Topic: moma

Emojicon highlights tech behind symbols

On the outside, a conference on emojis—the little faces that have grown to replace simple online symbols such as =) and :P—might sound like a cute way to spend a weekend. But at the first annual Emojicon in San Francisco this past weekend, fun was just a small part of the larger technical picture. To … continue reading

SFMOMA elevates software to art

It’s not easy to find source code in an art museum. The NY MOMA began displaying video games around 10 years ago, and as a supplement, the popular Manhattan art museum offered up one of Ben Fry’s Distellamaps: printouts of the assembly language that makes up Pac-Man for Atari 2600, graphics and gotos and all. … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Of metadata and paintings

When visiting Manhattan, it is incumbent upon the tourist to visit the museum district. Along Central Park East lie the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, the Frick and the Cooper Hewitt. Downtown, there’s the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and dozens of other institutions dedicated to topics ranging from painting to photography to radio … continue reading

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