links bundle 19-04-2016

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  • 30 Poets You Should Be Reading
  • Comic Tragics/Emma Talbot
    I have a bunch of work in a show called Comic Tragics at the Art Gallery of Western Australia at the moment. The Guardian just did a nice little piece about it, showing a few pages by Ron Rege (who also did an amazing wall-drawing for the show), Gabrielle Bell, Dash Shaw and others, including one Emma Talbot, who I had not heard of before the invitation to the show. There are a number of reasons why I wish I could have made it out to see the show – not least because I’ve just never been to Australia – but I’m sorry not to be seeing Talbot’s work in person. It looks pretty much unlike anything else – super strange and beautiful, sweet and creepy… and heartbreaking. She does really nice things with panels, something I’ve been thinking about a fair amount lately, and with facelessness, which is also a thing I can relate to, especially in dealing with similar themes. Surprised I hadn’t come across her work before, maybe because she’s in the gallery world, rather than the book world. Hopefully that will change.
  • “Each Bite Is Edging Me Towards Climax” – Read a Bawdy New Comic from Gina Wynbrandt
  • Autodesk Buys Arnold . – fxguide
    Autodesk has bought Arnold and Solid Angle based in Madrid, Spain and in London, UK. The deal was first struck in December of last year, and finalized in February. The plan is for Solid Angle to be a standalone provider, in much the same way Autodesk has done with Shotgun. Solid Angle is now fully owned by Autodesk but sits apart in so far as the brand Solid Angle remains, as does the sales channels and the staff.
  • An Art-World Prankster Goes Digital – The New York Times
    The American cartoonist Robert Crumb’s first U.K. solo exhibition in over a decade opens to the public in London on Friday — and features pictures from the latest volume of his “Art and Beauty” magazine series, which has previously seen Crumb faithfully reproduce imagery of women taken from mass media or life studies. Now, he adds cellphone street photos and his fans’ selfies to his wellsprings of inspiration.
  • RBS pulls back fossil fuel investments as green deals grow | Environment | The Guardian
    Royal Bank of Scotland has reduced its global lending to oil and gas companies and doubled its green energy loans in the UK to £1bn a year, according to new figures released to the Guardian.
  • Watch Dancing Bodies Merge and Multiply
    Dance is mesmerizing enough all by itself, but the short film Chimera, directed by Steven Briand and choreographedby Cathy Ematchoua, makes the art form all the more eye-catching by cutting together multiple performers, creating the effect of one seamlessly merging and multiplying body. The film takes its name from the Chimera of Greek mythology, a fire-breathing creature with the heads of both a lion and a goat and with a snake for a tail. The film perfectly captures the multi-body chimeric effect, minus the, you know, terrifying bit. Watch the dancers weave poetry in motion below.
  • Marvellous monochrome drawings from Miguel Angel Valdivia
    Using heavy black backgrounds and considered line-work, Miguel Angel Valdivia’s work is smart in its execution and brave in its layouts. Within a single image Miguel often uses multiple frames, which come together to create a disorientating but clear narrative. As well as working as an illustrator, Mexico-born Miguel is also a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art. When he’s not dong either of those things, he’s at the helm of beautiful drawing zine Le Petit Neant, which is soon to launch its third issue.
  • Today in NYC: Storyscapes Interactive and VR Showcase
    It’s a fairly safe bet to say that animation in a few decades will be a different experience than the current one of passively viewing content on a screen. But you don’t need to wait decades to get a taste of that future. The Storyscapes showcase at the Tribeca Film Festival is currently presenting 10 virtual reality and interactive installations that hint at this not-so-distant future.
  • The secret rules of the internet | The Verge
    Julie Mora-Blanco remembers the day, in the summer of 2006, when the reality of her new job sunk in. A recent grad of California State University, Chico, Mora-Blanco had majored in art, minored in women’s studies, and spent much of her free time making sculptures from found objects and blown-glass. Struggling to make rent and working a post-production job at Current TV, she’d jumped at the chance to work at an internet startup called YouTube. Maybe, she figured, she could pull in enough money to pursue her lifelong dream: to become a hair stylist.
  • Molly Crabapple Explains How You Can Be an Artist and an Activist
    …that people should be free to operate outside of the way they’ve been branded, the idea that branding as an act imposes unnecessary, damaging boundaries…
  • Owen Jones meets Yanis Varoufakis | ‘Europe is staring into the abyss’
  • Bosch’s ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’ Becomes an Animated Computer Simulation
    Medieval artist Hieronymus Bosch’s triptych painting The Garden of Earthly Delights, a vision of paradise lost, is known for being a work of proto-surrealism that has inspired the work of many creative talents like Salvador Dali, William S. Burroughs, and Terry Gilliam. It’s a work that is also highly remixable, as Carla Gannis proved with her emoji-fied rework The Garden of Emoji Delights. Now the painting’s right panel—depicting a hallucinatory hell—undergoes a digital reconstruction as a 3D animation in Hell.exe.
