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The Visible Man: An FBI Target Puts His Whole Life Online

The Visible Man: An FBI Target Puts His Whole Life Online | Art education & globalization | Scoop.it
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This article is about Hasan Elahi, a data portrait artist. After 9/11 Elahi, a professor, was detained at Detroit airport for allegedly having explosives. After he spent six months of FBI interrogations and nine lie-detector tests, Elahi was finally cleared. But the experience transformed his relationship with personal information and inspired him to create a website site Wired called “the perfect alibi.” This artist's work fits in with the research I have been doing on data portraits. 
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The Essential 5 Step Guide to Secure Your Instagram Account - Heimdal Security Blog

The Essential 5 Step Guide to Secure Your Instagram Account - Heimdal Security Blog | Art education & globalization | Scoop.it
Five easy steps you should take to increase your Instagram security and keep your account safe from cyber attackers.
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This article is about how to control your data on Instagram. It is a good reference for those interested in the security of their data. It is always important to think about the data portrait you are creating.
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Kristin McIver Visual Artist - Special Projects

Kristin McIver Visual Artist - Special Projects | Art education & globalization | Scoop.it
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This web page describes The Selfie Project created by Kristin McIver. McIver, an Australian, New York based artist specializes in data portraits. McIver believes that each face print contains a unique data string and that is what she uses to create geometric abstract pixel-like data portraits. This article is in line with Weiskopf, Urist, Felton, and Koblin.
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Globalization and Its Impact on the Environment

Globalization and Its Impact on the Environment | Art education & globalization | Scoop.it
Globalization and Its Impact on the Environment

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This article describes the impact we have on our environment as consumers and addresses the need to be conscious of our effects and make efforts to reduce our negative output. We need to be aware of our environment and try to take care of it, even being the producers and consumers we are. 
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This article describes the impact we have on our environment as consumers and addresses the need to be conscious of our effects and make efforts to reduce our negative output. We need to be aware of our environment and try to take care of it, even being the producers and consumers we are. 
Annie Kreger's curator insight, April 3, 2016 1:46 PM
This article describes the impact we have on our environment as consumers and addresses the need to be conscious of our effects and make efforts to reduce our negative output. We need to be aware of our environment and try to take care of it, even being the producers and consumers we are. 
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Million Dollar Blocks | SPATIAL INFORMATION DESIGN LAB

Million Dollar Blocks | SPATIAL INFORMATION DESIGN LAB | Art education & globalization | Scoop.it
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This article is about an art project made from data collected from the Spatial Information Design Lab and the Justice Mapping Center on the "million dollar blocks." "The maps suggest that the criminal justice system has become the predominant government institution in these communities and that public investment in this system has resulted in significant costs to other elements of our civic infrastructure — education, housing, health, and family."

Very interesting article showing how date art can illuminate a problem.
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FRICKbits - press release

FRICKbits - press release | Art education & globalization | Scoop.it
Your data can now be art on your phone

Artist created free iPhone app to help users reclaim their data and turn it
into art

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Austin, Texas -- After a year where many have
agonized about all the data gathered about us (e.g., clicks, searches,
location, likes) and we’ve learned the meaning of metadata, an artist
demonstrates the first chance for you to take back your data and make it
artful. Laurie Frick has been transforming her personal data, including
location, steps, sleep and weight into abstract, hand-built wall size
installations for years.

This year, she teamed up with digital design company thirteen23 to build a
free iPhone app to make art algorithms turn your tracking data into
abstract patterns on your phone. Launching in September in the Apple store,
Laurie Frick is in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to draw a community
of beta testers and art enthusiasts to be the first to download and try
FRICKbits when it goes live.

“Art from data was a compelling idea, and we’re drawn to solving new
problems in mobile technology” said Doug Cook, founder of thirteen23, “We
had never seen a mathematical algorithm tackle the problem of color, shape
or pattern let alone express location as hand-drawn art on the phone.”

Many websites and fitness apps gather pedometer and location data, but the
output has a cold, clinical feel of infographics. Coming from an artist,
this app has the characteristics of hand crafted watercolor drawings and
attempts to change the way you see the data gathered about you. Out of the
gate, FRICKbits uses your location data to draw the patterns of where you
travel in a city, or for that matter – anywhere on the globe. “Location
data is the easiest to understand, and we tend to go the same places over
and over” said artist, Laurie Frick “the pattern of your movements in a
city are beautiful and yet often ignored, we just don’t think about them.
The repetition of travel patterns and stray movements can transform into an
abstract data portrait of you.”

