When art collectors organize their wish lists and aspirations, they typically resort to pretty clunky methods, like Dropbox accounts, desktop folders full of high-res images and worse, print outs. It’s gotten bad enough that certain entrepreneurs have been inspired to stage a tech intervention.
Art Meets Tech
Digitizing books and information has big benefits, like worldwide access to data and learning tools, the democratization of publishing and saving some trees along the way. There also seem to be no shortage of projects that want to reverse that trend.
Jesse England, an artist whose work is critical of trends in digital media, Read More
Today would have been Andy Warhol’s 85th birthday, and his namesake foundation is celebrating with a stunt that pop art’s pop-pop would have loved: they’ve launched a live, 24/7 video feed of his grave.
Mr. Warhol’s grave is in his hometown of Pittsburgh, The Verge reports, and attracts many fans. The project is called Figment because Mr. Warhol once said he wanted his tombstone to simply read, “Figment.” Read More
LED! GPS! AR! The 15th annual Dumbo Arts Festival is super-teched out, a representative told us, and on track to fill the neighborhood with multimedia as well as blindfolded wrestlers and something called The Dumpster Project.
Check out this video rendering of one project, Immersive Surfaces, which projects video onto the Manhattan Bridge and surrounding buildings to “blur boundaries between perception, art and technology.” Read More