los Angeles-based Dave Quiggle and Seattle’s Barry Blankenship have both contributed to several events at the pop culture-obsessed Gallery1988, so when our friends at the gallery asked them to do a collaborative show, the print artists proved a good match. As their shared theme, they asked themselves a question many an artist has pondered: what […]