Behind The Music:The Halfways

The band has been making their rounds in the Austin music scene for about a year now and with the release their debut EP this month, the future sounds bright for The Halfways! Tropicult got to talking with band leader Daniel Fernandez…

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The Art ofVideo GamesCelebrating 40 Years of Video Games

The Art of Video Games, one of the first exhibits to explore the forty-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, with a focus on striking visual effects and the creative use of new technologies, has arrived at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum featuring some of the most influential artists and designers during five eras of game technology, from early pioneers to contemporary designers.

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Behind the Lens:Diary of A First Timer

For a first timer, the chaos that is Art Basel Miami is something I imagine those who attend SXSW experience year after year. As with the Austin, Texas week-long festival, there’s simply too much going on. My South Beach hosts were out of commission due to sickness so I was left to fend for myself and go where the winds took me. Here’s a brief slideshow of my five days in Miami.

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The Visit

During Miami’s Art Week, Tropicult announced the latest digital takeover project: The Visit — a universal collaborative canvas by Michael Powell, inspired by the luminarie works of Pablo Picasso. Meet the man behind the canvas.

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This is not a blame-game,but a game-change

This is not a blame-game, but a game-change. High Tide, presented as part of Satellite Art Show, is a locally sourced exhibition featuring work by Ana Mendez, Laurencia Strauss, Matthew Evan Taylor, Deanna Young, Neil Bender, TVGOV, and explores various ways artists confront the intersection of unattainable, paradisal ideals and urban development, safe-space making, and sustainability in South Florida.

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Are You Ready To BeUnreserved? 

Halsey, an MIT Open Doc Lab fellow, has created installations for Harvard, the Kennedy Center in Washington, Cambridge and MOMA among others. This Miami Art Week (2015) he’ll launch now his first local project created specifically for Wynwood. ‘unreserved’, was commissioned by the Fordistas Creative Agency and co-produced with FilmGate Interactive.

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DiMoDAA Traveling Oculus Rift Project

The Digital Museum of Digital Art [DiMoDA] and The Wrong New Media Biennale bring their mobile oculus rift station to the Surf Med Pharmacy in Miami Beach and we can’t wait to get our hands on it!

Inspired by the main character in the 1992 cyberpunk novel, Snow Crash by Neil Stephenson, the project features works by Claudia Hart (NY/CHICAGO), Tim Berresheim (DE) Jacolby Satterwhite (NY), and a project by Aquanet 2001 (Salvador Loza & Gibran Morgado) from Mexico City.

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