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Wrath of the digital graff

I’ve always been into art in the streets. There is something special about the mysterious, obscure & dangerous methods it takes to create graffiti art. Wild Style is one of my favorite movies to this date. Some call it vandalism, others call it art. True graffiti writers don’t give a sh*t what you call it, so long as they “get up”.  In this ever changing world of technology and open networks of communication, it should be no surprise that graffiti has evolved along w/ the digital revolution (known as the ever-cliche “2.0″). The world wide web and it’s army of geeks are rising to the occasion.  Read the rest of this entry »

 

RIP GeoCities

GeoCities, age 14, died on October 26, 2009. The cause of death is still unknown.

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Born mid-1995 in Southern California, GeoCities lived on the world wide web and worked it’s way into the lives of millions by introducing casual internet surfers to pop-ups, pop-unders, animated gifs, and broken html markup until it’s death in 2009.

Survivors include Yahoo, WebCrawler, AOL, Twitter, and countless others. GeoCities was preceded in death by Jeeves, Compuserve, Netscape (the browser), and Angelfire.

Memorial services will be held at http://web.archive.org. Burial will be at http://geocities.yahoo.com/. Relatives, friends, memes, trolls, and search bots are welcome.

There are several websites that made a splash via GeoCities. Kate confessed to having a fan page of some sort at one point in time… and I had a few pages lurking out there somewhere too, though I’m struggling to remember what they were. Without GeoCities, we wouldn’t have the Icy Hot Stuntaz. Thankfully, the content will never die. Find a nice collection of screen captures of classic GeoCities websites at Internet Archaeology.

 

Tastes of Spain

spanish-peppersAs you know the Sacred Spain exhibition is almost here at the IMA, and to put you in the right frame of mind Nourish Café is offering a special 2 week menu called Tastes of Spain!  As a food junkie, I am pretty excited to try everything and from what I’ve heard it tastes amazing. I’ve also been told the rest of October will have Spain inspired menu items and ingredients.

Check out the Tastes of Spain 2 week menu after the jump as I get back to Sacred Spain TAP design tasks and website updates. Stay tuned for Daniel’s post tomorrow with some exciting info about the multimedia goodies we’ve been working on!

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ArtBabble Reloaded

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That’s right, we are thrilled to announce the arrival of 10 new partners on ArtBabble! Along with these new partners comes a whole new batch of art videos to check out. Good luck getting any work done today!  Read the rest of this entry »

 

Celebrating Mpozi Tolbert

July 3rd, 2009 marked the 3 year anniversary of the passing of an Indianapolis arts, music and culture hero DJ Mpozi Tolbert. To mark the anniversary, amongst the multiple celebrations, solar powered lighting was installed on the north wall of Spin Nightclub in Broad Ripple to highlight the mural painted by local Indy artists in 2008.

The Mpozi mural at Spin in Broad Ripple gets solar lighting. Photo by @Muirwoody

The Mpozi mural at Spin in Broad Ripple gets solar lighting. Photo by @Muirwoody

Here is a video, produced by IndyStar, documenting the making of the mural dedicated to Mpozi Tolbert. Much more after the jump…

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About Matt

Matt is a Senior Digital Graphic Designer at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and for IMA Lab with a craving for aliased pixels and 80's color schemes.

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