Creators
  • Chineasy – Shao Lan Hsueh
    Chineasy – Shao Lan Hsueh

    Learning written Chinese is a daunting task for foreigners, requiring a knowledge of several thousand characters to achieve basic literacy (although the language itself has many tens of thousands). Telling them apart and memorising them all will take the average Chinese schoolkid half a dozen years, so goodness knows how long it could take a part-time non-Chinese student.

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  • Paul X. Johnson
    Paul X. Johnson

    “I love working from a written piece because my brain naturally starts forming visual images. My notes give me a platform to be able to think more deeply about possible ideas. I’m always in my own head, thinking about something.”

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Pick of the Month
  • Creative Innovation 2015 Asia Pacific: Register now for Earlybird Ticket!
    Creative Innovation 2015 Asia Pacific: Register now for Earlybird Ticket!

    Creative Innovation 2015 Asia Pacific will be held in Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, Australia on 23-25 MAR, 2015. It is the premiere conference for anyone who cares about creativity, innovation, leadership and change. Conference plus Deep Conversations, Master Classes, Gala Dinner, incredible Australian performers and artists...not to be missed! Use the promo code “growth” to receive 10% off Silver, Gold and Platinum conference packages!

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  • Tom Moore wins City of Hobart Art Prize
    Tom Moore wins City of Hobart Art Prize

    THIS IS NO FANTASY is proud to announce that Tom Moore is the winner of the A$15,000 City of Hobart Art Prize for his glass work 'Light Bulb Moment'. The judges praised Tom's piece as a bravura work using traditional Italian glass techniques in a technically sophisticated and contemporary way. The City of Hobart Art Prize is on at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery until 23 NOV 2014.

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Upcoming Events
Microwave International New Media Arts Festival 2014
Microwave International New Media Arts Festival 2014

With the curated theme of "Living Architecture," the 18th Microwave is having its grand opening on 7th November this year. Revolving around city, technology, and life, Microwave has invited multiple world known artists and scholars to come to Hong Kong with their latest media art works and projects. The programme this year comprises a series of exhibitions, artist talks, film screenings, and workshops that gives audience an experience of being dazed and allured by techno-arts and insights of the interaction between cityscape, green architecture, and political climate.

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  • Jean-Michel Basquiat and Friends: Photographs by Roland Hagenberg
    Jean-Michel Basquiat and Friends: Photographs by Roland Hagenberg

    The exhibition “Jean-Michel Basquiat and friends: Photographs by Roland Hagenberg” is presented at Sin Sin Fine Art’s two venues: The Basquiat images at 54 Sai Street and next door at Nr. 53 Hagenberg’s portraits of other artists, that shaped the art world of New York three decades ago. All images are accompanied by small anecdotes that Hagenberg wrote to explain the situation when the photographs originated – mostly in an intimate and trustful environment.

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  • Hear From 25 International Creatives at DesignThinkers 2014
    Hear From 25 International Creatives at DesignThinkers 2014

    DesignThinkers features visionaries from the worlds of advertising, film, TV, retail, publishing, branding, type, infographics, social media and government. The campaign for this year's conference, developed by TAXI with illustration by Andrew Kolb, is premised upon 'The Awakening'. Designers are descendants of an extra-terrestrial race that must evolve in our ever-changing world or be rendered obsolete. DesignThinkers 2014 will be a mass reprogramming of minds drawn from out-of-this-world inspiration.

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  • Nick Thomm first New York solo exhibition:  Tropic Glows
    Nick Thomm first New York solo exhibition: Tropic Glows

    New York based, Australian artist, Nick Thomm is going to have his first New York solo exhibition, Tropic Glows, on November 6. Taking over a two story space in the Lower East Side, the artist – lauded for his signature new media style – will present a new collection of large scale, mixed media works on transparent Perspex, kaleidoscopic neon silk flags, holographic skate decks and a series of new 3D video works.

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  • MIRA Live Visual Arts Festival 2014
    MIRA Live Visual Arts Festival 2014

    The MIRA festival is an international placeholder in the visual arts calendar bringing new creations, unexpected symbiosis, knowledge transfer and opportunities to ensure musical and visual artistic collaborations are fostered. What differentiates MIRA from other festivals and cultural activities, is the ability to interweave the visual and music elements to transform them into a unique and immersive experience for the public. MIRA creates genuine sensory experiences.

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  • Art Represent – Outside Fixed Patterns
    Art Represent – Outside Fixed Patterns

    Art Represent has gathered a unique collective of working artists each experimenting with creative textures, materials and form. The pieces in this collection range from furniture to prints and organic matter installations. These singular works share an accessibility often-times missing in contemporary art, in that they fluidly integrate both within a budding art collection or in the interior decor of your home. All works will be for sale.

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  • Adbusters #115: Blueprint for a New World Part IV (Techno) – What is reality?
    Adbusters #115: Blueprint for a New World Part IV (Techno) – What is reality?

    Is your OS up to date? Good. How’s your WiFi connection? Great. Are you reading this hunched over in a cubicle? LOL. Or maybe huddled in a bomb shelter? Uh-oh. Are you ready for Reality 2.0? Yikes. Can’t quite kick your Facebook habit? That’s normal. Or perhaps you’re wondering about the meaning of life now that every human action is monitored, recorded and exploited by the data-industrial complex? Yeah. So are we.

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  • COLORS 90: Football – Thirty-two teams. One golden trophy.
    COLORS 90: Football – Thirty-two teams. One golden trophy.

    This summer, an elite selection of extraordinary footballers finally comes together to play the most beautiful game on earth in COLORS 90 – Football. In this issue, a mechanical striker winds up to score at the 2014 RoboCup, a Saudi goalie dives for the save on a top secret pitch for women, and players from the streets of Sao Paulo to the fields of Dharamsala break out their bicycle kicks. For the 226 million footballers who play on streets, at school, at work, in jail and everywhere other than under the spotlight, COLORS presents the world’s most popular game as FIFA has never dared show it.

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