Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Call for Reviewers: Multimedia & Technology Reviews October 2015 issue

ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Needs You!

ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Co-editors are seeking volunteers to author reviews for the October 2015 issue. ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews connects readers with new technologies and the multimedia landscape. Reviews will target projects, products, events, and issues within the broad realm of multimedia and technology related to arts scholarship, research, and librarianship.

To volunteer, choose your review topic from the list below and complete our review form by Friday, July 31, 2015.

Contributing to ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews is a great opportunity to get involved with the Society, learn about interesting new resources, and help shape the publication. Please feel free to read the complete review guidelines and direct comments and questions about the reviews to arlisna.mtr@gmail.com.

Submitted by ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Co-editors:
Hannah Bennett
Emilee Mathews
Elizabeth Schaub

Topics for Review

We seek reviewers for the following resources. The snippets are taken from the resource’s web page and are not necessarily the opinions of the M&T Reviews Co-Editors.

The editors of the M&T Reviews are happy to answer questions about any of these selections so feel free to contact them (arlisna.mtr@gmail.com). The submission deadline for reviews is Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

daata editions "Daata Editions is an online platform for the sale of artist commissioned video, sound and web art editions. This new and innovative way to collect art is designed specifically to be a native platform to a new generation of artists who work with moving image and sound."

Designing with Children "This website aims to inspire design practitioners and bring together in dialogue anyone interested in exploring how children's cultures, capacities and imagination may have an impact upon the design profession, design process and ultimately the built environment."

DETAIL Inspiration Database "DETAIL inspiration, the database for architects is our new image and reference database with more than 3000 projects from the last 50 years of DETAIL. The integrated search function, with numerous filters, allows your users and teaching staff to find precisely the right information. Each project described in the database is accompanied by DETAIL project documents, which can be downloaded as PDFs. Publication information (edition/year) helps users to find the right edition in their print collections. The database content is expanded and updated with the release of each new issue. "
*reviewer will be set up with a one-month trial for this resource

Frickbits ".. the ultimate ‘data-selfie’. It’s your life, your data, why not turn it into art? FREE iphone app from artist Laurie Frick."
*reviewer needs access to iOS device, and must be comfortable with allowing the app to access location data.

Jan Brueghal wiki "The purpose of this website is first, to be a place where information about the painter Jan Brueghel can be gathered, shared, and debated among scholars; second, to provide ways of furthering our understanding of how Brueghel and his studio produced this vast, complex body of work; and third, to be a resource for any visitor who is interested in the artist’s works."

Movies in Color "So far, the blog has not only been an aesthetic pursuit but also an educational pursuit that showcases the relationship between color, cinematography, set design, and production design. Overall, it is a study of color in films, but has other uses and applications. One of the goals is to give artists color palettes they can use in paintings, films, videos, graphic design, and other pursuits."

On Broadway "The interactive installation and web application ON BROADWAY represents life in the 21st century city through a compilation of images and data collected along the 13 miles of Broadway that span Manhattan. The result is a new type of city view, created from the activities and media shared by hundreds of thousands of people."

Versal "Versal is an open publishing platform for anyone to create interactive online courses - no coding required. The Internet has connected all of us like never before. And yet, online learning is often one-dimensional - limited to videos and slide decks. It doesn’t have to be that way. Computers, and the modern Internet, are designed for interactivity.