MOMENTS | Mash-up: Photographer/Artist Akihiko Miyoshi Merges Digital x Analog Photography

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Photography, art, and technology come together in Akihiko Miyoshi’s visual experiments. Before Miyoshi began his career in art, he was a computer engineer pursing a PhD at Carnegie Mellon University. Though the artist altered his professional trajectory, he continues to incorporate elements of technology and data in his work, merging art with the digital. “CMYKRGB,” Miyoshi’s latest visual series, blends analog and digital photography and is on display at Circuit Gallery until May 9th.

MOMENTS | Collage: Yang Yongliang’s Urban Landscapes x Shan Shui Terrain Digital Collages

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Chinese photographer and artist Yang Yongliang creates collages using digital manipulation, and in one of his largest series yet, he embedded sprawling urban landscapes in shan shui-like terrain. Yongliang studied traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy, so his collages often merge elements of traditional Chinese art with modern urban imagery. Chinese New Year is this Thursday, so in celebration, we’re showing our appreciation for Yongliang’s From the New World collage.

MOMENTS | Collage: Rapper Yung Jake x emoji.ink x Celebrity Emoji Collages

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Rapper and artist Yung Jake has taken emojis and made them an art form. Using a new site called emoji.ink, Yung Jake uses our favorite pictograms to create life-like collages of celebrities like Larry David, Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa and Jay Z. The collages also incorporate an incredible amount of thought and detail; the fact that we often use emojis as descriptions isn’t lost in the collage-making process. In an emoji-filled text correspondence with Time Magazine, Yung Jake explained that, as part of his artistic process, he uses emojis that relate to the person. Case in point: Larry David’s features the old man emoji, and his receding hairline is made via clouds and old people sneakers.

MOMENTS | Mash-up: “Pixel”, A Dance Performance Incorporating Interactive Digital Projections


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Pixel” is a digital-era dance piece created by French choreographer Mourad Merzouki and digital designers Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne, known collectively as Adrien M / Claire B. The piece was also done in collaboration with hip-hop choreographer Cie Kafig. The hour-long piece is “a work on illusion combining energy and poetry, fiction and technical achievement, hip hop and circus.” The dance performance at Maison des Arts de Créteil France on November 15th and is currently on tour.

MOMENTS | Collage: Art Director Sato Masahiro’s Surreal Collages Blend Digital x Analog Images 


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Tokyo-based art director Sato Masahiro, known by his moniker Q-TA uses digital and analog methods to create collages with vintage encyclopedias and magazines. His collages are beautiful bizarre, surreal works that take inspiration from childhood books and stories.

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Black Atlass “Jewels” Music Video x Digitally Remixed Images With 3D Rendered Humans 


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Black Atlass‘ slow burn and melancholic RB jam “Jewels”, from his Young Bloods EP, has a music video now. Directed by Yoann Lemoine, the video’s digitally made and remixed images of reality are a perfect embodiment of how the lines between the “real” world and the technological world have been blurred.

MOMENTS | Collage: Tyler Spangler x Psychedelic Digital Collage Remixes


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Artist Tyler Spangler (who also once ran an illegal punk venue for 13 shows before the police shut it down) creates digital collages by blending his graphic designs with pieces of old photographs. Photomontage is typically done by hand—cutting and repasting to create the desired image—but Spangler has an equally difficult but different approach. Spangler uses pieces of old photographs, but the majority of his collages come from his own digitally rendered patterns texture and color.

MOMENTS | Mash-up: FKA twigs x Google Glass Collaborate For Digital x Reality Bending Short Film #throughglass


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FKA twigs (Tahliah Barnett) made #throughglass, a conceptual short film she directed for and made via Google Glass. We have to say, the way she uses Google Glass is genuinely inspired. Known for her highly-regarded choreography, twigs puts on Google Glass before bursting into dance routines inspired by the videos streamed directly to her eyes.

MOMENTS | Artist Anthony Howe’s New Wind-Powered Kinetic Sculptures 


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Kinetic sculptor Anthony Howe is back with new wind-powered kinetic sculptures. The artist uses specialized software to digitally mockup each piece before creating the metal components.
The slightest breeze sets the alien-like kinetic sculptures into a pulsating array of motion. Check out the rest of Howe’s work via his YouTube channel.

MOMENTS | Legendary Photographer Pioneer Anton Perich


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“Reality is not what photography is about – it is an abstract world based on the seductive and the fantastic” — Anton Perich
#FBF. Read this interview with Croatia-born Anton Perich. The legendary photographer built the revolutionary electronic painting machine and helped launch the digital photography movement.