After engaging a conversation recently with someone assessing the pros and cons of a tattoo design they are considering, I realized how numb I was to this conversation. It seems like “What tattoo should I get?” has become quite a popular question. Oddly enough, this conversation took place in a professional workplace. Over the past [...]
Hannah Gross is a 19-year-old student at the University of Michigan with a wonderful passion for music. She has loved singing ever since she was a little girl, but recently just started showcasing her talent for larger crowds in Ann Arbor. She has been been playing shows at Potbelly's in Ann Arbor, and will be [...]
Tyler Ward is a diverse musician from Colorado, and has been a pioneer for the YouTube cover movement for quite some time. Personally, Tyler was the first YouTube cover artist that I ever stumbled upon, and he has inspired me to make many covers of my own. What makes Tyler so different from the others [...]
The second most viewed band on YouTube. Not too shabby. If you haven't heard of these guys yet, then you're in for a big treat. Boyce Avenue is a group of three brothers, Alejandro, Fabian, and Daniel Manzano, who all play numerous instruments and contribute to the vocals of the different songs. After college at [...]
The annual music festival Coachella, held in Indio, CA, is about to take music festivals where they have never gone before. After being unable to accommodate ticket demand last year, coordinators got together to see just how big this phenomenon actually was. After music festival junkies heard that the festival was expanding to two consecutive [...]
In the face of the failure of a perspective, Thomas Edison once optimistically said, “we now know a thousand ways not to make the light bulb.” Edison rightly saw these failed perspectives as a cost worth bearing.
You snap a picture on your smartphone, edit it quickly in an app, and upload it straight to Facebook, Twitter, or virtually anywhere on the internet. Within minutes you have self-proclaimed yourself as a photographer. Our generation has been flooded by a digital culture that provides us with instant gratification: You and 24 others like [...]
What is the longest period of time you’ve spent with a single piece of art? Maybe you’ve sat through a lengthy movie, play, opera or dance recital, or maybe you listened to an album in its entirety or stood transfixed by a painting for hours. The length of our experiences with art is not something I ever considered before reading Mike Barthel’s piece for the Atlantic on hyper-long art.
Being a huge supporter of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, I was thrilled to learn that the new Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital will be opening this November with an outstanding collection of 241 individual art pieces.
Via Gizmodo, Francis Ford Coppola is coming to the defense of illegal music downloaders and suggesting that, well, maybe art should be free: We have to be very clever about those things. You have to remember that it's only a few hundred years, if that much, that artists are working with money. Artists never got [...]
Florida State University research scientist Michael Davidson has been using microscopy to take photographs of DNA, biochemicals, and vitamins. But Davidson also wanted to use his work for commercial purposes, so he started taking microphotographs of various cocktails, brews, and wines. He put these images on neckties, and they're now also available as framed prints [...]