Here are some stories from last week's Greenpage that might be worth a look...
Techdirt: "In this case, despite plenty of other lawsuits that found appropriation art to be legal, the judge ruled that this is infringing, leading many to predict a pretty massive shakeup in the modern art world, where this kind of appropriation art has become pretty common. What strikes me as most troubling is that the judge's decision appears to rest mainly on what the artist's stated intent was in creating these paintings, and deciding that since he was neither commenting on the original works nor the subjects of the images, it's no longer a protected fair use.
CMU artists shoot for the moon and an alien audiencePop City: "Legendary space artist Lowry Burgess has been working in outer space most of his life.
He was the creator of one of the first official art payloads transported to space by NASA in 1989. He has bounced holograms off the moon for a work that joined Galileo's Notebook at a prominent exhibition in Paris.
'All my work on Earth has had cosmic connections going back to the 1960s,' says Burgess, sitting in his studio on Gold Way in Oakland, surrounded by art. 'NASA is not arts prone, but they are very supportive of me,' he says humbly.Stage Directions: "The third annual By Design Day will take place on April 23, and PLASA, as well as a long list of top designers, are asking all designers to donate one day of their royalties to support the efforts of Behind the Scenes (U.S.) and Light Relief (U.K.) Both of those orgs provide help to entertainment technology professionals in need.TheGloss - A gloss on beauty, fashion, style, love and more: "Since this is a fashion and beauty website let’s talk about why so-called empowered “warrior women” are always dressed like like they’re about to trot down the main stage at Scores.
Because one point this horrible, wretched movie (which I am in no way judging) made well was when one of the characters jumped up and said “Don’t you get it? All of this is to turn guys on!”
Which, well, yes. Got that.NYTimes.com: "New technology, not to mention one-upmanship among wedding planners and their clients, has multiplied the possibilities. Depending on how it is deployed, and by whom, it can also multiply the costs.
As recently as five years ago, said Preston Bailey, the Manhattan event designer, “I had to convince all of my clients of the importance of bringing in an outside lighting company.” Now, he said, many of the clients who can afford to hire him to create striking centerpieces and backdrops are also prepared to hire someone to illuminate those features.