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Mexico's Spiritual Healers

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In the 1990s, photographer Scott Dalton heard about a pilgrimage of Fidencio followers in Espinazo, Mexico, from friends and decided to check it out.

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Every Exhibition Held at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Presented in a New Web Site: 1929 to Present

Every Exhibition Held at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Presented in a New Web Site: 1929 to Present | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Thank you so much MoMA for the great job you did in digitizing and sharing your EXHIBITION HISTORY archives!!! Open archives = 320 exhibitions (from 1929 through 1989), 33'000 photographs + 800 out-of-print catalogues in PDF.
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Google is launching a new research project to see if computers can be truly creative

Google is launching a new research project to see if computers can be truly creative | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Google wants to put the art back in artificial intelligence. During the last session at Moogfest, a four-day music and technology festival, in Durham, North Carolina, Douglas Eck, a researcher on Google Brain, the company's artificial-intelligence research project, outlined a new group that's going to focus on figuring out if computers can truly create. The group, called Magenta, will launch more publicly at the start of June, but attendees at Moogfest were given a taste of what it’s going to be working on. Magenta will use TensorFlow, the machine-learning engine that Google built and opened up to the public at the end of 2015, to determine whether AI systems can be trained to create original pieces of music, art, or video.

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Pizza Hut unveils playable pizza box DJ decks by Novalia

Pizza Hut unveils playable pizza box DJ decks by Novalia | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Technology design studio "Novalia":http://www.audioposter.com/ has created a pizza box that doubles as a playable set of DJ decks for fast food chain Pizza Hut. The cardboard box folds out to reveal a set of decks printed in conductive ink, which can be used to mix tracks across two turntables.

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Death of Marc Riboud ( 1923 - 2016 )

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Marc Riboud died yesterday. In fact, the last recent years Marc was not living in the same world as we are. Marc was one of the living legend of Magnum and the Golden Age of the Photojournalism. He has now in Perpignan for Visa pour L'image a beautiful exhibition ; here it is. Later this fall we will devote one day of l'Oeil de la photographie to his incredible life and work.

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raubdruckerin pirate printers ink berlin's manhole covers

raubdruckerin pirate printers ink berlin's manhole covers | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

raubdruckerin pirate printers create edgy streetwear clothing by printing berlin's manhole covers onto bags and t-shirts.

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Two Unopened Rolls of 1880s Kodak Film Completes Museum's Remarkably Rare Collection

Two Unopened Rolls of 1880s Kodak Film Completes Museum's Remarkably Rare Collection | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

There hasn’t been a more fitting Kodak moment for the George Eastman Museum than when they recently purchased two remarkably rare boxes of Kodak films. The first is the only known box of Kodak Film introduced for the Kodak camera in 1888, and the other is one of three boxes of Kodak Transparent Film introduced in 1889.

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Si la photo était une épreuve olympique

La sélection photo du Temps des meilleurs clichés pris aux JO de Rio.

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Best of the Web: World Photo Day 2016

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On 19 August 1839 the French Government purchased the patent for the daguerreotype process and announced it as a “free gift to the world” – World Photo Day commemorates this event. We decided to change Best of the Web slightly this week and have asked everyone at 21 Downham Road to suggest the work of a photographer that they like.

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What are some of the most widely circulated fake pictures?

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According to Twitter accounts like HistoricalPics, the sight of two women wearing shorts in public for the very first time in 1937 was scandalous enough to cause the car accident above. Except that it didn't. And it wasn't the first time women wore shorts in public. City of Toronto Archives, and asked them about the image. They confirmed the date of the photo (1937) and said that it was not only staged, but that they have plenty of other photos of women wearing shorts that predate this one. Shorts weren't common quite yet, but they were certainly around. And if you spend even half a second looking at the image, you'll notice plenty of clues that it's a staged photo. The car doesn't have a single dent. Those cheeky Canadians could've achieved a much more authentic look by plowing that car into a light pole at high speed.
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JOHN CHIARA’S CAPTIVATING VISTAS

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John Chiara is devoted to the contact print, for this is is the only way he can evoke the expression he is after. Having realised early on that too much information was lost in the darkroom enlargement process when using standard size negatives, he set about developing his own equipment and processes. The resulting large format box cameras he has created enable him to produce the images he wants, if even the unwieldiness of the equipment means it needs hauling round on a flatbed trailer. Chiara’s working method consists of physically entering the camera, instinctively manoeuvring the photographic paper, and using his hands to burn and dodge the image to his liking.
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Fiona O'Leary designs pocket-sized font detector

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Royal College of Art graduate Fiona O'Leary has designed a prototype gadget that can identify the font used in any book or magazine (+ movie).

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Carnet d’Arles

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Tenir un carnet de route des soirées de la semaine d'ouverture des Rencontres d'Arles revient à jouer l'équilibriste, jongler avec les mondanités, souhaiter ne pas être trop ennuyeux, ne pas tomber dans l'écueil des répétitions des noms et soirées, bref rendre compte d’une atmosphère électrique avec distance et humour.

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The best and worst of Olympic logo design since the 1920s

The best and worst of Olympic logo design since the 1920s | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

We've rounded up the best and worst logos that have been produced for the summer Olympics, including Milton Glaser and Alice Rawsthorn's favorite.

