Tag: Technology

ArtSEA: Threads of technology stitch art across Seattle

That’s also the modus operandi of White’s Energizer Bunny, the drum-beating, flip-flopped marketing mascot of those eponymous batteries, depicted at SAM on a painting hung higher than the others, close to the ceiling. Its checkered backdrop seems to fold in on itself and the surface of the painting bears the telltale cracks of a phone screen that has hit the ground one too many ...

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10 African Artists Using Technology as Their Canvas – ARTnews.com

The so-called internet of things (IoT), along with big data, artificial intelligence, and blockchain, continue to shape the future of artistic practice the world over—and not only in the U.S. and Europe, which have tended to be the focus of most digital art surveys. In this fast-digitizing landscape, a new generation of African artists have emerged who are using digital technology as their canvas ...

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Christie’s Launches New Venture Fund For Art And Technology – ARTnews.com

Christie’s announced Monday that it has launched Christie’s Ventures, an investment fund that will target emerging tech companies whose product could have an impact on the art market. While Christie’s would not disclose the exact amount of the fund, a representative offered a ballpark figure of “several million dollars.” The auction house was one of the very first art institutions to understand the impact ...

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Ippolito interviewed by Observer about NTFs and technology in art – UMaine News

John Ippolito, professor of new media, spoke to the Observer about famed art auction house Christie’s launching a venture fund to improve technology in the arts despite a downturn in NFTs. Ippolito told the Observer that he believes once the hype surrounding cryptocurrency is no longer profitable, the incentive for money to flow into the NFT ecosystem will dry up. “Some people used art ...

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Comment | Art Basel is not just an art fair, it is a technology platform

For 375 of us, the week of the Art Basel fair started in Zurich at NFT Art Day, an almost heroic attempt to progress beyond novelty and sensationalism in the art world’s general understanding of digital art. At Art Basel, NFTs were present but not fervent—possibly matured or subdued. Crypto value was crashing and we were in Switzerland, not Miami, after all.NFT platforms—where non-fungible ...

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New AI Technology DALL-E 2 Generates Astounding Images – ARTnews.com

San Francisco artificial intelligence research laboratory OpenAI announced last week its image generation AI, DALL-E, has received a major upgrade, reported MIT Technology Review. DALL-E 2, as the upgraded tool is called, converts text prompts into images like its predecessor. However, the new version is reportedly far more advanced, creating images that more accurately match the text prompt and can even be tweaked to ...

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C-LAB Future Media Arts Festival Envisions the Ultimate Collaboration of Technology and Art – ARTnews.com

What the future holds will depend on who’s controlling the coding. The promise of technology versus the threat of technology is a conversation that has long been underway. Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab’s (C-LAB) annual Future Media Arts Festival focuses this discussion around the future through media art. Twenty-four works by 23 individual and group artists from Taiwan and abroad are currently on view both ...

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Can the Weaknesses of NFT Technology Be Fixed? – ARTnews.com

A certain degree of magical thinking surrounds the non-fungible token, or NFT. The community involved in the NFT-buying frenzy of early 2021 believed that the blockchain technology used to make NFTs instilled them with infallible benefits. NFTs were supposed to be a tamper-proof ledger that authenticated and defined original digital works, which could offer artists royalties as the work was traded in perpetuity. But ...

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Foiled! How Advanced Technology Is Stopping Art Thieves, Looters, and Fraudsters From Hatching Their Schemes

Since the art market became a multibillion-dollar industry, art thieves and looters have taken note—and taken advantage. The FBI’s Art Crime Team, for example, which employs 20 special agents throughout the U.S., boasts of having retrieved more than 15,000 objects, valued at over $800 million, since it was established in 2004.  Now, authorities are getting a little bit of help from developments in technology. That’s ...

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Alpena program combines science, technology, engineering, art and math | News, Sports, Jobs

News Photo by Crystal Nelson Alpena Public Schools students Alayna Krey, an eighth grader, pumps the top of a salad spinner while Annette Faircloth, a seventh grader, looks on. Krey and Faircloth were learning about art through motion on Tuesday at Art in the Loft. ALPENA — A small group of Alpena Public Schools students is learning about science, technology, engineering and mathematics through ...

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