David Hockney’s iPad Art Goes on Display

Famed British artist David Hock­ney start­ed cre­at­ing art for the iPhone in 2008, and then for the iPad this year, using noth­ing but his fin­gers and this handy Brush­es app. Ini­tial­ly, Hock­ney only shared his dig­i­tal draw­ings with a small cir­cle of friends. But now he’s mak­ing that cir­cle much larg­er. Start­ing in late Octo­ber, Hock­ney’s dig­i­tal fin­ger paint­ing went on dis­play at the Fon­da­tion Pierre Berge-Yves Saint Lau­rent in Paris. The exhi­bi­tion, enti­tled Fleurs fraîch­es (Fresh Flow­ers), runs until Jan­u­ary 30, 2011. Here, Hock­ney explains the basic think­ing behind the exhi­bi­tion, and here you can sam­ple some of the dig­i­tal works on dis­play. Just click and scroll down.

Thanks Ian in Brazil for send­ing this our way…

The Economist Presents the Global Online MBA Forum

This com­ing Mon­day and Tues­day (Novem­ber 15 & 16), The Econ­o­mist will host a free online MBA fair, giv­ing busi­ness school can­di­dates the chance to chat with admis­sions offi­cers and cur­rent stu­dents from over 20 inter­na­tion­al b‑schools. Schools par­tic­i­pat­ing in the online forum include Bran­deis, Cor­nell, Pep­per­dine, Queens Uni­ver­si­ty, the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, and the Copen­hagen Busi­ness School, just to name a few. The two-day event is free and open to the pub­lic. Once par­tic­i­pants reg­is­ter, they will find videos and pod­casts on press­ing MBA ques­tions, and also join chat ses­sions about MBA net­work­ing, career ser­vices, and inter­na­tion­al cur­ricu­lum choic­es. You can reg­is­ter for The Econ­o­mist Glob­al MBA Forum right here (or sim­ply click on the image above), and then get start­ed with the forum itself right here on Mon­day.

Books Savored in Stop Motion Film

This won­der­ful stop motion film makes you pine for the good old fash­ioned print­ed book, per­haps because we all real­ize that Guten­berg’s gift will even­tu­al­ly give way to the Kin­dle and oth­er devices. The three minute film (offi­cial­ly enti­tled This is Where We Live) was shot over three weeks in autumn 2008 to cel­e­brate the 25th anniver­sary of 4th Estate Pub­lish­ers. No less than 20 ani­ma­tors took part in the project, and no less than 1000 books were put to use.

Designrelated.com takes a lit­tle clos­er look at the mak­ing of the nos­tal­gia-induc­ing film. Big thanks to Mike for the good find…

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Writing Studio Floating in Foliage

When asked to design a writ­ing stu­dio in the woods of New York, archi­tect Andrew Berman began work on his dream project. And here’s what he deliv­ered. If only we could all write in such lux­u­ry…

via Media Bistro

Out My Window: An Interactive Documentary

Out My Win­dow — it’s a new inter­ac­tive doc­u­men­tary, a film unlike any you have seen before. Kate­ri­na Cizek, the direc­tor, put it togeth­er over the course of years, and the award-win­ning film uses its nov­el approach to explore life, as it goes on, with­in high­ris­es — the most com­mon­ly built struc­tures dur­ing the past cen­tu­ry. Cre­at­ed with 360º video and high end web tech­nol­o­gy, Out My Win­dow brings you to 13 dif­fer­ent loca­tions across the globe, mov­ing from Chica­go to São Paulo, to Ban­ga­lore and Johan­nes­burg. And the sto­ry does­n’t unfold lin­ear­ly. You choose where and when you want the sto­ries (49 in total) to begin and end. The film is bet­ter expe­ri­enced than described. So my rec­om­men­da­tion: Watch the trail­er, or just jump into the inter­ac­tive doc­u­men­tary and see for your­self.

Paul Auster Reads from New Novel, Sunset Park

This week, Paul Auster releas­es his 16th nov­el, Sun­set Park, which gives lit­er­ary expres­sion to the eco­nom­ic mis­for­tunes weigh­ing on the coun­try. The fore­clo­sures. The unem­ploy­ment. The reces­sion and depres­sion. The nov­el starts to paint the des­per­ate pic­ture quick­ly. Above, we have Paul Auster read­ing the begin­ning pages, and you can fol­low along with this tran­script post­ed online by Amer­i­can Pub­lic Media.

Auster also hap­pens to nar­rate the entire audio ver­sion of Sun­set Park, and, as pre­vi­ous­ly men­tioned here, you can down­load a free audio copy of the nov­el (or pret­ty much any oth­er book of your choice) if you reg­is­ter for a 14-day free tri­al of Audible.com. Once the tri­al is over, you can con­tin­ue your Audi­ble sub­scrip­tion, or can­cel it. It’s up to you. But, either way, you keep the book.

Thanks to Mike for spot­ting the Auster read­ing…

Time Piece: Jim Henson’s Short, Oscar-Nominated Film (1965)

Back in 1965, Jim Hen­son, the great pup­peteer, wrote, direct­ed and starred in a short exper­i­men­tal film, Time Piece, which pre­miered at the Muse­um of Mod­ern Art in NYC. Run­ning a short nine min­utes, the film takes a sur­re­al look at the pass­ing of time. And, despite veer­ing off into rather strange ter­ri­to­ry, the film struck a chord with crit­ics and the film com­mu­ni­ty. Time Piece would be nom­i­nat­ed for an Acad­e­my Award.

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Welcome to the Plutocracy! Bill Moyers Presents the First Howard Zinn Lecture

Howard Zinn, the Peo­ple’s his­to­ri­an, taught at Boston Uni­ver­si­ty for 24 years, until he died ear­li­er this year. In late Octo­ber, Bill Moy­ers deliv­ered the first Howard Zinn Memo­r­i­al Lec­ture dur­ing which, appro­pri­ate­ly enough, he focus­es on the chal­lenges fac­ing our democ­ra­cy, and par­tic­u­lar­ly Amer­i­ca’s long drift toward plu­toc­ra­cy, where the rich get rich­er at the expense of the aver­age cit­i­zen. The talk (fol­lowed by a Q&A ses­sion) runs a good two hours, and Moy­ers him­self starts speak­ing at the 6:40 minute mark. You can watch the video here, or read the tran­script here.

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