Even if digital art is still in its infancy, it flourishes while essentially remaining unevaluated and the public approaches it with a degree of curiosity. New art forms in the immaterial digital domain demand a general rethink in terms of their conservation, presentation and acquisition.
Erik Zepka considers the interface of science fiction ideas and experiential realism in contemporary internet cultural practice. As part of art production shifts towards online networks of makers. A consideration of that content could provide hints of what ideas have become politically relevant to the digital commons.
Patrick Lichty visits this year's Augmented World Expo to find out whether the increasingly immersive technologies of Augmented and Virtual Reality will give us superpowers or lock us in to the whims of our technological overlords.
How do we represent ourselves and bodies in an environment that is increasingly saturated with mediation? Erik Zepka looks at the work of a series of artists practicing on the internet to get a idea of what those representations might look like, and why they might be important.
Ben Valentine contrasts the implications of his couchsurfing present with the precarious and monetized future of the ideal home in his review of Space Caviar's book of commissioned essays SQM: The Quantified Home.
Rob Myers takes a look at how we can subvert the operation of the algorithms that the Digital Humanities, corporations and governments use to read, see, and draw conclusions about human expression by treating them as the true audience for contemporary art and literature.
Brett Scott examines the politics of the Bitcoin Blockchain and whether there will be a place for equality and democracy, as the power systems already in place begin to reshape new digital economies according to their own intentions.
Rob Myers brings together the history of conceptual art and the future of Bitcoin-style blockchain technology for what would have been a panel presentation at The White Building for V&A Digital Futures: Money No Object.
Marco examines the issues around Google breeding the next generation of digital artists, as shown in their recent venture with their infamous DevArt exhibition at the Barbican in London. There has been an intense debate in the past weeks on what this powerful curatorial and marketing move by Google actually means.
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