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Can Artful Video Games Enhance Your Gaming Experience?

Do Now | June 25, 2013 | 23 Comments

Can Artful Video Games Enhance Your Gaming Experience?

Even if you’re not a dedicated gamer, you’ve probably interacted with video games at some point in recent years. In early 2013, the Museum of Modern Art’s Architecture and Design collection acquired 14 video games including classics like Pac-Man and Tetris. Senior curator at the museum, Paola Antonelli shared in a Ted Talk that the acquisition, “caused hows of outrage to echo through the museum’s hallowed halls, as aggrieved critics tore out their hair at the disrespect implicitly being show to artistic heroes such as Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh.”

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Everybody Dance Now! (Do Now #82)

Do Now | May 21, 2013 | 4 Comments

Everybody Dance Now! (Do Now #82)

You’ve undoubtedly noticed viral videos flying around the Internet featuring dance sensations, trends, and memes like the Harlem shake phenomenon and riffs off of Gangnam Style. Dance crazes have a long history of sweeping the nation, and platforms like YouTube and Facebook foster a worldwide dancing dialogue. Dance crazes are a significant part of American culture and span history, including wildly varying moves, ranging from the 1920’s Charleston to contemporary twerking.

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Do Now #76: What’s Your Illustrated Story?

Arts | April 23, 2013 | 46 Comments

Do Now #76: What’s Your Illustrated Story?

Artists often use true stories to inspire their artwork. Which of your personal stories would you illustrate? What is a story from your life that would make a compelling series of illustrations? Illustrator Wendy MacNaughton creates her own “drawn journalism” by embedding herself in communities, talking to people, and drawing images based on their personal stories.

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Do Now #66: What Have You Learned from YouTube?

Arts | February 28, 2013 | 64 Comments

Do Now #66: What Have You Learned from YouTube?

YouTube has plenty of videos of crazy cats and Harlem shakers, but it’s also a great place to learn new skills and information. What specific things have you learned from watching YouTube videos?

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Do Now #59: Is it Art?

Arts | January 22, 2013 | 28 Comments

Do Now #59: Is it Art?

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now Take a look at Wes Naman’s portraits of his friends faces distorted with tape. Do you […]

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Do Now #40: Express Yourself with Virtual Stencil Art

Arts | September 25, 2012 | 74 Comments

Do Now #40: Express Yourself with Virtual Stencil Art

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now If you could create art on the street to spread a message, what would it be? […]

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Do Now #24: Fun and Games

Do Now | March 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do Now #24: Fun and Games

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now Name a game you played as a kid that you could reference in an artwork. Do […]

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Do Now #16: Is Graffiti Art?

Do Now | January 20, 2012 | 5 Comments

Do Now #16: Is Graffiti Art?

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDedspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now In your opinion, is graffiti art? Why or why not?  Optional: Add a photo of graffiti […]

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