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CHICAGO AXIS 2014 INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL

Overlords, an installation by Tom Estes at last years AXIS International Art Festival in Chicago- an event which stands to anchor important art initiatives for years to come. CHICAGO AXIS 2014 INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL will take place this year from … Continue reading

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Marfa Digital Residency Announced

Image: The Temptation of Christ,  digital installation by artist Tom Estes on show in Marfa Texas- An interdisciplinary work that conjures up a kind of ghostly field of material and imagined objects.  The Biennial Project’s Marfa Artist Residency provides an international artist … Continue reading

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Facebook buys Oculus VR for $2 billion

Virtual reality has an unexpected new champion. Facebook has announced its surprise purchase of Oculus VR, the maker of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, for $2 billion. Image: Artist Tom Estes trying out a VR headset Imagine sharing not just … Continue reading

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Evidencing The Digital

Deepwater Horizon by Tom Estes- created for BP Loud Tate.  In the work artist Tom Estes pixelated a work from the Tate collection   Paul Levinson  emphasised the ability of photography to capture or reflect “a literal energy configuration from the real … Continue reading

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Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto

Your greatest competition in a few decades probably will not be human. Instead, job applicants will most likely have to compete with tireless and efficient robots, which are aggressively transforming the labour force.   Image:  ‘Night Cleaning’ by Artist Tom Estes  at BIG … Continue reading

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Insane In The Mainframe

BOT by Tom Estes @ BRUNO GLINT exhibition, Trolley of Folly Two centuries ago this year, 64 men were brought to trial in York, England. Their crime? They were skilled weavers who fought back against the rising tide of power … Continue reading

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Leonardo da Vinci and Robots

Chosen by high profile judges from over 900 entries from around the globe……the AVBIV Selected Artists for 2017 at La Biennale di Venezia include artist Tom Estes‘  Live Art Performance: The Anomaly  “Leonardo’s robot” refers to a humanoid automaton designed … Continue reading

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Musée d’Orsay: The Male Nude

  Male nudity was from the 17th to 19th centuries, the basis of traditional Academic art training and a key element in Western creative art. Therefore the Musée d’Orsay will draw on the wealth of its own and other French … Continue reading

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Transmedial reSource 006: Overflow

Image: The Anomaly, Live Art Performance by Tom Estes With all the art festivals and Biennials around these days you might feel a bit overwhelmed. However, Transmedial, the annual festival for media art and digital culture, which normally takes place for one week in February … Continue reading

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Off World: First Human Colonist for Mars

 Image: Live Long And Prosper by Tom Estes Digital map of all the known galaxies in the universe projected onto the artist’s right hand. The artists work was first shown at All The Worlds Futures: The 2015 Venice Biennale. The hand is in a salute which … Continue reading

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