[artinfo] Digital Artists Handbook
taylor at greenquarter.co.uk
Wed Feb 6 20:51:21 CET 2008
FOLLY ANNOUNCES GROUND-BREAKING "DIGITAL ARTISTS HANDBOOK"
folly has announced the completion of the first
edition of an important new project, the Digital
Artists Handbook: www.digitalartistshandbook.org
The Digital Artists Handbook is a new, up to
date, reliable and accessible source of
information that introduces artists to different
tools, resources and ways of working related to
digital art. The touchstone of this new
compendium is free/libre open source software
(FLOSS) and technologies.
The Handbook has been edited by Marloes de Valk
and Aymeric Mansoux of GOTO10, a collective of
international artists and programmers.
Creative Director Kathryn Lambert said "folly are
very excited to announce our Digital Artists
Handbook, which we hope will be an indispensable
resource for artists seeking an introduction to
the world of free and open source technologies.
folly strongly believe that FLOSS is an
empowering, cost-effective and democratic way to
introduce digital art technologies to artists".
Building on the collaborative and accumulative
nature of the web, the Digital Artists Handbook
will always be a work-in-progress, with new
articles being commissioned on an ongoing basis,
and new fields explored.
The goal of the Handbook is to be a signpost, a
source of practical information and content that
bridges the gap between new users and the
platforms and resources that are available, but
not always very accessible. The Handbook will be
slowly filled with articles written by invited
artists and specialists, talking about their
tools and ways of working.
Kathryn Lambert said "We're especially pleased
that folly has worked with a range of
international artists and specialists who have
shared insight into their areas of expertise".
The digital artist handbook is brought to you by
folly and has developed out of ongoing
consultation with artists working with
technology, which has shown a need for removing
the barriers for artists to use digital tools.
The project is supported by Arts Council England.
You can support the Digital Artists Handbook and
folly's work in general by visiting folly's
donate page. £185 would pay for the writing of a
new article for the Handbook by a world leader in
their field, and whatever you can give will be
valued. So your support - however big or small -
can make a difference.
The artists and practitioners who participated in
the first stage of writing the Handbook are:
Kristina Andersen, Frank Barknecht, Tom Betts,
Florian Cramer, Phil Chandler, Olga Goriunova,
Kathryn Lambert, Olivier Laruelle, Thor
Magnusson, Nicolas Malevé, Aymeric Mansoux, Iman
Moradi, Jon Phillips, Tom Schouten, Marloes de
Valk, Peter Westenberg, and Simon Yuill.
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