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About depthRADIUS


depthRADIUS is named after the deviantART community that it reflects and represents. Built in service of the largest and most influential community of culture creators and culture responders in the world, this on-line journal explores the depths of the arts world from fine art to the most eminently accessible community arts projects. depthRADIUS endeavors to connect artists and art enthusiasts with other artists and art appreciators from all levels of the arts community, from its most successful stars and innovators to beginners just learning their crafts. The “radius” of this journalistic conversation will extend in its boundaries into arts advocacy, cultural relevancy, education and appreciation.

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You owe reality nothing and the truth about your feelings everything. — Richard Hugo 

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Epiousios

Art

the artist acts like a mediumistic being who, from the labyrinth beyond time and space, seeks his way out to a clearing.

-Marcel Duchamp

Burns Brighter

I want a trouble-maker for a lover,
Blood spiller, blood drinker, a heart of flame,
Who quarrels with the sky and fights with fate,
Who burns like fire on the rushing sea.

From Rumi’s Kolliyaat-e Shams-e Tabrizi

True

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.
--W. H. Auden

Do You Realize? by The Flaming Lips -- Lyrics

Do You Realize - that you have the most beautiful face
Do You Realize - we're floating in space
Do You Realize - that happiness makes you cry
Do You Realize - that everyone you know someday will die

And instead of saying all of your goodbyes - let them know
You realize that life goes fast
It's hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round

Do You Realize - that you have the most beautiful face

By The Way...

The best things in life are not things.

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Cosplay Friday: Doctor Who

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 12:56 PM
Now you see me, soon you won't by maverickdelta











Cosplay is cool and so is the Doctor







Did you know the Doctor has more than 12 incarnations? Legions of fans have donned their fezes, have taken up their sonic screwdrivers, and guided the TARDIS through time and space to bring you the best of the best in cosplay. Dive into a few of the many iterations that are the Doctor and his companions.


ALLONS-Y!









Cosplay Friday: Doctor Who
Did you know the Doctor has more than 12 incarnations? Legions of fans have donned their fezes, have taken up their sonic screwdrivers, and guided the TARDIS through time and space to bring you the best of the best in cosplay. Dive into a few of the many iterations that are the Doctor and his companions.
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Fan Art Friday: Sailor Moon

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 12:55 PM
Sailor Planet Power by Saehral










Sailor Moon is back!


The superhero girl–powered team of BFFs has returned to the small screen in a big way.






Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, this beloved anime series is inspiring a whole new generation of fans with the recently released Sailor Moon Crystal. Unlike its earlier predecessor, this version of the anime stays true to Takeuchi’s original manga in both story and art style. Takeuchi was ahead of her time in providing a solid female dominated storyline in a male superhero dominated world. The Scouts saved the day and the Prince while providing young women strong relatable female characters they can look up to.


Whether you prefer the 90’s anime or love the original manga/new anime, these DeviantArtists have created inspired fan art that’s sure to thrill your inner Sailor Scout.











Fan Art Friday: Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon is back! Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, this beloved anime series has won over a new generation of fans with the recently released Sailor Moon Crystal. Unlike its earlier predecessor, this version of the anime stays true to Takeuchi’s original manga in both story and art style. Whether you prefer the 90’s anime or love the original manga/new anime, these DeviantArtists have created inspired fan art that’s sure to thrill your inner Sailor Soldier.
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Jurassic World: Recapture The Raptor

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 12:43 PM
Jurassic World Ends by Art-Light-Magic












Excuse me, are there going to be any dinosaurs on your dinosaur tour?”


— Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) in Jurassic Park








Having birthed the summer blockbuster phenomenon with Jaws in 1975, Steven Spielberg delivered the last of his true summer blockbusters, Jurassic Park, almost 20 years later in the summer of 1993. Based on a Michael Crichton novel’s killer premise (that supplied just enough real science to fully suspend our disbelief) and with all of that magical Spielberg Saturday Matinee DNA intact (encased in amber, actually), Steven thrilled us all one last time with an action adventure tour de force that would end up not only breaking attendance records globally but would, more significantly, inspire an entire new generation of up and coming filmmakers to embrace CGI as a truly legitimate storytelling tool. It’s not that Steven Spielberg stopped making films of course, it’s just that he has been making serious films for adults for the most part and has never fully embraced the high concept summer thrill ride ever again. Peter Pan gives way to Peter Banning. Everyone has to grow up.











