WHAT WE’RE READING NOW: ART, DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY

We are passionate about the intersection of Art, Design & Technology. From VR to AR, code-based and algorithmic art, blockchain and more, check out some great stories that we’re reading now:

 

THE VERGE  //
Miami Art Basel: Where Art Reckons With Technology

“In the mass of confusion that is Miami Art Basel, there’s more discussion about the issues of our time, and much of that is framed around technology and the way it is making us think, react, and exist. In the midst of traditional paintings and sculpture on view, Miami Art Basel is demonstrative of how the art world is catching up to internet culture.”  Read more.

 Tony Oursler at Miami Art Basel. Photo by Tamara Warren / The Verge

Tony Oursler at Miami Art Basel. Photo by Tamara Warren / The Verge

W //
The Ambitious Collector Julia Stoschek Is Single-Handedly Building One of the World’s Best Video Art Collections

“Though the Trockel was the lone video piece flickering in her home that day, it was hardly the only one playing in the 48,000-square-foot building: Below us, on two other floors of the 110-year-old former factory where Stoschek lives, all manner of moving-image works were activated.”  Read more.

 Stoschek, at home, and vintage Warren Platner chairs; Andreas Gursky’s Cocoon II, 2008. Interiors photographs by Ambroise Tézenas

Stoschek, at home, and vintage Warren Platner chairs; Andreas Gursky’s Cocoon II, 2008. Interiors photographs by Ambroise Tézenas

HYPERALLERGIC  //
A Digital Drawing That Morphs With Real Time Meteorologica Data

“Claire Malrieux’s autonomous artwork “Climat Général” (“General Climate”) is a dynamic, self-generating hyper-drawing that is projected onto a large screen comfortably nestled between rows of flamboyant, gothic stone arches.”  Read more.

 Installation view of “Climat Général” by Claire Malrieux at the Collège des Bernardins (© Vinciane Lebrun-Verguethen/Voyez-Vous)

Installation view of “Climat Général” by Claire Malrieux at the Collège des Bernardins (© Vinciane Lebrun-Verguethen/Voyez-Vous)

ARTFIX DAILY //
‘I Was Raised on the Internet’ – Landmark Exhibition Debuts at MCA, Chicago in 2018

“This summer, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents the landmark exhibition I Was Raised on the Internet, an immersive and participatory show examining the impact of the internet and how it has changed the way we experience the world.”  Read more.

 Eva and Franco Mattes, My Generation, 2010. Video (13 minutes, 18 seconds), broken computer tower, CRT monitor, loudspeakers, keyboard, mouse, and various cables; overall dimensions variable. Installation view, Plugin, Basel

Eva and Franco Mattes, My Generation, 2010. Video (13 minutes, 18 seconds), broken computer tower, CRT monitor, loudspeakers, keyboard, mouse, and various cables; overall dimensions variable. Installation view, Plugin, Basel

ARTSY //
A New Museum Exists Solely in VR.  What Does That Mean for the Future?

“At the new Kremer Museum, the lighting is perfectly optimized to accentuate the colors, brushstrokes, and details in each painting. The frames reflect light differently than the art, and soon, all of the lighting will be adjusted according to each visitor’s height to entirely eliminate glare.”  Read more.

 View of the Kremer Collection’s virtual reality museum. Courtesy of the Kremer Collection.

View of the Kremer Collection’s virtual reality museum. Courtesy of the Kremer Collection.

NPR //
‘I Came.  I Saw.  I Selfied.’  How Instagram Transformed the Way We Experience Art.

“You are suspended in an endless dark chamber as thousands of red, green, yellow and blue lights flicker across the air like tiny diamonds in the sky.”   Read more.

 A woman photographs inside the “Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity” room during a preview of the Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Mirrors” exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum on Feb. 21, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Brendan Smialowski /AFP/Getty Images

A woman photographs inside the “Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity” room during a preview of the Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Mirrors” exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum on Feb. 21, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Brendan Smialowski /AFP/Getty Images

MOZILLA //
Mozilla’s Creative Media Grants Support Art and Artists Raising Awareness About Surveillance, Tracking and Hacking

“The Mozilla Manifesto states that “individuals’ security and privacy on the Internet are fundamental and must not be treated as optional.  Today Mozilla is seeing artists, media producers, and storytellers who share that belief — and who use their art to make a difference.”  Read more.

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RHIZOME //
What is the Future of Digital Art? 

“A new video from the Thoma Art Foundation brings together answers from ten experts.”  View video.