Are Your Web Graphics Print-Ready? – thnxz to @sixrevisions


Is Your Web Graphics Print-Ready?

As a web designer, masters of the digital realm, you might have never faced the situation where your designs are going to be sent to a print shop.

Or perhaps you’re an Internet business owner in a place right now where you need printed materials for an event (a conference, a meet-up, billboard advertising, and so forth). You might be an online retailer, a SaaS company, a web development agency, etc.

What happens when you’ve only got web graphics at hand? Graphics designed to be displayed on electronic devices like computer monitors and smartphones.

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Nueva investigación que refuerza el vínculo entre Videojuegos y desarrollo cerebral – gracias @dreig


*Excelente artículo  de Dolors Reig – dreig.eu  * @gabrielcatalano (Extracto)

Hacia un postdigitalismo más avanzado

Y es que las posibilidades para el entrenamiento, la formación de habilidades parecen infinitas…

Imaginemos el simple potencial de las tecnologías Kinect o  Wii, que permiten sin demasiado desgaste físico cosas tan complejas como jugar a Tenis. Hemos emulado de forma bastante certera la experiencia cognitiva pero podemos ir más allá Podemos, dado el estado actual de la investigación en neurociencia, por ejemplo, introducir inputs psico-emocionales que respondan a ritmos cardíacos, análisis faciales, medidas del tono de voz, registro de movimientos oculares, dilatación de pupilas, conductividad de la piel, actividad cerebral, etc.  Serían juegos que trabajarían a un nivel inconsciente, reduciendo todavía más la brecha entre las realidades hechas de átomos y las hechas de bits.

El vídeo de Oculus Rift, uno de los escenarios más populares en el diseño futuro de videojuegos, muestra un posible desarrollo de las Google Glasses y la realidad aumentada. O el de una empuñadura que recrea la sensación de empuñar una raqueta real.

Menos psicofármacos, más videojuegos

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Things You Must Do When Changing WordPress Themes – Thnxz to @onextrapixel


When you revisit some WordPress-driven sites, you may note a change in the feel or appearance of the site since your last visit. This change has been made by altering the WordPress theme of the site. The theme change may result in the disappearance of all your widgets. WordPress makes it very simple to change your blog’s theme design completely. Before you change the design, of your blog or site, you need to take some critical steps so that the change works smoothly.

Vía onextrapixel

15 Things You Must Do When Changing WordPress Themes

The best thing about WordPress is that there are thousands of themes for customizing your blog. WordPress offers great flexibility. New themes are being created daily with many highly customizable free WordPress themes made available. The theme is actually just like a skin for the weblog. The overall look and presentation is also changed. The theme makes changes to the way you display the site but does not make changes to the basic software of the site.

Things You Must Do When Changing WordPress Themes

When you change themes, sometimes the new theme is not able to display the widgets well. This is not such a big problem in the case of standard widgets, such as Archives and Pages. But, you might have painstakingly created several customized scripts and hand written codes having hand-entered parameters. How can you prevent such a disaster from happening while changing your WordPress theme? You need to take care of some aspects while changing the theme to avoid this problem.

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Habitáculo de emergencia para resguardar y atender víctimas


Un argentino sorprendió a la ONU

El 18 se septiembre próximo en la asamblea general de la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU), Nicolás expondrá su proyecto. Según describe, el Cmax System tiene capacidad para albergar a diez personas, se puede poner en cualquier superficie, y sobre todo, es fácil de armar.

El bahiense Nicolás García Mayor presentó un habitáculo de emergencia para resguardar y atender a víctimas

Cmax is an emergency shelter system that provides immediate housing for refugees. It is created to dignify and improve the quality of life of people made homeless by natural disasters, war, and others.

The global ambitions of Art Basel – @swissinfo_en


by Michèle Laird, swissinfo.ch
Art Basel opens in Switzerland following the launch weeks earlier of its first Asian edition in Hong Kong.

An installation titled "Aztec Pattern" created by South Korean artist Osang Gwon was displayed at the Art Basel in Hong Kong

An installation titled “Aztec Pattern” created by South Korean artist Osang Gwon was displayed at the Art Basel in Hong Kong (Keystone)

With Art Basel Miami Beach now in its tenth year, swissinfo.ch looks at the brand’s expansion and how experts view the change.

When Art Basel bought out Art HK two years ago, it injected into the fledging fair the Swiss management style and expertise needed to turn it around. Greater rigour in the selection of galleries and an airy display have resulted in a high level of acclaim for this first edition, although sales were reported to be slow.

“Hong Kong is a symbol of the vitality and dynamism of Asian markets. We have followed our art clients there,” David Saillen, managing director of Axa Art in Switzerland told swissinfo.ch, in appraising the expansion.

“It’s like a springboard into different cultures and different ways of looking at art.” He was impressed by the amount of Asian art in the Swiss-run fair.

Of the 245 leading galleries from 35 countries present at Art Basel Hong Kong (compared with 300 at Art Basel in Switzerland), over half were from Asia.

This figure includes the numerous blue-chip European galleries, such as Gagosian, White Cube, Perrotin or Lehmann Maupin that have opened outposts in Asia in recent years, as well as the entire Indian continent and Australia. “We cannot overstate the importance of that market,” Saillen observed.

According to art economist Clare McAndrew, China alone accounts for 25 per cent of the global art market, up from five per cent in 2006. “It’s an economic reality,” said Saillen.

Art Basel

Art Basel is a constellation of different events under the same label. The 44th edition of Art Basel in Basel includes Art Unlimited, a platform for outsized artworks that will feature 79 artworks this year, the largest number of projects to date, Art Parcours, public artworks and performances by renowned artists and emerging talents, Art Features, curated projects or thematic exhibits, Art Basel Conversations, panel discussions with leading members of the art world, and Art Film, Art Basel’s week-long program of films by and about artists.

 

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Pictoplasma, un ejército de personajes de la cultura visual contemporánea – Thnxz @revistaenie


Criaturas nacidas de la publicidad se resignifican como fetiches antimercado, de la mano de artistas del diseño y las bellas artes.


MONOCULO. El célebre “Darcel Disappoints”, de Craig Redman.

El argentino Julián Chu Manzelli es uno de los argentinos que participan de la muestra “Pictoplasma- White Noise”, en La casa encendida de Madrid.

Están creados por el lápiz y la imaginación de artistas del universo de la animación a la comunicación visual publicitaria pero, a diferencia de los dibujos animados, no tienen una historia detrás. Como el muñeco Michelín (creado en 1894) y Ronald McDonald son, más que narrativos, icónicos, según Lars Denicke y Peter Thaler, los fundadores del proyecto Pictoplasma y curadores de Pictoplasma-White Trash, una muestra colectiva de la obra de 18 artistas internacionales, en La casa encendida de Madrid.

“Se trata de un nuevo movimiento global de artistas que trabajan con una relectura de personajes, utilizándolos como un lenguaje en sí mismo para plantear conceptos y nuevas miradas dentro del arte contemporáneo”, explicó Julián Manzelli, alias Chu…

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