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Beyond the Printed Page: Museum Digital Publishing Bliki I made the joke many times in the lead-up to my presentation at the Museum Computer Network annual conference in Montreal that, coming from a print background, I was a caveman (complete with image from classic Phil Hartman Saturday Night Live sketch). I expected to be living Future Shock for three days, aswim in acronyms. I was wrong—not because I was unfamiliar with the terminology, which I was to a degree, but because the museum computing community is warm, welcoming, and, most of all, open. Open access, open minded, open to experimentation, open to audiences. (“When you’re experimenting, there are always people who want to help you,” as one speaker said.) And best of all for my part of the world, open to print …

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how to draw female comic characters (according to Wizard)... brown_betty asked for examples "to illustrate the exactly how and why female comic characters are illustrated differently than the male." And I thought, really, what's better to illustrate these things than the books teaching the style in the first place? A while ago I posted some scans from Wizard How To Draw series on drawing female superheroes (here and here), and I thought I'd post a bunch more from the first book of the series on "How To Draw: Heroic Anatomy". As everything, it starts with the basics, i.e. proportions. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - StumbleUpon The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, celebrated the late Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his Central Saint Martins postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation, which took place after his death in February 2010, Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity.

Steve Smith I don’t know what’s the deal with these hyperrealist artists, once again, great work, but absolutely no information…so I’ll just tell you to look at Steve Smith’s pretty paintings, who apparently dreams of sunny days, holidays and sunglasses. Can’t say I blame him! Museum selfies: Participatory genius or sign of our self-centered times? Can antlers be a facet of the participatory museum? Photo credit: Emily Oswald I learned about Museum Selfie Day on Facebook just a couple of days before the event. I made a mental note and visited the Harvard Museum of Natural History on January 22. New Codes For Facebook Chat Are you the expressive type? Do you love to share your thoughts, feelings, or even your moods? Are you feeling silly today? Romantic or maybe just tired? We’ve created galleries filled with emoticons you can use to customize your Facebook messages and chat while at the same time helping you to convey whatever you happen to be thinking or feeling.

How to draw faces: female Here's a quick tutorial on how to draw a face. (Also see our male face tutorial). Please check out these tips before you read any further: Advertisement: (If you've done one of my tutorials before you don't have to check the tips again). I used Photoshop to draw this picture, but don't worry, it's the same on paper with a pencil and eraser.

Happy New Year" - StumbleUpon Happy New Year / 30 December, 2009 [click for previous image: let it snow #3] Happy New Year / 30 December, 2009 [click for next image: ringing in the new year] Title • Happy New Year I've spent the last couple of days wondering what to post to close out the year and then came across this entry on (run by my good friend Catalin Marin): his twelve favourite shots from 2009, one from each month. So, with credit to Catalin for the idea, here are my twelve favourites for the preceding year. Had I selected images from the year as a whole I suspect that there would be a couple of changes, and I also suspect that some of you would make different choices from each month, but when I looked back through the images I'd posted this year these are the ones that gave me most pleasure to produce.

Opinion: Why I hate museums Interesting, until you get bored. Supposedly "free" museums are given billions of tax dollars every yearThey also generate $7 for every $1 they spend, according to insidersKids often love interactive displays, but what do you think about museums? Love them or hate them? Let us know in the comments (CNN) -- With global tourism expanding at exponential rates and in innovative ways, what role can traditional institutions such as museums expect to play in contemporary travel itineraries? Can they still rely on the intrinsic value of their collections?

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A Rose is a Rose? Here's a new one! When is a rose not a rose? When it is picnic spoons. Living in My Head & Illusion & The Most Amazing Creations in Art, Photography, Design, and Video. - StumbleUpon These are pen drawings and paintings by Pat Perry. You can view his photography at Flickr. Artwork and photos © Pat Perry Link via Abduzeedo

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