Have you heard of Ello, the creator's network? Designed by creatives for creatives. There are no ads but lots of space for images and text and music. A feast for anyone who loves architecture, music, animation, illustrations and photography!
"Dionne Swift is a textile artist based in Holmfirth in West Yorkshire. She gets inspiration from walks in the landscape on the moors and valleys. She draws using oil pastel and charcoal to produce interpretations of her photos taken from her walks which then go on to form the basis for her machine embroidered art works. Her sewing machine becomes her tool of expression with high speed stitching giving a fast paced energy to the finished pieces. Dionne uses her skills to also make products and run workshops as part of her practice. This film gives a snapshot of her working process."
Make music fast with Skram. [image above]
The chatbots aren’t very good, but that doesn’t mean Facebook isn’t proud of them anyway: “I guarantee you’re going to spend way more money than you want on this,” Marcus chuckled on stage.
RipPix Texture, Tone and Rip Creates an Artistic Mix. "Created for the hobbyist but great for professional, this artistic app applies beautiful combinations of texture and tone to photos then brings focus to your subject in the form of a ripped paper effect."
Discover original indie art: Artfinder.
Periscope. "Explore the world through someone else's eyes." Trendy, live-streaming video app owned by Twitter.
I just started out (again) on Instagram. It's always been the one social networking service that I've really enjoyed, and in the end I gave in. I think it's a quick and easy way to get a peek into your friends and family's days and to share your own days. Being on Instagram helps me keep my iPhoneography momentum going. I tend to look through my photo roll more often when I post to Instagram, instead of photos simply being swallowed by the digital realms - and never viewed. That way I can see the trends, what's going on in my life and what am I paying attention to. Are all my images similar or is there a lot of variation? It helps me develop creatively too.
You'll find Marmalade Moon on Instagram at marmalademoonstudio.
Computers, smartphones and the internet have redefined and expanded the dimensions of our everyday life, allowing us to move and process constant flows of data and providing us with a medium for expressing ourselves creativity and intellectually. In 2013 mass surveillance became common knowledge and it clouds the techno-utopian dream of freedom, democracy and connection. The same devices that first brought us a sense of freedom have been revealed to surveil us.
The sheer scope and audacity of the revelations of internet surveillance is numbingly shocking, and casts a shadow on the time we spend online and the way we use our devices.
"Creating iPad art is easy with ArtRage. I think it feels as close to real painting as you could expect from a tablet. I’ll show you how I use it, but the best way to work it out is to play with it yourself" How to create iPad Art with ArtRage
Creating digital art and how using the iPad mini was a game changer for Jen: The Right Tool Makes All the Difference
How to Photograph Your Paintings (unfortunately you'll need a good deal more than an iPhone for this project)
Are you keeping yourself so busy that you're undermining your own creativity? "Our insatiable need to tune into information – at the expense of savoring our downtime – is a form of “work” (something I call “insecurity work”) that we do to reassure ourselves." What Happened to Downtime?