Tag Archives: technology

Letter from the Editor

Invention vs. Innovation

Letter from the Editor

Invention vs. Innovation

NEW INC director Julia Kaganskiy introduces the issue by drawing an important distinction between invention and innovation.

Machine Drawing: Shantell Martin and the Algorist

Machine Drawing: Shantell Martin and the Algorist

Artist Shantell Martin and PhD Candidate Sarah Schwettmann built an algorithm that could complete Martin’s drawings, addressing the space between an artist’s truth and a machine’s simulation.

How to Collaborate with Nonprofits: A Playbook for Participants

How to Collaborate with Nonprofits: A Playbook for Participants

Technologist Eric Schles recounts his collaboration with the News Literacy Project, a nonprofit bringing news literacy and civic education to the U.S. school system in all fifty states.

Looking Beyond the Western Art World

Looking Beyond the Western Art World

Ben Valentine writes from Cambodia to share his misgivings with the New York art and Silicon Valley tech worlds, emphasizing that a focus on creativity, not art, allows for a true appreciation and understanding of all cultures.

PROGRESS BE LYK: An Interview with Shawn Huckins

PROGRESS BE LYK: An Interview with Shawn Huckins

In this interview with Denver-based artist Shawn Huckins, he reveals the motivations behind his contemplative, yet hilarious reinventions of historical paintings.

Reviving the Black Arts Movement Through the Speculative Black Imagination

Reviving the Black Arts Movement Through the Speculative Black Imagination

Scholar Nettrice Gaskins explores the Black Speculative Arts Movement where artists use futurism and science fiction to “re-see” mythologies and histories.

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor, Willa Köerner

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor, Willa Köerner

Guest editor Willa Köerner delves deep into the theme of our new issue, “Renewal,” highlighting upcoming articles and interviews centered around rebirth and revival.

Writer-in-Residence

The Future of Mapping: An Interview with Clement Valla

Writer-in-Residence

The Future of Mapping: An Interview with Clement Valla

Ben Valentine talks to new media artist and RISD professor Clement Valla about contemporary mapping technologies.

Writer-in-Residence

The Future of Social Media: An Interview with Simone C. Niquille

Writer-in-Residence

The Future of Social Media: An Interview with Simone C. Niquille

Writer-in-residence Ben Valentine continues his technology series by interviewing designer and researcher Simone C. Niquille, whose “bold style addresses important issues of our time.”

Black Futurism: The Creative Destruction and Reconstruction of Race in Contemporary Art

Black Futurism: The Creative Destruction and Reconstruction of Race in Contemporary Art

Contemporary black artists often refute conventional notions or images of blackness and replace them with altered realities.

Writer-in-Residence

Drones: An Interview with Ingrid Burrington

Writer-in-Residence

Drones: An Interview with Ingrid Burrington

Ben Valentine kicks off his ART21 writing residency by interviewing artist, designer, and writer Ingrid Burrington who investigates the Internet and surveillance technologies.

Mapping San Francisco

Mapping San Francisco

With its Google bus wars, start-up fever, and rapid gentrification, San Francisco has become a touchstone in conversations about money. Where do art and creativity fit into the shaping of the city?

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | News and Notes

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | News and Notes

Richard McCoy catches Art21 Blog readers up on the latest news from the field of contemporary art conservation.

Work Smarter, Not Harder [an interview w/Evan Roth]

Work Smarter, Not Harder [an interview w/Evan Roth]

Evan Roth is a prolific producer whose activities take on many different forms, including teaching, collaborating, engineering, collecting gifs, analyzing graffiti, enriching the public domain, developing tools of empowerment and …

A Better Ghost [Interview w/Evan Meaney]

A Better Ghost [Interview w/Evan Meaney]

Evan Meaney is an artist, curator and educator currently teaching time-based media design at the University of Tennessee. His practice dives into the “liminalities and glitches of all sorts, equating …

Open Enrollment

Art Journalism in the Twenty-First Century: Where Is It Headed?

Open Enrollment

Art Journalism in the Twenty-First Century: Where Is It Headed?

This fall, I will be beginning my final year as a Masters candidate in New Arts Journalism (NAJ) at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). According to …

Concerning “newMedia” as one word

Concerning “newMedia” as one word

For my last guest post and in response to Kelly’s question, I thought I’d address the way that I spell newMedia and my intentions behind doing so. As I mentioned …