Glitch | Public Domain Art & Code

Glitch is Dead, Long Live Glitch!
Art & Code from the Game Released into Public Domain

The collaborative, web-based, massively multiplayer game Glitch began its initial private testing in 2009, opened to the public in 2010, and was shut down in 2012. It was played by more than 150,000 people and was widely hailed for its original and highly creative visual style.

The entire library of art assets from the game, has been made freely available, dedicated to the public domain. Code from the game client is included to help developers work with the assets. All of it can be downloaded and used by anyone, for any purpose. (But: use it for good.)

History of cycling: California Map of possible routes.

This map was sold as a folded-in illustration in an 1896 Cycler’s Guide and Road Book of California, which also included seven smaller sectional maps, a list of hoteliers prepared to offer cyclists’ rates, and a directory of “agents and repairers” who might furnish up-to-date information on road conditions.

ACE GALLERY | CHARLES FINE

ACE GALLERY | CHARLES FINE

Moved by the forceful beauty of his surroundings, Charles Fine arranges the bounty from his extensive travels in large glass vitrines. Once housed, these ceremonial objects, seedpods, bone awls and tools are reborn on canvas, in photographs and as sculptures—always charged with meaning.

ACE GALLERY | CHARLES FINE Santasombra Victor Ruano

It’s intriguing to witness as paintings and sculptures come into being. I enjoy working with my hands; as the process unfolds, time becomes far less relevant, which is an inviting place to go to. I also appreciate taking in physical culture and how it is preserved. Art-making through the ages, which is so accessible to us at settings around the world, be it indoors or out, has been a large part of my life and it’s nice to be making work that is part of this continuum.
ACE Gallery, 5514 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.;acegallery.net.

ACE GALLERY | CHARLES FINE Santasombra Victor Ruano

ACE GALLERY | CHARLES FINE Santasombra Victor Ruano

ACE GALLERY | CHARLES FINE Santasombra Victor Ruano

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ACE GALLERY | CHARLES FINE Sntasombra Victor Ruano

  KCRW – 30-Year Survey at Ace Gallery
  KCRW MP3 – 30 Year Survey at Ace Gallery
  Charles Fine: The Art of Visual Perception
  L.A. Artist Charles Fine C Magazine
   A THIRTY YEAR SURVEY 2012-2013 – Installation View
  PRESS RELEASE – A THIRTY-YEAR SURVEY (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
  BIOGRAPHY (Adobe Acrobat PDF)