An Artistic Experiment in Time Travel

Can art be experienced again as revolutionary? Can we travel back in time to see art as it was initially experienced? Two experiences, one accidental, one deliberate, suggest it can. One of the great shocking moments in classical music is Continue reading An Artistic Experiment in Time Travel

The Digitization of Eternity: Humans Grow Old and Die, Should Not Art?

Can technology preserve artworks without changing them? Rothko painted five murals in 1962 for a room on the 10th floor of Harvard’s Holyoke Center. Sunlight and the chemically unstable paints used, caused the paintings to fade. The murals were put Continue reading The Digitization of Eternity: Humans Grow Old and Die, Should Not Art?

What is Artistic Truth?

Picasso stated that art is a lie, and artistic truth is getting people to understand the truths of those lies. More than the visual or musical arts, film illustrates this principle most dramatically. Faster than the brain can process, visual Continue reading What is Artistic Truth?

Art in the Age of Cloud Computing

Imagine a future in which an art work could be reproduced anywhere at any time. Is this a utopia or a nightmare? In 1928, Paul Valéry wrote a brilliant, short essay entitled “The Conquest of Ubiquity” which imagines how technological Continue reading Art in the Age of Cloud Computing