Meta-Art: The New Face of Interactive Expression, Part 3 [ARTICLE]
Due to the power of these sort of “meta-art” concepts, the draw of incredible, tense movies like The Game, Inside Man, and Ocean’s Eleven, and the popularity of things like LARPing, some companies, like Lexington, Kentucky’s The Breakout Games, have decided to see about bringing the metagames found in complex board games and video games and the scenarios reserved to for edge of your seat thriller films to real life! (There are other companies with similar types of offerings out there, so, if you’re not in the Kentucky area, you can likely find places like this in your area. I’m going into…
Meta-Art: The New Face of Interactive Expression, Part 2 [ARTICLE]
When video games grew popular, it was assumed that people would play these animated games when they were children (when children already play a lot of games) and then grow out of them. But we began to learn that people didn’t grow out of them, but instead craved more complex mysteries and stories as they aged. This led to pivotal games like Myst and Rivven, which started the modern video game trend of well-created story and making your players use their brains, not just their reflexes. At the current rate of consumption of complex and morally challenging video games, in the near future…
Meta-Art: The New Face of Interactive Expression, Part 1 [ARTICLE]
It’s hard to be a modern creative person without having been exposed to conversations about the “meta-game” or the “meta-content” that’s behind modern creative works. This is made all the more confusing due to the fact that the concept behind how it’s now use in New Media is a hybrid of the noun version of this word, the adjective version, and something else. The French have a phrase called “Je ne sais quoi” which literally translated means “I know not what”—as in, there’s something else about what I’m talking about, but I can’t put my finger on it. It would be appropriate…
Beautiful Minds: Danna’s School of Creative Writing [ARTICLE]
Editor’s Note: One of the things that we’ve aspired to is choosing spokesmodels who were not just beautiful on the outside but even more beautiful on the inside. To let you glimpse some of the heart behind our 2015 European Spokesmodel, Danna Victoria, we had her share a bit about the school of creative writing she founded to help school children in Serbia explore their passions and dreams! My “School of Creative...
Maria Marmora: The Legend of an Italian Witch [ARTICLE/THEATRE]
A story handed down from generation to generation, a legend. The Legend of Maria Marmora, Italian woman accused in 1600 of witchcraft and infanticide.
V’s Guide to Group Shoots #3: The Day OF the Group Shoot [ARTICLE]
We’ve talked about: What is a Group Shoot? Then yesterday, we moved on to: How do you prepare for your group shoot? Now we move on to the actual day of the group shoot! The following 8 pieces of advice are written from the perspective of a model, since I get so many of them asking how to prepare for these types of group shoots. However, almost everything (even the ‘Games’ advice) can be done by photographers with just a little modification.
V’s Guide to Group Shoots #2: Preparing for the Group Shoot [ARTICLE]
Yesterday we looked at the question: What is a Group Shoot? In today’s article, we look at how to find models or photographers to work with at a group shoot. (Tomorrow we’ll look at a list of best practices for the day of the Group Shoot.) Now on to V’s 12 Steps To Prepare for a Group Shoot!
V’s Guide to Group Shoots #1: What are Group Shoots? [ARTICLE]
Every year, numerous communities around the globe host group photo shoots designed to help models and photographers find each other. There are tons of benefits to everyone, since you can essentially go to just one location and work with five to six new photographers, models, or both. (Some folks do modeling half the day and photography half the day.) Sometimes these are hosted by colleges with large artist/photographer populations and sometimes they’re used by major ad and marketing agencies to spot new talent on both the photographic and modeling front. However, usually, they’re hosted by…
Louisville Tattoo Arts Convention 2013: Inks, Freaks & Magic [ARTICLE]
Everyone has a guilty pleasure. For some people, it is as simple as chocolate or shopping, but there are some out there that go much deeper and twisted than that, to places that others may consider offensive or taboo. There are some people who enjoy suspension, freak shows, magic shows and, of course, let us not forget tattoos. This convention had it all.
Tats & Pix: DGM covers Double the Events in Kentucky & Ohio [NEWS]
This upcoming weekend, there will be plenty to take in for the Gothic minded adventurer in the Kentucky & Ohio areas. If you need to get some ink done, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday May 17-19th will boast the 2nd Annual Louisville Tattoo Arts Convention at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, KY. Sunday, May 19th, Gothic models, photographers, makeup artists, and hair dressers will descend on the Cincinatti, OH suburb of Convington, KY for the Haunted Group Shoot II, coordinated by Rocky Doll II and Mortified Zombabe. Coverage by DGM’s Laila Black will occ….
The Goth Detective [ARTICLE]
When you list off great Goth literary characters in both book and film, it’s easy to focus on the usual Gothic who’s who: Anne Rice’s LeStat (of The Vampire Chronicles), the Wachowski’s Neo (of The Matrix), Mary Shelley’s Doctor Frankenstein (of Frankenstein), Tim Burton’s Jack Skellington (of The Nightmare Before Christmas), or almost any protagonist of Edgar Allen Poe. However, there is another literary character that easily deserves to join the Gothic pantheon: Agent Aloysius Pendergast.