RSA Animate

21.07.10
RSA Animate illustrating a lecture by the authors of SuperFreakonomics, Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner If you find your mind wandering during lifeless lectures, then this animated lecture series might be just the thing. The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (better known as the RSA) has been hosting lectures with key thinkers for countless years and in the last three has ...
Cliché spotting

23.06.10
www.clichespotting.com For anyone suffering with student-show-fatigue (every year the same-old same-old, re-hashed and disassembled) a handy new iphone app might help you channel your frustration. The brain-child of Pascal Raabe and Barnaby Norwood, Cliché Spotting is a free application allows you to select which college show you are attending and then scroll though their pre-determined selection of ‘art school clichés’, ticking off the applicable as you go. Categories ...
Robots and Avatars

16.06.10
Robotsandavatars.net Robots and Avatars is a brilliant project that invites today’s techno savvy young people to consider how we may present ourselves online and how we might interact with robots in the future. On the project’s website you can follow the blog, which is full of amazing insights into robotic innovations, and you can watch insightful presentations given by specialists such as Professor Noel Sharkey from ...
The Artist Is Present

08.06.10
The Artist Is Present, Marina Abramović, 2010. This week APEngine has enjoyed scrolling through the online portraits recording Marina Abramović‘s latest performance for the Museum of Modern Art in New York. For her exhibition Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present, the MoMA’s first performance retrospective, Abramović performed every day the museum was open between 14 March and 31 May, in her longest performance to date. Visitors ...
Minimovies

28.05.10
minimovies.org Minimovies is a site dedicated to showcasing a selection of bizarre episodic documentaries produced by the good folks at Submarine Channel, which handily can be viewed on a variety of platforms. The documentaries produced to date have been superb – here’s a few highlights to give you an idea… Grillz or ‘Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is’, an extraordinary glimpse into the popularity of mouth ...
Outcasting

19.05.10
Mona Lisa, Lauren Moffatt on Outcasting Outcasting is an online moving image gallery run by artist Michael Cousin. A voluntary organisation it offers a platform for practitioners of the moving image. Artists, filmmakers, animators and documentary makers are selected for screenings of their work in bi-monthly seasons that are then archived on the site. The organisation also distributes selections of the work to screenings and events ...
It’s a lottery

06.05.10
Artists' Lottery Syndicate With their motto of: “You’ve got to be in it to win it!” the artists’ in the Artists’ Lottery Syndicate have everything to play for.  Launching on 1 July and running for one year this forty-strong creative Syndicate will strategically play The National Lottery using a system designed to maximise the odds for the players. The system requires the Syndicate to purchase forty-four ...