The second and third installments of the Jurassic Park adventure never really got the formula quite right and Universal has wisely given the dinosaurs a rest for quite a while. But we now have our first look at a brand new starting point for the Jurassic Park franchise.


















Just a few seconds of being back in the control room on Isla Nublar with a very worried Chris Pratt seems to have struck a chord with audiences. There’s an immediate sense that all of the lawyer-eating first kill magic is back again. It’s way too early to tell, and maybe we have to embrace a little of Dr. Ian Malcolm‘s chaos theory here, but Jurassic World might just have all of the right elements to bring our most hopeful dinosaur dreams back to life.


Summer is over this time around, but let’s all grab the last of the ice cream before it melts (and maybe put some in the hot chocolate?) and re-watch the original “Jurassic” this weekend. John Hammond would want it that way.










Your Thoughts




  1. If you were to decide on the Dinosaur DNA mash up in Jurassic World what would your Dinosaur creation mash up look like?
  2. Do you want the dinosaurs to be more realistic and have feathers?
  3. Please post your favorite dinosaur deviation in the comments.










Jurassic World: Recapture The Raptor
"Excuse me, are there going to be any dinosaurs on your dinosaur tour" — Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) in Jurassic Park
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Storytellers of the Future

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 2:02 PM
Storyteller by hyenacub by techgnotic












What kind of new narratives will 21st Century storytellers create for our changing world?







Brain Games host Jason Silva tackled that question in a two-minute video called "Lucid Dreaming," outlining the tremendous opportunities (and challenges) facing 21st Century storytellers. As our relationship to technology evolves, the stories we tell each other will change as well.


It’s always fun to imagine what the future will look like and how we will tell stories in this new world.


Silva used culture writer Erik Davis' description of immersive storytelling, a way to create a sort of lucid dream for the reader or viewer:



Immersive works of art or entertainment are increasingly not content to simply produce a new range of sensations. Instead, they often function as portals into other worlds."


— Erik Davis




Silva also quoted Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace by Janet H. Murray, a scholarly book looking at the future of storytelling. Silva explained how readers and viewers interact with a story:



So powerful is our desire to be immersed that it's not just that we suspend disbelief, but that we actually create belief--using our sophisticated intelligence to reinforce our belief in the story world, rather than to question it. We actively metabolize belief through story ... The narratives of the future have the potential to transform what it means to be human to employ landscapes of the mind and turn subjective experience into a living, breathing painting; a wake-walking dream.”


— Janet H. Murray



Murray's book was published in 1997, but it is still very relevant for readers, viewers and creators. She raised questions that still need to be answered as technology evolves.


Here is an inspiring passage from her book:


I find myself anticipating a new kind of storyteller, one who is half hacker, half bard. The spirit of the hacker is one of the great creative wellsprings of our time, causing the inanimate circuits to sing with ever more individualized and quirky voices; the spirit of the bard is eternal and irreplaceable, telling us what we are doing here and what we mean to one another. I am drawn to imagining a cyberdrama of the future by the same fascination that draws me to the Victorian novel. I see glimmers of a medium that is capacious and broadly expressive, a medium capable of capturing both the hairbreadth movements of individual human consciousness and the colossal crosscurrents of global society.


What do you think? Who are the writers leading this storytelling revolution?


The wonders of narrative immersion possible through new tech advances are truly amazing.  My only worry is that as with every other academic subject our youth are slipping in due to disuse, the intellectual muscles that created the worlds in which we as young readers had suspended disbelief are beginning to atrophy.


Children’s stories, or for that matter stories for any age group, should not rise or fall on how well the illustrators and animators built the backgrounds I see in my 3D virtual reality wraparound glasses.  At a certain point, pure storytelling (great writing) is going to begin becoming just another element in the overall narrative, and with its primacy reduced, become all the weaker and mundane.













Your Thoughts






  1. Have you ever had a favorite novel spoiled by a bad TV or film adaptation?

  2. Have you ever watched a movie before reading the book, only to find the adaptation more exciting and thoughtful and satisfying than anything in the original source material?








