The topic of NFTs - non-fungible tokens, to use its full name (one that confounds many people) - occupies a large part of the conversation in the March episode of For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report that Shel and I recorded last weekend. We had a lively discussion, contributed to in part by Chip and Dan chipping in from the chat in our YouTube channel where the discussion was being streamed live, aided greatly by all the analyses, narratives and opinions by others published in … [Read more...] about FIR 205: Are NFTs nifty or not?
If youâ€™re an art lover who owns an iPhone or iPod Touch, you will rejoice today as you can visit the MusÃ©e du Louvre in Paris right on your device, wherever you happen to be. The museum just launched an iPhone app that offers a glimpse into the rich works of art and other treasures you find in the museum galleries in Paris. Get to know the Mona Lisa. Explore the works of Tintoretto, Titian and others of the Renaissance period. Tour the museum through a collection of videos. Get … [Read more...] about Art on the go
The old saying "I don't know much about art but I know what I like" is one I apply to myself much of the time. About the only art works I have at home where I know (and can remember) the name of the artist are some really nice prints by Jack Vettriano. Last Thursday, I took part in a panel discussion that I called blog as an art form, which looked at the blog as the new canvas to debate the broad question "Is blogging the new way for people to express themselves creatively?â€ The debate was … [Read more...] about Yes, blogging can be art
I'm speaking at an intriguing event in London on Thursday June 12, something a bit outside the usual social media-focused business events I've been speaking at during this year. The event is a debate linked to DesignIT 2008, a competition run by Microsoft TechNet in which people who enter use their expertise in technology to design a system that will improve the IT infrastructure of a charity of each entrant's choice. The winner will work with a team of Microsoft Technical Evangelists to plan, … [Read more...] about Blog as an art form at DesignIT 2008
The Last Supper, the most famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci, has been posted on the internet as a very high resolution image that enables anyone to zoom in on minute details of the painting for close-up examination. HAL9000 (love the name!), the company behind this project, says: [...] The online visualisation system of the highest definition photograph ever in the world (16 billion pixels) will in fact let viewers enlarge and observe any portion of the painting, giving them a clear view of … [Read more...] about The Last Supper in 16 billion pixels close-up
Living in Amsterdam, it's hard to avoid exposure to Rembrandt, the renowned artist and paradigm of the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century. Impossible to avoid today as it is the 400th anniversary of the birth of the Dutch master - 15 July 1606 - whose full name is Rembrandt van Rijn. Celebration events are taking place in museums and other locations worldwide, far beyond Holland's borders. CODART, the worldwide network of museum curators of Dutch and Flemish art, is tracking all events, 85 … [Read more...] about The world celebrates Rembrandt