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At a time when many schools are cutting back on arts education programs, Bridget L. Goodbody, Ph. D., and the Art Intelligence
team of art historians, designers, and developers are fighting backwith a series of bold, beautiful, and brainy iPad apps about art, architecture, and design that reinvent education for the touchscreen generation.
On May 22nd, Art Intelligence will launch its newest release Art Intelligence: Cindy Sherman, celebrating the artist who celebrates every woman. The app features a Gallery/mobile retrospective of the best of Shermans art straight-up gorgeous, zoomable, and high-res. It also has a patent-pending, triple-stream Timeline, so you can explore the images of women from the I Am Woman seventies through the Girls Just Want to Have Fun eighties to the Real Housewives of the new millen- nium. You can see the impact of Gloria Steinem and Lady Gaga, Margaret Thatcher and Madonna, Patti Smith and Paris Hilton, reflected in and through Cindy Shermans art. And, in Connections, the apps closed-circuit Pinterest-like discovery system, you can study the film genres that frame her artwork, from crime noir to horror movies to costume dramas to biopics and more and then explore how these genres connect to feminism, politics, post-modernism and more. Art Intelligence brings it all together.
Like all Art Intelligence apps, Cindy Sherman: Art Intelligence is an education tool designed to drive curiosity and spawn critical thinking. The platform is an Information Visualization engine. . .or IV-e. for short, explains Dr. Goodbody. Its a quick and ef- fective shot in the arm of art AND big picture thinking. Each edition has cross-disci- plinary applications in communications, history, science, and other subjects.
Additional Apps from Art Intelligence
Art Intelligence offers two other single-artist editions in the App Store, each with unique applications in other fields of interest. They are:
Keith Haring: Art Intelligence A pop-culture phenomenon whose life, art, and AIDS activism provide a blueprint for combining creativity and commercewith a conscience
Patricia Piccinini: Art Intelligence A virtual laboratory of genetically engineered creations exploring the latest breakthroughs in sciencefrom ethics and politics to human nature
The companys goal is to inspire cross-disciplinary art education. To this end, the Art Intelligence team is building a library of apps about art, architecture, design, and fashion that also teach science, math, engineering, and more. We want to provide teachers with the tools they need to prepare students to be successful members of the creative economy, Dr. Goodbody says. We want to help people get smART.