Saturday, May 30, 2009

Node Box

If you have the time to learn it, and have students who are interested in experimenting with code based art, Node Box is an exceptionally user friendly application that can produce extraordinary images.

NodeBox is a Mac OS X application that lets you create 2D visuals (static, animated or interactive) using Python programming code and export them as a PDF or a QuickTime movie. NodeBox is free and well-documented.

NodeBox allows you to create visual output with programming code. The application targets an audience of designers, with an easy set of state commands that is both intuitive and creative. It is essentially a learning environment and an automation tool.
You can also run scripts that automatically search images from the web and assemble them as stills or animations.

Download the application at

Friday, May 29, 2009

Tivon Rice

Tivon Rice is a new media artist that explores how traditional methods of learning are influenced by mass media and digital technology. His videos and sculptures create a dialogue between the distanced, purely optical domain of the tele-visual and a sensual awareness held in the body and mind. The artist embraces digital media as a vehicle for modern communication while experimenting with both video and sculptural objects that examine visual perception and temporal awareness.

Rice is currently pursuing his PhD at the University of Washington, Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media in Seattle. Recently, he had solo exhibitions at the 911 Media Center and Lawrimore Project in Seattle, as well as a solo show with the Portland Art Academy. In 2006, the artist received a Trust Fellowship from the Joan Mitchell Foundation for his sculpture The History of Television: 1974-2006.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Anthony Auerbach 'Index'

Artist Anthony Auerbach talks about his work “Index (The State of New York)”, presented at Scope New York 2007 art fair by Marc de Puechredon Gallery.

Index is an inventory of the photographs resulting from the aerial survey The State of New York. The survey recorded the ruined state of the terrazzo map of the ‘Empire State’ which was installed in the floor of the New York State pavilion for the 1964 World’s Fair. Scope New York 2007, February 27, 2007.