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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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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…

Rendered Ghosts

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"I am some different set of pixels, a spectrum of hex colors scattered in many guises within this once-removed universe."

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A bike ride on Damen with Google Glass by F Newsmagazine webmaster notandrewkaye
Photography by John Couch, through a Creative Commons license
Wright’s Right
by Jackie Dethorn
Frank Lloyd Wright is an interesting study in contrasts. One must ignore the many soap operas of his personal life and his generally unprofessional work life to give his career works a fair review. The Robie House, one of his most fascinating works, is nestled in what is today the Hyde Park campus of the University of Chicago.
Mr. Wright’s lack of attention to construction details is well-documented. Just a bit more iron in the cantilevers and more of his masterpieces would exist without massive reconstructions and/or bracing. Just a bit more pitch to flat roofs and balconies would accommodate the snows and rains of so many environments in the U.S. And perhaps with a basement or two, the destructive rising damp in concrete walls and wooden frames would be nonexistent. His use of special caning for the 176-plus art glass windows and doors in the Robie House is often blamed for the cool breezes that the early residents felt in the house during Chicago winters that can often be brutal.
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Photography by John Couch, through a Creative Commons license


Wright’s Right

by Jackie Dethorn


Frank Lloyd Wright is an interesting study in contrasts. One must ignore the many soap operas of his personal life and his generally unprofessional work life to give his career works a fair review. The Robie House, one of his most fascinating works, is nestled in what is today the Hyde Park campus of the University of Chicago.

Mr. Wright’s lack of attention to construction details is well-documented. Just a bit more iron in the cantilevers and more of his masterpieces would exist without massive reconstructions and/or bracing. Just a bit more pitch to flat roofs and balconies would accommodate the snows and rains of so many environments in the U.S. And perhaps with a basement or two, the destructive rising damp in concrete walls and wooden frames would be nonexistent. His use of special caning for the 176-plus art glass windows and doors in the Robie House is often blamed for the cool breezes that the early residents felt in the house during Chicago winters that can often be brutal.


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Students Prepare for the BFA Animation Showcase

Video by Coco Huang

Illustration by Meghan Ryan Morris
The Sound of One Man Thinking: A Conversation with Composer Alvin Lucierby Alyssa Moxley
Alvin Lucier (b 1931) composes within the subtle spaces of sound. Many of his pioneering works are simple, yet striking explorations of acoustical phenomena: the beating of interfering frequencies, the natural resonance of rooms, and the possibilities in the movement of speaker cones. In late March the MCA hosted a career retrospective of his works with performances by the International Contemporary Ensemble. F Newsmagazine met with the composer to talk about his way of working and teaching.
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Comic by Eric Garcia

SAIC professor and alum exhibits in New York

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Jan Tichy, Untitled, 2014, courtesy of the Fridman Gallery website

Current SAIC professor in the departments of Photography and Art & Technology and 2009 MFA graduate, Jan Tichy will be in New York this week in connection with two gallery events.

The first, on Wednesday June 11…

(via saic)