articles tagged "Art"

Whispering Wooden Geodesic Domes

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 | buzz
Meg Mitchell's work

Meg Mitchell talks about her interactive sculpture just installed on the 3rd floor of the Madison Central Library. more »

The Things on the Ice are Back

Monday, 30 December 2013 | buzz
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What’s on the ice this year? Stills pumping out sour mash bourbon, “Drinky Winkies” and a plywood guard armed with a blunderbuss. Artist Tim Browning takes us on a tour of his annual exhibit on the Lake Monona ice. more »

Save Your Tetra-Paks! Build Fascinating Art!

Monday, 9 December 2013 | buzz
Image showing how to recycle Tetra Packs.

Victor Castro wants your trash and your ideas. Bring your flattened Tetra Packs to your local library. more »

Art as Human Impulse

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 | buzz
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We are often taught that the history of human civilization has been one of near-constant progress. Life keeps getting better, with better technology, more education, more leisure time. In contrast, life in ancient times was, in the words of Thomas Hobbes, “brutish, nasty and short.” But, on the other hand, consider art. The ancients — even cavemen going back 50,000 years into prehistory — found time to make paintings, carvings, sculptures and music. If life then was so rough, why would human beings invest so much time, energy and effort in an activity that has so little relation to their ultimate survival? Thomas Dale has served on the UW Madison faculty since 1999, and is currently the chair of the [...] more »

Frankensteined Scanners Under the Sea

Monday, 21 October 2013 | buzz
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Last time the Monday Buzz talked with Milwaukee artist, Nathaniel Stern, he was sending tweets into space and subverting Wikipedia for his own nefarious artistic ends. Now, he’s jerry-rigging flatbed scanners for high-resolution, time-shifting underwater duty. Listen as Nathaniel explains to host Brian Standing how to turn a flat imager into a self-contained scuba camera, the philosophical nature of an image, and more. more »

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