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Depero Futurista - The Bolted Book - a New Facsimile -

Depero Futurista - The Bolted Book - a New Facsimile - | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Fortunato Depero’s 1927 monograph Depero Futurista, which means “Depero the Futurist,” is also known as The Bolted Book, because it is famously bound together by two large industrial aluminum bolts. Acknowledged as the first modern-day artist’s book, it is universally recognized as a tour de force of avant-garde book-making. The Center for Italian Modern Art in New York, the Mart, Museum of modern and contemporary art of Trento and Rovereto, Italy (which houses the Depero archives), and Designers & Books (New York) are collaborating on a Kickstarter (launching on October 18) to publish a new facsimile edition of this groundbreaking book.
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A Fascinating Film About the Last Day of Hot Metal Typesetting at the New York Times

A Fascinating Film About the Last Day of Hot Metal Typesetting at the New York Times | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

On July 2, 1978 the New York Times made a significant technological leap when they scuttled the last of 60 manually-operated linotype machines to usher in the era of digital and photographic typesetting. When working at 100% efficiency with an experienced operator the Linotype machines could produce 14 lines per minute cast on the spot from hot lead. That number would increase to 1,000 lines per minute the very next day using an array of computers and digital storage.

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Bureau Mirko Borsche creates series of posters for the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Bureau Mirko Borsche creates series of posters for the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Bureau Mirko Borsche has worked with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra on a series of posters that advertise the institution’s next season of concerts. The Munich-based studio has collaborated with the orchestra in the past, having created posters for it since its 2013/2014 season. For this years’ series, the studio has used its custom typeface developed specifically for the client. “We developed a unique typeface because they are mostly programme posters using the names and titles of the concerts, so we have to be able to generate personality through type,” explains Gian Gisiger, who worked with Mirko Borsche on the project.

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The Olympics Destroyed Rio’s Poor Communities—These Photos Are What's Left

The Olympics Destroyed Rio’s Poor Communities—These Photos Are What's Left | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Loney Abrams spoke to photographer Marc Ohrem-Leclef about his project Olympic Favela that casts a provocative light on the real-life effects of the multibillion-dollar sporting event on the vulnerable city.

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design indaba speaker erik kessels on the importance of making errors

design indaba speaker erik kessels on the importance of making errors | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

the dutch creative's goal is to make every piece of work social--something that can engage and become part of a community, rather than just rack up 'likes'.

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Hi-Tech Pen Can Draw in Over 16 Million Colors, Scanned From Real Life

Hi-Tech Pen Can Draw in Over 16 Million Colors, Scanned From Real Life | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The new Cronzy pen takes a tried and true drawing utensil and matches it with modern technology to realize every illustrator’s dream tool. The pen can create over 16 million CMYK ink colors in seconds, with each shade either selected through its Bluetooth-synced smartphone app or scanned from real-life surroundings. Users simply point the device at any object to capture its true tint, which can then be sketched straight onto any ordinary canvas, be it sketchbook or skin.

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Dual Room reappropriates the glory hole in its identity for a festival about sexuality

Dual Room reappropriates the glory hole in its identity for a festival about sexuality | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

"La Fête du Slip":http://www.lafeteduslip.ch/2016/en/home/ is an annual event in Switzerland that aims to convey a “positive and celebratory approach to sexualities,” and through a series of creative events it addresses ideas surrounding gender, body image and sex. While the festival is an important event, which covers many issues, there’s a tongue-in-cheek flavour to the whole programme. As such, Berlin-based studio Dual Room has adopted a similar mischievous approach for the identity that's been inspired by the glory hole – a universal cavern, devoid of judgement.

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The Graduates 2016

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Our annual showcase of the most exciting students graduating from UK art and design courses is back for its eighth year, presenting a range of talented graphic designers, photographers, illustrators and more. We’re championing their work here with the kind support of G . F Smith, whose gorgeous range of papers and services can be just the thing for new and soon-to-be creative grads.
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On the Origin of Emoji

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A new book published by Prestel explores the history of emoji and its rise as a global communication phenomenon. Penned by UK-based writer Gavin Lucas, The Story of Emoji provides an overview of the evolution of visual symbols and simply-

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LUDMILA BREDIKHINA — Interview

LUDMILA BREDIKHINA — Interview | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
When I was a kid I loved the letterings in old Russian books. And during my first 4 years of school in Moscow we had special homework that focused on drawing properly letters and numbers. Everyday we had to copy 50 times a set of characters and I really loved doing that.
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George Philip Wright's Vochlea tool turns voice into instrument

George Philip Wright's Vochlea tool turns voice into instrument | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

This prototype tool by Royal College of Art graduate George Philip Wright can transform users' voices into drums, guitars and other musical instrument.

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Arles 2016 : journal du Off 

Arles 2016 : journal du Off  | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Ce journal du Off imagé vous emmène dans une balade arlésienne à la découverte des expositions proposées dans toute la ville. Un compte rendu pas tout à fait objectif, et en rien exhaustif, tant la programmation est dense. Au fil des années, Voies Off est passé d’une vingtaine d’évènements répertoriés à plus d’une centaine pour cette édition.

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