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Exploring the 'Middle' in a Soft Matter through Artistic Manifestations
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The Remarkable Story of a Rebel Artist, Her Mysterious Death and Cult Resurgence

The Remarkable Story of a Rebel Artist, Her Mysterious Death and Cult Resurgence | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
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Zofia Rydet, the old lady who wanted to photograph the inside of every single house in Poland

Zofia Rydet, the old lady who wanted to photograph the inside of every single house in Poland | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Zofia Rydet was 67 years old when she set herself the herculean task of photographing the inside of every single house in Poland. From 1978 until her death in 1997, she would frantically travel by …
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CEC — eContact! 14.2 — The Heart Chamber Orchestra by Peter Votava and Erich Berger

CEC — eContact! 14.2 — The Heart Chamber Orchestra by Peter Votava and Erich Berger | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
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The Artist’s Reality: Mark Rothko’s Little-Known Writings on Art, Artists, and What the Notion of Plasticity Reveals about Storytelling

The Artist’s Reality: Mark Rothko’s Little-Known Writings on Art, Artists, and What the Notion of Plasticity Reveals about Storytelling | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
"While the authority of the doctor or plumber is never questioned, everyone deems himself a good judge and an adequate arbiter of what a work of art should be
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HUMAN+ | Exhibitions | CCCB

HUMAN+ | Exhibitions | CCCB | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Cyborgs, superhumans and clones. Evolution or extinction? What does it mean to be a human today? What will it feel like to be a human a hundred years from now?
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Gallery Home: Gallery: Programs: Japan Society

Gallery Home: Gallery: Programs: Japan Society | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
In the wake of the social and political upheaval of the late 1960s, Japanese artists and photographers began crafting a new visual language for an age of uncertainty. Their embrace of camera-based experiments would alter the cultural landscape and lay the foundations for contemporary art in Japan. For a New World to Come is the first comprehensive exhibition to spotlight this radical break with the past. With some 200 works by such luminaries as Miyako Ishiuchi, Daidō Moriyama, Jirō Takamatsu, and Shōmei Tōmatsu, the exhibition charts the stunning diversity of photographic practices during this pivotal era, from conceptual series situated squarely within global artistic currents, to visually arresting meditations on time, place, and self.
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Intelligent Machines: AI art is taking on the experts - BBC News

Intelligent Machines: AI art is taking on the experts - BBC News | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
From a painter who has been producing artificial intelligence art since the 1970s through to Google's Van Gogh-inspired AI art, computers are getting creative.
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Collective developing musical gloves for gestural composition and performance. Get involved!

Collective developing musical gloves for gestural composition and performance. Get involved! | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Collective developing musical gloves for gestural composition and performance. Get involved!
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Is It Art? Artists Are Turning Their Work into Startups

Is It Art? Artists Are Turning Their Work into Startups | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
“If the Cubists could have made an app for doing Cubism, they would have."
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Artist Cai Guo­-Qiang Sends a 500-Meter Ladder of Fire into the Sky Above China

Artist Cai Guo­-Qiang Sends a 500-Meter Ladder of Fire into the Sky Above China | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
In the early morning hours of June 15, a huge white balloon filled with 6,200 cubic meters of helium slowly ascended into the sky above Huiyu Island Harbour, Quanzhou, China. Attached to it was a 500-meter long ladder coated completely with quick burning fuses and gold fireworks that was the
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The Emotions That Make Us More Creative

The Emotions That Make Us More Creative | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Artists and scientists throughout history have remarked on the bliss that accompanies a sudden creative insight. Einstein described his realization of the general theory of relativity as the happiest moment of his life. More poetically, Virginia Woolf once observed, “Odd how the creative power brings the whole universe at once to order.”

But what about before such moments of creative insight? What emotions actually fuel creativity?

The long-standing view in psychology is that positive emotions are conducive to creativity because they broaden the mind, whereas negative emotions are detrimental to creativity because they narrow one’s focus. But this view is too simplistic for a number of reasons.