FRICKbits gathers occasional location data, a clever means to not have any
noticeable impact on battery life and shows actual location with tiny
monotone dots and brightly colored art dots on a clean white map. While the
user can choose and change color palette at any time, they ‘earn’ smaller
colored bits and clusters for the locations traveled most frequently. Long
stretches of pattern stand in for the occasional and high-speed movements.
Location data accumulates, and the pattern gathers richness and texture
over time. Touch the screen and you shift back and forth from the actual
map to the art rendering of your travel patterns. As for privacy, the data
belongs only to the user, and it’s up to them to share it via social media,
email or text. One button lets you export data or clear it at any time.

Is this the beginning of how personal data will crossover into the world of
art? Self-tracking data will be the ultimate ‘data-selfie’, personal data
portraits gathered over time on our phones. It’s your life, it’s your data
— why not turn it into art?

About

Laurie Frick is a data artist from Austin, Texas who makes hand-built work
from self-tracking data, and had an idea that the artistic rules and
procedures were really an algorithm to turn anyone’s data into abstract
patterns of art. Two years ago, she set out to make an iPhone app…and long
story short, met thirteen23 and made a trade. One of the most amazing
mobile technology shops in Austin, Texas got a full lobby installation
based on their chat metadata, and Laurie Frick got the first iteration of
the FRICKbits free iPhone app. Laurie Frick exhibits widely, and is
represented by Edward Cella Gallery in Los Angeles.

thirteen23 is an award-winning design studio specializing in digital
strategy, user experience design, and software development. Founded in 2006
and based in Austin, Texas, thirteen23 combines breakthrough design with
cutting-edge technology to create innovative digital products for its
clients. From startups to the Fortune 500, we’ve worked for some of the
best, including Electronic Arts, Honeywell, Vice Media, Food Network, and
Obama for America. For more information contact us at
business@thirteen23.com.

Contact: Laurie Frick, FRICKbits Phone 512.350.5511 laurie@FRICKbits.com 
http://www.lauriefrick.com @FRICKbits
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This article introduces an iPhone app that collects your digital data and creates a piece of art from it. The app is the brainchild of artist Laura Frick. This follows the concept of data portraits by artists like Feltron. 
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Ai Weiwei Says He’s Closing Danish Exhibition in Protest of Refugee Law

Ai Weiwei Says He’s Closing Danish Exhibition in Protest of Refugee Law | Art education & globalization | Scoop.it
The Faurschou Foundation, a contemporary art gallery in Copenhagen, confirmed on Facebook and Instagram that Mr. Ai’s “Ruptures” would end ahead of schedule.
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This NY Times articles discusses Ai Weiwei's decision to close his exhibition at the Faurschou Foundation in Copenhagen in protest of a new law allowing Denmark to confiscate refugees’ valuables to help pay for their stay in the country. 
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Roundtable: Street Art - The Morning News

Roundtable: Street Art - The Morning News | Art education & globalization | Scoop.it
An online magazine, published weekdays.
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This article by Sudbanthad addresses the history of street art and where it is headed. He does so through interviews with some of the "legends of the scene." He provides background info on the artists and weblinks. He also addresses the difference between street art and graffiti, explaining that "street artists often use formal art techniques—printmaking, silk-screening, even sculpting—in contrast to the immediate, almost painterly methods of spray-can-wielding graffiti artists." Sudbanthad lives and writes in New York City. 
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KRISTIN McIVER: Data Portraits - royale projects

KRISTIN McIVER: Data Portraits - royale projects | Art education & globalization | Scoop.it
Australian-born, New York-based artist Kristin McIver translates an individual’s ‘Faceprint’ data—a string of code used by social media hubs like Facebook to identify faces from online photographs—into a formalist aesthetic that leans toward geometric abstraction. McIver addresses the selfie phenomena and social media’s manipulation of technology to map and mine identities through these vibrant and …
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This article describes the art of Kristin McIver, a data portrait artist from Australia. (She is now based out of NY). McIver creates geometric abstractions from the coding used by social media for facial recognition. Very interesting artwork. Although a different concept it follows along with Feltron and Frick in that she is creating "data portraits."
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The Basics of Making Engaging Flipping Videos * Flipped Learning Network

The Basics of Making Engaging Flipping Videos * Flipped Learning Network | Art education & globalization | Scoop.it
The very basics of what to do when making educational videos for flipping a class. Many thanks to Jaclyn Pessel @chempessel, Meghan Klement @klemistry and Cara Johnson @AHSAnatomy for volunteering to be in this video!