Storytellers of the Future
What kind of new narratives will 21st Century storytellers create for our changing world? Brain Games host Jason Silva tackled that question in a two-minute video called "Lucid Dreaming," outlining the tremendous opportunities (and challenges) facing 21st Century storytellers. As our relationship to technology evolves, the stories we tell each other will change as well.
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My Jackson Pollock Nine by DarkLinkFire











Just as Dada and surrealism had been the art world’s mocking response to the world’s failed progressive pretensions in response to the anti-human horror of World War I, the art movement that blew up in the wake of World War II’s repeat performance was “abstract expressionism.”









It was deliberatively non-figurative. It told the viewer no story. It was not meant to “mean” anything. It was no more than evidence of the artist still alive, surviving, still creating art in the wake of the second devastation of everything modernist and human. It’s bold declaration of art now being detached from meaning, narrative, historical perspective or progressive purpose made New York the new center of the art world. It’s boldest representative was Jackson Pollock.


Some critics complained about Pollock’s process of “drip painting” on canvases spread out on warehouse floors. He “attacked” the canvas from all four sides until he was satisfied with the composition. This, said critics, was “performance art” and that the finished artworks were of little value, as they were just souvenirs of the “art event.” Pollock replied that all his art only had value and meaning for him in the moment of completion.  This did not make the “old school” critics happy.


What should have been Jackson Pollock’s moment of vindication as an artist was also the beginning of the end of everything he was trying to express about art.


Pollock’s moment in the sun was four pages in the August 8, 1949 edition of Life (Magazine) headlined “Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?”














LIFE (Magazine)
(Aug 8, 1949)






Pollock’s greatest works, his drip paintings, were created between 1947 and 1950. The Life (Magazine) article brought fame and celebrity into Pollock’s life. After 1951, he dumped the drip method and began experimenting with what were arguably more salable paintings, perhaps not coincidentally unrelated with his move to a more commercial high profile gallery. He may have sensed that the new demand from collectors was forcing him to make artistic compromises. Or he may have just been being crushed under the pressure to produce. But for whatever reason, this is when his severe, eventually fatal, alcoholism began.









In 1955, Pollock created his last two paintings


He spent 1956 making sculptures constructed of wire and plaster. On August 11, 1956, a drunken Pollock crashed his car less than a mile from his house, killing himself and Edith Metzger. Pollock’s mistress, the artist Ruth Kligman, survived the crash.


Jackson Pollock was a brilliant artist whose life is a study of complex and ironic contradictions. He championed the abstract expressionist cause of art being free of any “meaning” and artists being the anonymous creators of that “meaningless” art. And yet, his brilliant drip paintings still inspire art lovers’ lives and he was made a shining star of the “new art” despite his preferring to remain in the shadows. He fought to be a revolutionary artist struggling against all official academic maxims about the meaning and value of art. He sought to be a “pure” artist, true to his ideals, yet he began cutting artistic corners once the title of Abstract King had been bequeathed to him and needed to be defended.


Pollock hated the commercial aspects of art and the false values that defined any artwork’s worth, e.g. the fame and notoriety of the artist vs. the art itself. And yet he fell into the trap of living up to his hype once the money started finally coming in. How sadly common it is that the battering the egos of young artists sustain in their struggle for success leaves them too weakened to defend their most cherished personal convictions when success finally does arrive.









Your Thoughts




  1. Do you feel an artist should be trying to express a meaning, or even just evoke a mood or feeling, with the art he or she creates?  Or should art, as much as possible, be simply a stimulant or prompt for the viewer’s own unique personal response?
  2. Should art be “used” by the viewer as an inspirational aid in their work, or should it be a message to be deciphered or understood?  Or are both “consumer uses” of art acceptable.
  3. Is it ever possible for an abstract piece of art to be completely purely “meaningless?”
  4. What do you like or dislike about Pollock’s drip paintings?
  5. Who is your favorite abstract artist?  Can you explain why?










Jackson Pollock: Champion of the New Art
Do you feel an artist should be trying to express a meaning, or even just evoke a mood or feeling, with the art he or she creates? Or should art, as much as possible, be simply a stimulant or prompt for the viewer’s own unique personal response?
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Storytellers of the Future

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 2:02 PM
Storyteller by hyenacub by techgnotic












What kind of new narratives will 21st Century storytellers create for our changing world?







