In the game The Founder, you build the most disruptive, innovative, synergized startup in the world, but your success destroys the planet in the process.
In “The Founder,” a “dystopian startup simulator,” you must disrupt markets, innovate nonstop, maybe even go beyond the Earth in wildly expensive rockets.
Though its merely a global system of interconnected computers, the internet truly exists within its own spatial realm, in many ways a world each of us are citizens of in addition to our own countries. It lacks, however, its own unique and universal superstructures established in the physical world like governments, law enforcement and economic systems. That may be changing.
Vaguely-defined art startup Art.sy has found some pretty incredible backers, among them some of the biggest names in both contemporary art and tech. Larry Gagosian, Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Russian heiress and contemporary art world butterfly Dasha Zhukova and Wendi Murdoch (wife of Rupert) are teaming up with young CEO Carter Cleveland to launch a “personalized online fine-art emporium,” Artinfo reports.
Yet the problem with turning contemporary art into a full-fledged business outside of the gallery game is that you run the risk of alienating art’s flighty cool factor. What troubles could art start-ups face?