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On August 26th, west coast garage-rock poster child Ty Segall released his seventh studio LP, Manipulator. Known for his prolificacy, the California native has been spearheading a west-coast garage rock revival since 2008, incorporating elements of psychedelia and surf into a low-fi, fuzz-filled package.
 
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On August 26th, west coast garage-rock poster child Ty Segall released his seventh studio LP, Manipulator. Known for his prolificacy, the California native has been spearheading a west-coast garage rock revival since 2008, incorporating elements of psychedelia and surf into a low-fi, fuzz-filled package.

 

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Portrait of Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman, W Magazine May 2005 + Portrait of Frances Sherborne Ridley Watts by John Singer Sargent

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Portrait of Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman, W Magazine May 2005 + Portrait of Frances Sherborne Ridley Watts by John Singer Sargent

We can envy the French for croissants, the French Riviera and the unique status of French cultural workers. But it seems that all good things come to an end. For now pastries and dreamy beaches are safe, though we cannot say the same for those artists’ privileges.

 

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Axel Olson is a first-year BFA student who creates music videos and original narratives. This week, F Newsmagazine is pleased to present two of Axel’s videos along with a few of his words explaining what drew him to filmmaking.

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We walked through the mountain valley beside the entrance to the town of Puka. Our host, Leo, the son of the owner of the guesthouse we were staying in, told us that the small lake overlooking the ridge into a stream was artificial, like most of the lakes we had seen during our travels in Albania. The clear water was overhung with draping willows, and tapered into a stream that would be useful for irrigation or flood run off, flowing into the fields below the pine forests.

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Five months ago, an unusually large group of photo students squeezed into room 215, a small, windowless classroom in the Columbus Drive building. About forty undergrads and a handful of IRFM staff members surrounded a bank of Lista worktables that would later hold several steaming boxes of special-order thin crust pizza. This congregation of students had been a long time coming, with frequent emails and posters around the photo lab. These notifications for the student meeting entreated viewers through bold type words like “YOU NEED TO BE THERE” and “PIZZA” in all capital letters. The notifications would be sent out, each one calling attention to the even closer meeting date until finally, a bold-type “tomorrow” was in the first line of the message.

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A documentation of the creation of two mural projects for Art and Street Culture in the SAIC Early College Program Summer Institute. by patreynolds

Image: Local Projects, Gallery One. Photo: provided by Local Projects
INST-INT provides a place for prominent artists and designers to talk about their use of technology
A visual strategist at NASA, a composer for Kronos Quartet and a Guggenheim fellow will be speaking at the much-anticipated INST-INT art and technology conference in Minneapolis September 25-27. Such a gathering of speakers will include three days of insight from all angles of art and technology. Other speakers include professors, executive directors and company founders, all of whom identify as artists and designers whose work directly engages with technology.

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Image: Local Projects, Gallery One. Photo: provided by Local Projects

INST-INT provides a place for prominent artists and designers to talk about their use of technology

A visual strategist at NASA, a composer for Kronos Quartet and a Guggenheim fellow will be speaking at the much-anticipated INST-INT art and technology conference in Minneapolis September 25-27. Such a gathering of speakers will include three days of insight from all angles of art and technology. Other speakers include professors, executive directors and company founders, all of whom identify as artists and designers whose work directly engages with technology.

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Sticking to a theme of “prophecy,” F Newsmagazine designer Meghan Ryan Morris sought out the prognostication talents of Daun Fields, a professional tarot reader and guest lecturer on tarot at Indiana University, to learn what’s in store for the 2014-2015 school year at SAIC as well as offer some insight into the school community. Daun drew six cards: one describing the general characteristics of SAIC students this year, one for each season of the upcoming year, and one for life for students graduating in the spring.

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Apple to release iPhone 6, 6 Plus and Apple Watch
“You are the difference between the world as it was and the better place it will become.”
This was the advertisement with which a recent Apple Special Event opened in Cupertino, California on September 9. The products unveiled hold true to the same initiative:
“Today we are launching the biggest advancement in the history of iPhone,” announced Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, as he took the stage. The audience reacted dutifully, and maintained the same vigor throughout the two-hour event.

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Apple to release iPhone 6, 6 Plus and Apple Watch

“You are the difference between the world as it was and the better place it will become.”

This was the advertisement with which a recent Apple Special Event opened in Cupertino, California on September 9. The products unveiled hold true to the same initiative:

“Today we are launching the biggest advancement in the history of iPhone,” announced Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, as he took the stage. The audience reacted dutifully, and maintained the same vigor throughout the two-hour event.

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The Speed of Sound at the Farnborough Wind Tunnel
In 1935, when the Q121 24 foot wind tunnel was built, it was the largest return-style aerodynamic testing tunnel in Europe. It remains so today. This July the tunnel was opened after over two decades, and for the first time to a general public.  Instead of aerodynamic research, the unique and now Grade 1 listed architectural site in Farnborough, about an hour outside of London, hosted concerts of experimental sound.

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The Speed of Sound at the Farnborough Wind Tunnel

In 1935, when the Q121 24 foot wind tunnel was built, it was the largest return-style aerodynamic testing tunnel in Europe. It remains so today. This July the tunnel was opened after over two decades, and for the first time to a general public.  Instead of aerodynamic research, the unique and now Grade 1 listed architectural site in Farnborough, about an hour outside of London, hosted concerts of experimental sound.

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Student work by Leah Mackin

In Memoriam

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Photo by Patrick Reynolds

But still, there was the bird. Splayed out in the same spot between the buildings; unmoved for weeks and protected in plain sight from the destructive powers of sunlight and truck tires. Caught in the purgatory of the alley.

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Grad Student Kevin B Lee Gains Critical Acclaim for Transformers "Premake"

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On Friday, June 20 graduate student Kevin B. Lee presented Transformers: The Premake at the Nightingale. Although the twenty-five-minute-long YouTube video had premiered days prior to the viewing, Lee showed the film to a sold out audience.

Lee’s website describes the Premake as…