Content Times:
0:12 Turn off your phone
0:36 Silence extraneous noises
1:00 Post a “Do Not Disturb” sign
1:26 Make sure you are actually recording
1:41 Look at the camera
2:08 Think about the video background
2:30 Remain stationary
2:52 Use big text
3:44 DON’T USE ALL CAPS!
3:55 Use drop shadow
4:20 Video length
4:53 Speak at a normal pace
5:22 Summary

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This video provides info on the basics for making a educational video for flipping a class. Will be helpful for making a "how to" video.
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How to Destroy Creativity and Innovation

How to Destroy Creativity and Innovation | Art education & globalization | Scoop.it
Creativity and innovation are the lifeblood of every organization. This poster describes 13 ways that creativity and innovation are destroyed every day.

 

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Creativity and innovation are the lifeblood of every organization. This poster describes 13 ways that creativity and innovation are destroyed every day.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=innovation

 

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- http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Sir+Ken+Robinson

 

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Creativity and innovation are the lifeblood of every organization. This poster describes 13 ways that creativity and innovation are destroyed every day.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=innovation

 

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- http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Sir+Ken+Robinson

 

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Creativity and innovation are the lifeblood of every organization. This poster describes 13 ways that creativity and innovation are destroyed every day.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=innovation

 

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- http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Sir+Ken+Robinson

 

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Judith Donath – Algorithmic Likenesses: Design and Control of Data Portraits

Judith Donath – Algorithmic Likenesses: Design and Control of Data Portraits | Art education & globalization | Scoop.it
How we see people—ourselves as well as others—in the virtual world is perhaps the most challenging problem in the design of online spaces. One approach is to create “data portraits”, depicting peop…
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In this article Judith Donath addresses the creation of “data portraits”, depicting people by visualizing data that is digitally created by them and about them. Donath is known internationally for her writing on identity, interface design, and social communication. This article can be aligned with work by Nicholas Felton, and Lauri Frick. 
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Danish Artist Travels the World Building Thousands of Scrapwood Birdhouses for Urban Birds | Oddity Central - Collecting Oddities

Danish Artist Travels the World Building Thousands of Scrapwood Birdhouses for Urban Birds | Oddity Central - Collecting Oddities | Art education & globalization | Scoop.it
Thomas Dambo is a Danish artist known for his upcycled wood art, including thousands of birdhouses for urban birds.
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This article is about Danish artist, Thomas Dambo. He uses reclaimed wood and other junk materials that he regularly collects to create birdhouses. Dambo states,  “I live in Copenhagen where I have a big workshop filled with different trash I scavenge around the city and bring back to my workshop on my cargo bike. All my projects are made from trash – entirely! My mission is to show the world that you can create something beautiful from trash, in this way I hope to inspire other people to waste less of the world’s resources.” This article follows the idea of "trash art" shared by artists Enno de Kroon, Ptolemy Elrington, Angela Pozzi and Michelle Reader.
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Your Digital Trail, And How It Can Be Used Against You

Your Digital Trail, And How It Can Be Used Against You | Art education & globalization | Scoop.it
NPR and the Center for Investigative Reporting are documenting just how vivid the typical person's digital picture has become — and how easy it can be for others to see it.
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Great article and video on the digital trail we leave throughout our normal activities. This article goes along with the work of data portraits that I have been looking into. Interesting take on what everyone knows about you.
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How to control your data on Twitter | Me and my Shadow

How to control your data on Twitter | Me and my Shadow | Art education & globalization | Scoop.it
Increase your privacy: How to change your default settings, create an "anonymous" Twitter account and create private Twitter lists.
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This article is about how to control your data on Twitter. It is a good reference for those interested in the security of their data. It is always important to think about the data portrait you are creating.
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Aaron Koblin | Speaker | TED.com

Aaron Koblin | Speaker | TED.com | Art education & globalization | Scoop.it
Aaron Koblin is an artist specializing in data and digital technologies. His work takes real world and community-generated data and uses it to reflect on cultural trends and the changing relationship between humans and technology.
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This Ted talk by Aaron Kolblin describes how technology and community-generated data can be used to create amazing stories. It includes the how-to's of his Johnny Cash video creation as well has other work he has developed from computer data. This goes along with other artists such as Nicholas Felton.
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The Changing Face of America

The Changing Face of America | Art education & globalization | Scoop.it
We’ve become a country where race is no longer so black or white.

