The Temple of Responsive Objects

What is a modern museum? Conceived as a place for people to learn about and experience art, they were often built as secular temples to sacred objects. Today, people do not respond this way to a museum. My own personal Continue reading The Temple of Responsive Objects

Why I Hate Most Art Criticism: Beethoven’s Heiligenstadt Testament and Music

“Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions…” David Hume, A Treatise on Human Nature Emotions first, cognition second is the best way to perceive art, even contemporary art. We feel independently from the way we Continue reading Why I Hate Most Art Criticism: Beethoven’s Heiligenstadt Testament and Music

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