It’s true that attentional focus does have important effects on creative thinking: a broad scope of attention is associated with the free-floating colliding of ideas, and a narrow scope of attention is more conducive to linear, step-by-step goal attainment. However, emerging research suggests that the positive vs. negative emotions distinction may not be the most important contrast for understanding attentional focus. Over the past seven years, research conducted by psychologist Eddie Harmon-Jones and his colleagues suggests that the critical variable influencing one’s scope of attention is not emotional valence (positive vs. negative emotions) but motivational intensity, or how strongly you feel compelled to either approach or avoid something. For example, pleasant is a positive emotion, but it has low motivational intensity. In contrast, desire is a positive emotion with high motivational intensity.

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Gabriel Grey Boyd's curator insight, August 16, 2015 7:22 PM

    Two world collide. Science and art have long been distant cousins in the existence of the question of where the truth lies. This article brings them both together and explains emotions' effect on our behavior in the workplace or everyday life. To become overwhelmed with passion as a beggar would toward a feast actually blinds you from your tasks. It is best to maintain a "pleasant" mood in order to completely absorb the environment and it's full cast of beauty. One could use this too realize being on the job overly angry or overly happy may actually inhibit the progress of their work. 

Instituut voor Toegepaste Filosofie's curator insight, August 21, 2015 4:09 AM

Emoties ondersteunen onze creativiteit.

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Swatting, vintage VR and virtual museum for stolen art. My notes from DocLab: Interactive Conference 2015

Swatting, vintage VR and virtual museum for stolen art. My notes from DocLab: Interactive Conference 2015 | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
The event is a one-day meeting for filmmakers, producers, artists, designers, entrepreneurs and anyone else interested in exploring how digital technologies and new forms of interactivity are shapi…
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The Pirate Book, ‘cultural content outside the boundaries of local economies, politics, or laws’

The Pirate Book, ‘cultural content outside the boundaries of local economies, politics, or laws’ | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
A broad view on media piracy as well as comparative perspectives on recent issues and historical facts regarding piracy. The book contains a compilation of texts on grass-roots situations whose sto…
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Velvit Welcomes JD Doria

Velvit Welcomes JD Doria | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Tel Aviv based artist JD DORIA blows us away with the passion of his
current works, his point of view on Aesthetics, and what it's like working
in the Tel-Aviv art scene.

JD DORIA is a veteran working in the world 3D scanning and digital
photography. With his special edition Petri-dish series for Velvit, he
doesn't fail to impress one bit! We had the opportunity to pick the brain
of this visual artist and left with a better understanding of why the
petri-dish project is his passion,  the
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The Influencers: Former MI5 spy Annie Machon on why we live in a dystopia that even Orwell couldn’t have envisioned

The Influencers: Former MI5 spy Annie Machon on why we live in a dystopia that even Orwell couldn’t have envisioned | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Annie Machon is an intelligence expert and author who worked for 6 years as an intel­li­gence officer for MI5, the UK domestic counter-intelligence and security agency. Together with her ex-partner…
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Home catastrophes, wandering mining hole and limbo embassy. (My) best of the Graduation Show Design Academy Eindhoven

Home catastrophes, wandering mining hole and limbo embassy. (My) best of the Graduation Show Design Academy Eindhoven | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
A week or so ago, i was in Eindhoven for the Age of Wonderland festival and realized the city was in full Dutch Design Week swing. There was far far too much to see for someone like me who has only…
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The Venice Biennale reports. Part 3: Protests and modern slavery at the Arsenale - we make money not art

The Venice Biennale reports. Part 3: Protests and modern slavery at the Arsenale - we make money not art | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
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Drones, pirates, everyday racism. An interview with graphic designer Ruben Pater - we make money not art

Drones, pirates, everyday racism. An interview with graphic designer Ruben Pater - we make money not art | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
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SAMIZDATA: Evidence of Conspiracy. Talking secrets and pandas with Jacob Appelbaum - we make money not art

SAMIZDATA: Evidence of Conspiracy. Talking secrets and pandas with Jacob Appelbaum - we make money not art | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
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Street Kabinett Opening eve ALBEDO 20.08.15

Albedo: the observation, the finding, the matter, the mystery As second show at the newborn Street Kabinett, Chilean artists Cecelia and Sofia Nercasseau Gibson…
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