Create/ Elizabeth Jameson

How does your artwork navigate the divide between science and art? My artwork lives at the intersection of science, art, and technology. Connecting these communities has given me so much joy and enabled me to challenge how so many people looking at disease from various perspectives see themselves, their work, and their community. I am…

Finding a New Purpose for Old Technology: A Conversation with Nick Gentry

Many of your materials are sourced by external contributors, including film negatives, VHS cassettes, X-rays, and floppy discs. Why did you choose to work with these items and how is this collaborative effort significant to your artwork? Art is becoming much more inclusive and collaborative. The renaissance days of having this separate, isolated object are…

Gauge: Artwork Under Extreme Conditions

As the ice walls in Baffin Island rise and fall with the tides, visual artists Patrick Thompson, Alexa Hatanaka, and Danny Osborne have a short window in which to paint on the icy surfaces; they must work in tandem with nature to complete their task, both in terms of their timing and the materials they use.…

A’Driane Nieves on the Future of Art

A’Driane Nieves is a USAF veteran, writer, artist, speaker, and postpartum depression and anxiety survivor living with bipolar disorder. A'Driane's writing – which focuses on the intersections of life, motherhood, art, music, faith, race, and mental health – has be en featured on BlogHer, UpWorthy, EverdayFeminism, Postpartum Progress, and the 2015 Austin Listen To Your Mother…

Adjacent Possibilities: Intersecting Art and Entrepreneurship

You lose people as soon as you say the words ‘megawatt-hour’ or tonne of CO2. Climate disruption is a unique challenge that calls on society to invoke unprecedented imagination and ingenuity to address. Yet, with our current paradigms and approaches, we are failing to address climate disruption and other large scale complex issues. Adjacent Possibilities…

Inspired or Stolen?

Pablo Picasso is thought by many to be one of the most original artists of the 20th century. He has become the poster boy of modern art, the central conceit of which is the notion that great art rejects history, makes no references to anything outside itself, and then sets about the business of creating…

A Brief History of Graphic Design

It’s been said that art history is simply a succession of styles. Can the same, then, be said about graphic design history? Anyone familiar with art and/or graphic design history would probably bristle at the suggestion that their meaning and significance can be reduced to something as superficial as a ‘style’. And yet, if you…

The Online Luxury Retail Experience

When the Internet opened to the average Joe over 20 years ago, it’s doubtful anyone dreamed the number of devices connected to the Internet would surpass that of people on Earth in 2008. The extent to which the Internet would shift the basic ways we function as a society, both online and off, was simply incomprehensible.…

From Points to Pixels: Digitizing the Comic

Much like the rest of the publishing industry, comic books are facing a defining moment
 in their history. The broad adoption of tablet, smartphone and online delivery has the potential to revolutionize the comic book business model, or render it unrecognizable. Perhaps both. The industry is inching toward it, not with arms wide open but…