  • Mini Kuš! Comics #38–41
    The latest quartet of Kuš! minicomics (pronounced “koosh!”) offers up yet another excellent sampling of the many and varied comics dished out by this Latvian art-comics publisher. For production value and design, the mini Kuš! series represents the pinnacle of what the minicomic art form can achieve. Of note: it wasn’t until several days after I’d first read them that I realized that all four comics were by women (the mini-Kuš! quartet of issues 30-33 were also all-female creations). Despite this year’s Angouleme debacle, it has become increasingly clear, at least in more enlightened comics circles, that excellent work transcends gender (and sexism). The comics in this quartet, by four different creators from four different countries, encompass a variety of styles and tones, from colorful whimsy to somber realism, with settings in the past, present and future. Whatever their subject matter or stylistic approaches, these little books are further testament to the enduring appeal of the elusive-yet-accessible Kuš! art-comics aesthetic.
  • Lost Wright Brothers’ ‘Flying Machine’ Patent Resurfaces
  • More than 200 ideas for your next podcast — Medium
    Everyone has a podcast. Every business wants a podcast. Why? They’re cheap to make, they create community and brand affinity and a loyal subscription base. But the podcast space is still the Wild West. Companies are scrambling to corner the market, an audience, a vertical strategy. What will work? What won’t? We don’t know either, but decided to help y’all out — some of these ideas are serious, some are not. We hope all of them spark your imagination. If you decide to make any of these, let us know. Or invite us on as guests.
  • Kelsey Garrity Riley
    I am an illustrator living and working in Brooklyn, New York. I grew up in Germany and Belgium before moving to the US to pursue my love of art at the Savannah College of Art and Design where I graduated from in 2010.
  • NANOGrav Animation of Gravitational Waves
    Credit: B. Saxton and A. Angelich (NRAO/AUI/NSF); David W. Hogg, Michael R. Blanton, and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Collaboration NANOGrav Animation of Gravitational Waves NRAO Outreach
  • Film director Peter Greenaway calls for ‘image-based cinema’ | Film | The Guardian
    “This is probably a very unpopular thing to say,but all film writers should be shot.”
  • Charles Dickens, Star Wars, and the genre of serialization
    In a new video, Even Puschak talks about the rise of the serialization genre, from Dickens to Flash Gordon to General Hospital to Star Wars. Now that our entertainment is increasingly serialized, he argues that audiences have a unique opportunity to shape what we watch. (Case in point: the increased importance of non-white and non-male characters in The Force Awakens and Rogue One.)
  • “Get a job in Animation…” 12 Top Tips | Skwigly Animation Magazine
    “Get a job in Animation…” Sure, sounds easy, but with plenty of competition for roles and the ability to study any time, any place with the growth of online courses, do you have what it takes to truly stand out?
  • Want to help Louis CK out of debt? Four great reasons to watch Horace and Pete | Television
    Louis CK is broke. Horace and Pete – his self-financed TV show distributed with minimum fanfare on his own website – has not done the numbers he expected.
  • Virus trading cards, animated and 3D-printable
  • Oculus Demos VR Selfie Sticks and 360 Photo Spheres
  • This is Facebook’s gorgeous, open-source 360-degree video camera
  • The free speech delusion
    Oscar Wilde, who knew a few things about censorship, once wrote that he could “tolerate everything except intolerance”. Today, the rhetoric of free speech is being abused in order to shut down dissent and facilitate bigotry. On behalf of everyone with liberal tendencies, I’d like to know why and how we’ve allowed this to happen.
  • Hands Off [A.I.] Short film by Moritz Reichartz
  • April < Conner Willumson
  • Apple patents new augmented reality technology
  • #339: Storytelling in VR: Ambiguity and Implication in 1st Person Narratives | Voices of VR Podcast
    Rob Morgan is the writer of The Assembly, and he spoke last year at GDC about narrative design in VR and the importance of accurate body language in NPCs to maintain a sense of presence. He returned to GDC this year to talk about some of his lessons that VR can learn from writing stories in AR. He has a lot of interesting insights about how to use ambiguity and implication to drive narratives within a first-person story to allow a user to have a more immersive and personalized experience.