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Omote “living makeup” uses mind-blowing projection mapping

Omote “living makeup” uses mind-blowing projection mapping

Projecting computer graphics onto buildings or rooms to make them digitally come alive isn't new, but how about if your canvas is a living, moving, human face? Omote does just that, a combination of real-time face tracking and projection mapping that takes a model's face and turns it into something far more mesmerizing, even as it moves around.

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Just what is ModBook doing for Mac artists now?

Just what is ModBook doing for Mac artists now?

MacBook finagler ModBook is back, teasing what looks to be a new tablet based on Apple's notebook but reworked to suit artists and pen lovers. The unnamed project has been teased in portions over the past week or so, with ModBook promising a full reveal this week. One thing's for sure: there's a stylus involved.

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Artist teams with JP Aerospace to photograph plants in space

Artist teams with JP Aerospace to photograph plants in space

The art of taking pictures of objects is space got recent attention via astronaut Reid Wiseman, who took a picture of dice floating in space and more, sharing the images over his Twitter. A Japanese artist has done something similar, teaming up with JP Aerospace to take pictures of plants in the stratosphere.

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Framed 2.0 puts motion-controlled digital art on your wall

Framed 2.0 puts motion-controlled digital art on your wall

Judging by the "home of the future" documentaries, nobody goes to museums on their hoverboards in the 21st century, but instead has dynamically changing artwork beamed to virtual picture frames in their homes. We may not have the hoverboards yet, but Framed 2.0 is aiming to deliver the art at least, with a new crowdfunding project to put a smartphone and gesture-controlled display showing everything from the classics through to tumblr GIFs, Flash animation, and more.

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EO1 framed computer brings digital art to your wall

EO1 framed computer brings digital art to your wall

Electronic picture frames are nothing new, but Electric Objects' new EO1 digital art device is a bit different. This framed HD display and computer offers a WiFi connection, delivering art from across the Internet to your living room or anywhere else you want to mount the device.

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Creative Cloud 2014 revealed with Photography Plan

Creative Cloud 2014 revealed with Photography Plan

Adobe has a new version of Creative Cloud for 2014, along with a Photography Plan that pairs together two shutterbug favorites, Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5. The new app suite sees fourteen titles updated for this year, including changes to Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Dreamweaver CC, and Premiere Pro CC, in addition to a batch of new mobile apps.

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Adobe Ink & Slide Review: The iPad stylus grows up

Adobe Ink & Slide Review: The iPad stylus grows up

Adobe got tired of waiting for a great stylus for the iPad, and so it took on the challenge itself, coming up with Adobe Ink and its companion ruler, Slide. Pens for the iPad aren’t new, but neither have they been especially proficient, but Adobe is aiming to change all that with slickly designed hardware and tightly-integrated software. I’ve been using Adobe Ink & Slide with the iPad Air for the past few weeks; read on for my full verdict.

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Researchers use infrared to find hidden Picasso painting

Researchers use infrared to find hidden Picasso painting

It isn't unusual to find paintings hidden beneath paintings, and the latest amongst these discoveries is a new Picasso work of an unknown melancholy man. The image was discovered using infrared technologies, and while research isn't complete, it has finally been revealed to the public.

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Check out Google’s Street Art project for graffiti around the world

Check out Google’s Street Art project for graffiti around the world

If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if someone aimed to collect all the street art they could, all around the world, with the power of a major tech company at their back - your wondering days are over. Today Google has let it be known that they’re launching their Street Art Project. This is a project based in Maps and Google Earth that shows off the whole world’s graffiti.

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NYC Met Museum of Arts brings 400,000 images to public domain

NYC Met Museum of Arts brings 400,000 images to public domain

The New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art has made a massive collection of images available to the public domain this month. Bringing 400,000 images - most of which have never been seen on the web before - to the public is a big step for the museum in joining a large cross-section of institutions implementing similar initiatives. "I am delighted that digital technology can open the doors to this trove of images from our encyclopedic collection," said Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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HR Giger dead at 74: A legacy of Aliens and bizarre Batmobiles

HR Giger dead at 74: A legacy of Aliens and bizarre Batmobiles

Swiss surrealist artist H.R. Giger has died at the age of 74, best known for having designed the iconic Xenomorph star of the Alien movies, for which he won an Oscar. Giger's style, a blending of biological parts with mechanical elements, was dubbed "biomechanical", and became a recurring and challenging theme throughout his life. However, while he may be most memorable for designing the creature that terrorized Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley, Giger's CV has many unusual twists to it.

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Diving into Ubisoft’s Child of Light with artist Yoshitaka Amano

Diving into Ubisoft’s Child of Light with artist Yoshitaka Amano

Japanese artist Yoshitaka Amano lent his talents tot he game Child of Light this year, and this week we’re being given a behind-the-scenes look at this master’s work. Ubisoft has pushed a video of this man in his workshop - his drafting table, that is - showing how he went about making one masterpiece of a cover image for the game Child of Light.

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