Brain Games host Jason Silva tackled that question in a two-minute video called "Lucid Dreaming," outlining the tremendous opportunities (and challenges) facing 21st Century storytellers. As our relationship to technology evolves, the stories we tell each other will change as well.


It’s always fun to imagine what the future will look like and how we will tell stories in this new world.


Silva used culture writer Erik Davis' description of immersive storytelling, a way to create a sort of lucid dream for the reader or viewer:



Immersive works of art or entertainment are increasingly not content to simply produce a new range of sensations. Instead, they often function as portals into other worlds."


— Erik Davis




Silva also quoted Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace by Janet H. Murray, a scholarly book looking at the future of storytelling. Silva explained how readers and viewers interact with a story:



So powerful is our desire to be immersed that it's not just that we suspend disbelief, but that we actually create belief--using our sophisticated intelligence to reinforce our belief in the story world, rather than to question it. We actively metabolize belief through story ... The narratives of the future have the potential to transform what it means to be human to employ landscapes of the mind and turn subjective experience into a living, breathing painting; a wake-walking dream.”


— Janet H. Murray



Murray's book was published in 1997, but it is still very relevant for readers, viewers and creators. She raised questions that still need to be answered as technology evolves.


Here is an inspiring passage from her book:


I find myself anticipating a new kind of storyteller, one who is half hacker, half bard. The spirit of the hacker is one of the great creative wellsprings of our time, causing the inanimate circuits to sing with ever more individualized and quirky voices; the spirit of the bard is eternal and irreplaceable, telling us what we are doing here and what we mean to one another. I am drawn to imagining a cyberdrama of the future by the same fascination that draws me to the Victorian novel. I see glimmers of a medium that is capacious and broadly expressive, a medium capable of capturing both the hairbreadth movements of individual human consciousness and the colossal crosscurrents of global society.


What do you think? Who are the writers leading this storytelling revolution?


The wonders of narrative immersion possible through new tech advances are truly amazing.  My only worry is that as with every other academic subject our youth are slipping in due to disuse, the intellectual muscles that created the worlds in which we as young readers had suspended disbelief are beginning to atrophy.


Children’s stories, or for that matter stories for any age group, should not rise or fall on how well the illustrators and animators built the backgrounds I see in my 3D virtual reality wraparound glasses.  At a certain point, pure storytelling (great writing) is going to begin becoming just another element in the overall narrative, and with its primacy reduced, become all the weaker and mundane.













Your Thoughts






  1. Have you ever had a favorite novel spoiled by a bad TV or film adaptation?

  2. Have you ever watched a movie before reading the book, only to find the adaptation more exciting and thoughtful and satisfying than anything in the original source material?








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Art is long, life is short, judgement difficult, opportunity transient. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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SEwing0109 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave!

It means a lot to me that you both saw and liked my response!

Just out of curiosity, why did you delete the article?
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MiClov Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
Thank you (// u //)
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love2photos Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist Photographer
Why do you have a devintart sign next to your user name?
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vercingetorix52bc Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you join?
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StarFire-The-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for making such beautiful collections
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Shaudawn Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I enjoyed your article on Triptree, Jr.  Thank you very much for writing it.  I look forward to more of your work.  :D
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skinnymaniniowacity Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Dead Space One, the original on x box 360, without cheat codes. That game scared the hell out of me !

just look for the "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" Trailer for the Game on you tube, or if you own the game, just wait for the intro !
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SatansChick Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have cool group!!!
I also enjoyed the way you journal , but why did you send me this?
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DeusArtMachina Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, just wanted to say thanks for including me in your Italian Masters of Horror piece! :D
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ashkinmor2 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  New member
I will delete your account
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You got hugged :iconplzhug: !!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!) 

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1- You can hug the person who hugged you! 
2- You -MUST- hug 6 other people, at least! 
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page! 
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet) 
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away! 

Send This To All Your Friends, And Me If I Am 1. 
If You Get 7 Back You Are Loved! 
1-3 you're a bad friend! 
4-6 you're an ok friend! 
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V-Redmond Featured By Owner Edited Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks for featuring my drawing in your journal! Much appreciated! :dance:
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hello-ground Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for featuring my art in your journal about teachers! :D I just saw it now.
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axcy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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