the file arts flow

This is the scrapbook for The File Arts an online digital gallery, selling digital art. This tumblr contains anything that involves digital art and any artists and images we find interesting. Some of the artists featured here are associated with The File Arts, most are not. Some artists are not yet featured — we would love to. This blog like a sneak peek into the kitchen of the gallery. It offers no guarantees or excuses.

Walking City


Walking City is a slowly evolving walking video sculpture by Universal Everything. A walking tour of modern architecture, if you will.

File this one under mesmerizing. A deserving winner of the Golden Nica award at Ars Electronica. (via subtraction)


Jonathan Weiskopf

Chella Choi, 2014 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, final round, 6th hole, Pinnacle Country Club, Rogers, AR., 2014

inkjet print, 7.5 x 13.3 inches



A digital art display platform from Japan with motion detection, available in two sizes - kickstarter video embedded below:

FRAMED is an Internet connected display that allows you to showcase artwork in a way that has never been done before. 

Designed to be the world’s first canvas for the art of our generation, allowing you to experience and enjoy beautiful art within a normal, everyday setting. Perfect for creators and fans of visual culture alike, hang it on your wall, choose an artwork, and transform your space into a living, virtual gallery of creative expressions. 

The evolution of technology and accessibility of the internet has brought out an expansive range and depth in digital art, and now, FRAMED can bring digital art into your everyday.

Over the course of a year, we’ve built two sizes (24-inch / 40-inch) with immense care and attention to craftsmanship. Every unit contains a gorgeous full-HD display, graphics processing, integrated inputs, and motion sensors within a mere 18mm (0.7 inches) in depth. We’ve created a minimalist object as the perfect backdrop for showcasing artwork, while maintaining powerful features to allow each frame to be totally unique, and exactly what you, the creator, makes of it.

More can be found at the Kickstarter page here

Some thoughts from Filip Visnjic at Creative Applications can be found here

(via prostheticknowledge)


"With so much critical thought around internet art, it can only become much more interesting." - MAJA CULE

Maja Cule talks to Dazed for their ‘State of Art’ series about Paddles ON!, memes, sharing economies, and her upcoming solo show at Arcadia_Missa in October.

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Freewaves - Across Currents


Deadline: Aug 4, 2014

Freewaves is looking for experimental media art, video, and animations. Selected works will be displayed as outdoor projections at upcoming events at Side Street Projects, Grand Park, LACE, Pasadena public art, other venues and/or shown to 1 million riders per day on 2,000 Metro buses in Los Angeles.

Freewaves is dedicated to the creative exhibition of innovative and culturally relevant independent new media from around the world. Freewaves facilitates cross-cultural dialogues by inventing dynamic new media exhibition forms at experimental and established venues.

 Bill Domonkos, 2014) (Photo: Library of Congress, between 1850 and 1880)

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Julien Rivoire, Only This Moment, Illustration/Animation, 06/13/2014

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Julien Rivoire, Only This Moment II, Illustration/Animation, 06/16/2014

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[T]he earliest art works originated in the service of a ritual—first magical, then the religious kind…. [T]he unique value of the ‘authentic’ work has its basis in ritual…. [F]or the first time in world history, mechanical reproduction emancipates the work of art from its parasitical dependence on ritual. From a photographic negative, for example, one can make any number of prints; to ask for the ‘authentic’ print makes no sense. But the instant the criterion of authenticity ceases to be applicable to artistic production, the total function of art is reversed. Instead of being based on ritual, it begins to be based on another practice—politics.

— Walter Benjamin  (via nicholasballesteros)



The Top Ten Softest Net Artists in the Game

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nicolassassoon's browser-wide GIF, Studio Visit.

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Electric Objects - Artist in Residency Program

The successfully-funded internet art display is offering ten paid places for artists to develop something unique for the platform:

We’ve been really inspired by the response to the Kickstarter campaign from the artist community, and want to find a way to encourage experimentation with Electric Objects.

EO1 might be an interesting combination of hardware and software, but it’s not much more than that without a strong community of artists and developers who see it as a compelling platform for creative expression, and a new way to connect with humans.

So today we’re announcing the beta of our Artist in Residence program. This is an experiment, an exploration into the creative and distributive potential of a new platform.

The purpose of this beta program is to encourage artists and developers to create work with EO1 in mind. Nothing that comes out of this program will be exclusive to EO1, we only ask that you consider it in your creative process, and think of it as a primary context for presentation.

More Here + at the electricobjects Tumblr here

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