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Bitbanger Labs’ Pixelstick steps up the art of light painting

Bitbanger Labs’ Pixelstick steps up the art of light painting

Pixelstick, a stick of colored LEDs that paints highly complex and artistic light paintings onto long-exposure digital photographs, has completely blown away its Kickstarter goal four days into its 45-day campaign. Launched Oct. 29, the campaign funds the mass production and sale of the tool. The first Pixelsticks are projected to ship May 2014.

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Banksy uses cellphone service to turn NYC to outdoor art gallery

Banksy uses cellphone service to turn NYC to outdoor art gallery

Starting this afternoon, international graffiti know-it-all Banksy begins his newest and greatest art exhibit to date: the entirety of New York City, New York. What you'll find is the artist connecting with citizens and visitors of the city with cell phone technology the same way indoor art exhibits work with headphones and purchase-at-counter guide packs. Banksy art pieces will be accompanied by phone numbers that connect to a network of presentation pieces available to anyone with their own phone service.

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Adobe Project Mighty cloud pen and Napoleon digital ruler to ship in H1 2014

Adobe Project Mighty cloud pen and Napoleon digital ruler to ship in H1 2014

Adobe, who is best know for producing software such the ever-popular Photoshop, seems quite serious in its first ever hardware venture. The company is now announcing that it expects have its Project Mighty pen and Project Napoleon ruler manufactured and released by the first half of next year.

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Wacom Intuos line launched, consolidates branding

Wacom Intuos line launched, consolidates branding

Wacom has just launched, or rather re-launched, a new line of graphics tablets targeted not just for professional artists but for hobbyists as well. But perhaps more importantly, the announcement reflects Wacom's effort to simplify its naming conventions and consolidate its tablets under a single brand: Intuos.

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Gigantic rubber duck shows up in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor

Gigantic rubber duck shows up in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor

Residents and tourists in Hong Kong this week were greeted with a very strange sight floating in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor. A gigantic rubber duck is currently floating in the harbor. Yes, you read that right a gigantic six-story tall rubber duck is currently invading Hong Kong harbor.

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Science geek creates photographs using bacterial growth

Science geek creates photographs using bacterial growth

Anyone who's ever taken a microbiology class in college will have fond or more likely not so fond memories of growing disgusting bacteria and mold on various petri dishes. I always thought it was really cool that for many of the bacteria we worked with in college, whichever direction you smeared the culture onto the growth medium in your petri dish was typically how the bacteria would grow.

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The Mill LA teams with Sonos Studio for “Bugs” interactive multimedia experience

The Mill LA teams with Sonos Studio for “Bugs” interactive multimedia experience

This week the folks behind VFX studio The Mill LA have joined with Sonos Studio for an interactive multimedia installation event that'll be going by the name of "Bugs!" This installation will be living in Sonos Studio from the 5th of April until the 5th of May. This installation will mash together the greatness that both groups can provide: six massive displays combined with six Sonos PLAYBAR units, each of them depicting a Bug that'll blow your mind.

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Wacom Cintiq 13HD takes digital art creation mobile

Wacom Cintiq 13HD takes digital art creation mobile

Wacom may be having a ball putting digital pen technology into bestselling mobile devices like the Galaxy Note II, but that doesn't mean the company has forgotten its artistic roots. Fresh to the catalog is the Cintiq 13HD, a 13.3-inch Full HD graphics tablet intended for digital artists on the move. Based around a 1920 x 1080 wide-angle display mounted on an adjustable, three-position detachable stand, the Cintuq 13HD promises the flexibility of its bigger Cintiq siblings, but at a more affordable cost and scaled to fit in your bag.

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Artist Liu Bolin at TED2013

Artist Liu Bolin at TED2013

Artist Liu Bolin is also known as "The Invisible Man." He is called The Invisible Man because he is featured in nearly all of his artwork, but it can be very difficult to spot. Take the image below, the artist is featured prominently in that piece, if you can find him.

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Artist uses an iPad and digital fingerpaints to create art

Artist uses an iPad and digital fingerpaints to create art

When you think about art, I'd wager most of us don't think about digital media outside of photographs being used to create artworks that people would pay money for. A digital artist named Topher Straus has created a series of digital artworks printed on physical media using his iPad. The artist takes a photograph of things that interest him using the iPad camera.

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Bizarre live mail art piece sent to Julian Assange

Bizarre live mail art piece sent to Julian Assange

Sometimes people do bizarre things and try to call it art. Such is the case with what is being called a live mail art piece that has been sent to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. As you might recall Assange has been living at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since June of 2012.

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Cygnett ICON cases customized by TATS CRU in person at CES 2013

Cygnett ICON cases customized by TATS CRU in person at CES 2013

This week at Digital Experience (during CES 2013) we caught up with the case makers at Cygnett where they had none other than the world famous TATS CRU joining the fun for fully unique customized iPhone 5 ICON cases. The TATS CRU is a set of mural street artists that've been using their graffiti style since the 1980's with explosive results. This customizable case here has been customized not once, but twice, by the TATS CRU for none other than SlashGear - have a look!

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