The AI-powered art exhibition Forging the Gods portrays the interaction between humans and machines in a nuanced manner.
Want a Smart Home Assistant? Invite This Artist to Watch You for Three Days Instead
Artist Lauren McCarthy wants to become your personal virtual assistant, but you have to invite her in.
From Chelsea Manning to Pussy Riot, the Day for Night Summit Discusses Realities of Art and Politics
Chelsea Manning, Laurie Anderson, Saul Williams, Nadya Tolokonnikova, and Lauren McCarthy kicked off Day for Night with a Friday Summit that explored the realities of art, tech, and politics.
New App Lets Users Outsource Their Relationships
Part art project, part philosophical experiment, and part functional app, pplkpr is an app that “tracks, analyzes, and auto-manages your relationships.”
Artists Still Not Getting Paid (But at Least We’re Starting to Talk About It)
A campaign in the United Kingdom called Paying Artists released a report with a series of recommendations for getting artists paid, an urgency they claim based on their finding that “71% of artists exhibiting in publicly-funded galleries received no fee for their work.”
Brooklyn Museum Posts Archive of 1st Fans Twitter Art
The Brooklyn Museum has posted an archive of its 1st Fans Twitter art. The Twitter Art Feed was a benefit for @brooklynmuseum‘s 1stfans (formerly @1stfans) members from December 2008 to December 2010. The feed featured tweets by contemporary artists every month, including Joseph Kosuth, Tracey Moffatt, Mike Montiero, Duke Riley, and names familiar to social media art fans, such as An Xiao, Man Bartlett, Lauren McCarthy, Nina Meledandri, and Joanie San Chirico.
Always Social: Right Now (2010 — ), Part Three
As Frog design Creative Director Adam Richardson noted in an influential talk he gave at the most recent Next Web Conference, the Internet until recently has been like the railroad, which has forced us to adapt to its rules. In the coming years, it will be more like cars, which adapt to us. In other words, the digital is getting physical … so, how does art fit in?
Always Social: Getting Noticed (2008-2010), Part Two
The most striking aspect of social media art is that it contains facets of net.art, by being digital; visual art, by existing on a two-dimensional surface; public art, by existing in spaces used habitually by hundreds of millions of people; and performance art, by being inherently social. Whether the aggregate is greater than its sum remains to be seen …
Social Media Art Roundtable Continues …
Over the last two days, artist and Hyperallergic contributor An Xiao has been leading and moderating a discussion on the Hyperallergic Facebook page on the nature of Social Media Art. Today, the discussion continues but first let’s look back to see what has been said so far.
Join Our Social Media Art Roundtable on Facebook
Just as social media have quickly gone mainstream, we’re starting to see social media art received more attention from the mainstream art world. I’m currently writing a survey of social media art’s (brief!) history for Hyperallergic and as part of my research, I’ve invited a number of contemporary social media artists to a roundtable discussion on Hyperallergic’s Facebook page.