GPS art: the hybrid activity mixing creativity and fitness – video | Technology

GPS art or GPX is a combination of both fitness and artistic activity. Your movements, traced by GPS signals, become the paint on a city-sized canvas. You can run, ride or walk your artwork through popular fitness tracking apps such as Strava and the path of your choosing. Tackling the Continue Reading

‘Human etch-a sketch’: GPS art, burbing and my attempt to recreate the Guardian masthead | Technology

Henry David Thoreau once wrote: “This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” More than 150 years later, a new generation of artists tracing their movements via GPS to create sketches are proving Thoreau’s words remarkably prescient. That’s what Strava art is at its core. Named after the fitness Continue Reading

Events horizon: the films, music, art and more to get excited about in 2021 | Culture

Music Massive albums by massive artists… From Drake (due late December) to Foo Fighters (5 February). We may also hear from Adele, Rihanna, Frank Ocean, Cardi B and Kanye West. Plus Beyoncé, that shock album-drop pioneer might join the party, too. Tour o’clockFrom Dua Lipa to Stormzy to the Pet Continue Reading

In these days of scrolling and outrage, have we lost our ability to discuss art? | Mary Wollstonecraft- Tempemail

Three weeks ago – ancient history in the opinion cycle – Maggi Hambling’s sculpture for Mary Wollstonecraft was unveiled on Newington Green in north London. I say “unveiled”, but it was really more a question of the sculpture being set loose. First it was photographed in truncated, misleading closeup, then Continue Reading

Sheep and Land Rovers rejoice: Pooley Bridge reunites the Lake District | Art and design

When Pooley Bridge lost its namesake crossing to the torrential floods of Storm Desmond in 2015, the picturesque Lake District village was robbed of more than just a route over the water. “It was like losing a well-loved relative,” says Miles MacInnes, chairman of the parish council. “Our community was Continue Reading

One Caravaggio coming right up! Adam Lowe, the art world’s master faker | Art and design

The grandest spaces in the whole of the mighty Victoria and Albert Museum are the Cast Courts, built high enough to hold a full-scale replica of Trajan’s Column in Rome, which is colossal even in two pieces. No less imposing are the London museum’s 19th-century copies of Michelangelo’s David, not Continue Reading

Union jack swastikas and space-age braids: Thirteen Ways of Looking – review | Art

Keith Piper’s THIRTEEN DEAD remains relatively unknown. Yet the 1982 work was one of the earliest artistic responses to the previous year’s fire at a house party in New Cross, south London, that took the lives of 13 young black people. Handwritten words appear with pictures of the victim’s face Continue Reading

Michelle Wolf to Melania’s roses: the arts and pop culture that sum up the Trump era | Culture

Architecture Travesty in the Rose Garden Since he’s a former real-estate tycoon, it seems fitting that Donald Trump’s tenure should express itself in some sort of building. So which edifice best defines his era? Well, there is the “big, beautiful wall” planned for the border with Mexico. “Nobody builds walls Continue Reading

Hardcore pop fans are abusing critics – and putting acclaim before art | Music- Tempemail

The album rating system at US publication Pitchfork is one of the most silly and nerdy things in music journalism. The Guardian’s five-star system looks neanderthal compared with Pitchfork’s decimal-point ratings, where an album can get 3.2 (oof), 6.5 (meh), 9.2 (wow) and so on. 0.0 has been used as Continue Reading

Cutting edge: Japanese paper art inspires a non-slip shoe | Technology

The Japanese art of paper cutting and folding, or kirigami, has led to mind-bending 3D structures from 2D sheets, including spectacular pop-up designs. But now researchers have been getting to grips with the technique for a very down-to-earth reason: creating non-slip shoes. Scientists have revealed they have developed a kirigami-inspired Continue Reading