How Artistic Deception Created Modern Art

Picasso said abstraction starts with an object, and then reality is removed.  Deception is at the heart of art, morphing reality into artistic lies representing the truth. How does an artist learn to perform this sleight of hand, showing the Continue reading How Artistic Deception Created Modern Art

Art and the Future of Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go players have fallen off a cliff, crashed their cars, and jumped into traffic. They have been robbed. Someone saw his house invaded by players who were told it was an open meeting place to train and fight. In Continue reading Art and the Future of Pokémon Go

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