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I loved this article, because it talks about how we can no longer clump everyone in defined terms and groups for race and identity. This article deals with issues that remind me of Kara Walkers work, where she addresses gender and racial stereotypes. 
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I loved this article, because it talks about how we can no longer clump everyone in defined terms and groups for race and identity. This article deals with issues that remind me of Kara Walkers work, where she addresses gender and racial stereotypes. 
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How Data Became a New Medium for Artists

How Data Became a New Medium for Artists | Art education & globalization | Scoop.it
A growing number of artists are using data from self-tracking apps in their pieces, showing that creative work is as much a product of its technology as of its time.
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This article discusses art as a product of technologies available to artists today. It provides a number of "data artists" and provides links to their work. These artists design their work from information gathered through mobile apps, GPS trackers, scientists, and more. This follows work of other "data artists" I have scooped.
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Pastes « Endless Canvas – Bay Area Graffiti and Street Art

Pastes « Endless Canvas – Bay Area Graffiti and Street Art | Art education & globalization | Scoop.it

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This link provides a gallery of Bay area graffiti and street art. The art includes posters, murals, spray paint, stencils. 
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Are We Recycling Too Much of Our Trash?

Are We Recycling Too Much of Our Trash? | Art education & globalization | Scoop.it
A recent credible study suggests the amount of waste Americans dispose in landfills each year is over twice what the EPA had been estimating.
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Thomas Kinnaman is a professor of economics at Bucknell University. In this article he addresses how our society’s best recycling rate is only 10%. However, optimal recycling rates for aluminum, other metals, and some forms of paper (cardboard & some sources of fiber) may be near 100% while optimal rates of recycling plastic and glass might be zero. He discusses: the environmental damages associated with both modern landfills and incineration plants; the fact that recycling is costly to municipal governments; and that the primary benefits of recycling accrue not from saving landfill space but from generating materials. This article tends to make you think recycling is more about income rather than the environment.
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In this article Xiong & Donath explain how the use of data portraits help online participants" form a clean mental image about who they are interacting with." Although this article seems to be written a while ago, it defines what data portraits are and how they can be created. It definitely provides insight on the "how to's" of creating data portraits.
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ART PAPERS

ART PAPERS | Art education & globalization | Scoop.it
ART PAPERS is a non-profit organization dedicated to the examination, development, and definition of art and culture in the world today.
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This article discusses the "data shadow" that individuals create online. It provides insight into portraiture & identity and the changes driven by technology. Good info to go along with Feltron and Laurie Frick.
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7 Ways Technology is Changing How Art is Made

7 Ways Technology is Changing How Art is Made | Art education & globalization | Scoop.it
Technology is redefining art in strange, new ways. Works are created by people moving through laser beams or from data gathered on air pollution

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This article is about a show in London last year titled “Digital Revolution” The show includeda a wide variety of digital artists who are using technology to push art in different directions. some of the exhibits allowed visitor interaction. The article includes videos. This article may connect with digital portraits.
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This article also contains excellent videos of the art work described. 
Rachel Leah's curator insight, March 14, 2016 3:03 PM
This article also contains excellent videos of the art work described. 
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DataPortraits.Siggraph.final.graphics.pdf

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This article was created by the Sociable Media Group of the MIT Media Lab. Some of the things this article discusses includes the purposes, the appearances, and the creations of data portraits. The information relates to Judith Donath's talk on algorithmic likeness and the work of Nicholas Felton.
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The Art of Reuse, Renew, Recycle - Cabot Science Library - Harvard College Library

The Art of Reuse, Renew, Recycle - Cabot Science Library - Harvard College Library | Art education & globalization | Scoop.it
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This short article is about an art exhibition at Cabot Science Library that featured works made from discarded materials by Harvard artists.The lessons focused on green technologies and lifestyles and students reused, renewed, and recycled to create the projects in the exhibit. This article follows previous artists and articles I have scooped relating to "recycled art" or sometimes referred to as "trash art."
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