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Everyone on my Tumblr dash, PLEASE watch this. Especially if you are a creative artist:
Adobe is going to scrap their hard copies (disks) for their software (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Flash), and have you pay a subscription for the latest software called the Adobe Creative Cloud. $50 per month. Could you really afford such an expense in the long run?
This is really disturbing. Please hear what he has to say, it really is a serious situation for working artists. Pass this along so others may know about the Adobe Creative Cloud and how horrible it is.
Yep… Just went to see how much Flash costs. You know, to just buy the program? Guess what? After spending a while looking, it appears that you CAN’T anymore. You have to pay an outrageous subscription fee. I hate adobe. Is there a petition going around to stop this nonsense? Because I want to sign it.
Thanks! I know a lot of artists and people who like art follow me. You guys should go sign that.
Today I just signed the petition in the voice against the Adobe Creative Cloud. For those who are not familiar with what the new Creative Cloud can do to you as an artist, I really suggest you watch this video.
For those who have seen, reblogged, faved, here’s the link (as shown in the previous reblog) to sign the petition. Anything can happen, Adobe really needs to know that many artists are not supportive of them controlling not just the software..but the content worked on the Cloud.
Signed! Boosting the signal, I prefer to be able to buy my software.
wow as if adobe products werent already ridiculously expensive and pr much inaccessible to many artists through “legitimate” means
sighs is this real is this really happening
i doubt that they’ll go through with it if enough people scream at them, like didnt netflix try to increase their fee by two dollars or something only to get nightmare-level backlash?
Over the course of four years Mark took portraits at 13 high school proms held across the country using one of only five existing 20×24 inch Polaroid Land Cameras. The results are exquisite, formal, and composed portraits illustrating a wide diversity of couples (and solos). Emo kids. The young-rich-fashionable. Survivors. Charming geeks.
The project was published in the book Prom and documented by her filmmaker husband Martin Bell as interviews on camera. Mark’s work is currently on view at New York’s Janet Borden gallery until January 19; see some of our favorite shots of kids these days below in our slideshow.
The first-time candidate has never held a political position, but decided to run after fans of his work started a “Franz for President” initiative, says the Associated Press. He received 88,000 signatures from voters in favor of his inclusion on the ballot, AP reports, far more than the 50,000 required by law.
Asking potential artists to keep the “magic” in art, he proposed art as a potential salve for the onslaught of information overload people face in the 21st century. He warned of the danger of societies adopting a view of art that is too calculated or scientific, because, he says, “as opposed to science, art is badly measurable…suggesting scientific methods to art is nonsense [and then] art becomes…[merely] a chain of information.”
Vladmir Franz at TEDxBrno: Steadily declining faith in education and awareness of context at the turn of the millennium
It’s yet to be determined whether Vladmir’s views on art, politics, and new ideas will grant him a position as the next Czech head of state, but the curious do not have long to wait: the first round of official elections in the Czech Republic take place this Friday and Saturday, January 11-12, 2013.
Here’s an awesome bit of high tech urban mischief. Greg Petchkovsky uses 3D photoscan software and a 3D printer to create objects that blend seamlessly into their surroundings. A solid brick appears to be melting, the corner of a sandstone block has worn away to reveal that it’s made of LEGO bricks. Made for the “Make it real” challenge on Instructables, the pieces are wonderfully convincing.
This work is based on Emily Dickinson in 1862, when she wrote 366 poems in 365 days. It is a real-time memorial to that year, which burns for exactly one year. The sculpture is comprised of 366 individual candles arranged in a linear sequence, each of which burns for 24 hours. The colour of each candle matches a colour mentioned in the corresponding poem. For the poems in which no colour is mentioned, the candles are made out of natural paraffin.
From Nixon to Monroe, Mr. Halsman has a unique approach to his compositions. Not to say as if he was the first to do photo manipulation/surrealism, but he carefully engages his subjects. Talking them off the pristine ladder and encouraging them to be more. Let loose! “Jump!” He exclaimed, and they did. The amazing series he does with all these stars. Jumpology! I’ll leave you with one of his quotes.
“Most people stiffen with self-consciousness when they pose for a photograph. Lighting and fine camera equipment are useless if the photographer cannot make them drop the mask, at least for a moment, so he can capture on his film their real, undistorted personality and character. “