Technology

Face time: how the art world is preparing to work with the Apple Vision Pro

The mixed reality headset offers astonishing visual quality. But, as it goes on sale at $3,500 a go, how will it enhance curators' dreams of giving global access to high-fidelity experiences of gallery and museum shows?

Tipping point: how new immersive institutions are changing the art world

Digital art venues are a global phenomenon, attracting massive audiences with radical new forms of immersive experiences. Are they a threat or an opportunity for traditional galleries and museums?

Going big: digital artists who show on a grand scale at immersive institutions

The rise of huge immersive venues, with giant, wraparound programmable LED screens, has provided a new canvas, and potential new audience, for digital artists. We look at four of the main players, from widely varied backgrounds

Leaked: the names of more than 16,000 non-consenting artists allegedly used to train Midjourney’s AI

The lists were both partially included in a recent class-action lawsuit and accidentally shared via a public Google spreadsheet

A TikTok expert's predictions for the art world in 2024

Think TikTok is just silly videos for kids? Think again—the platform now has seriously useful features and content

Artificial Intelligence

Artist and AI pioneers use DeepDream to create ‘hallucinatory’ depictions of landscapes by Capability Brown

Daniel Ambrosi used Google's AI to reimagine high-res photographs of parkland designed by the 18th-century landscape architect

Is AI generating an ‘averaged’, one-sided, view of art history?

Artists are getting creative to counter visual language being skewed by image-generating apps that average out scraped stock photos and social media files into “mean images”

Tulip mania, Brexit and AI: Mat Collishaw takes on Kew Gardens this autumn

The artist marries nature and technology in the ambitious new exhibition

'In the age of AI, putting creativity at the heart of education is more important than ever'

The UK Labour Party is gearing up for the next election and should be talking about how we are educating children

NFTs

After the boom and bust, an era of ‘greater maturity’ for art and the blockchain?

Despite the collapse of the NFT market and scandals involving cryptocurrency exchanges, experts still see potential in the technologies’ potential art world applications

Mail art meets NFTs for all in the ‘MoMA Postcard’ programme

New York museum invites online audience to make and own non-fungible tokens communally on the blockchain in 15-person groups

Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT creators awarded nearly $1.6m in trademark infringement lawsuit

A district court judge has ruled in favour of Yuga Labs, whose lawsuit against artists Ryder Ripps and James Cahen accused them of "cybersquatting"

Leonardo's $450m Salvator Mundi returns as an NFT

The Mona Lisa and Van Gogh’s Starry Night have also been released as digital assets

Not safe for work: Beeple donates 'censored NFT' to Italian museum

The image of an orgy in an office setting—a satire of the downfall of banking entrepreneur Sam Bankman-Fried—was allegedly blocked by YouTube due to nudity

Art Decoded

Twice a month, digital artist Gretchen Andrew explains new technology and its impact on art and the art world

Openness and charity break out among art and technology players at Miami Art Week

Tezos ecosystem and Arcual blockchain transaction platform disrupt the hedonistic exclusivity usually associated with the art world's winter party in Florida

Insta' gratification

Aimee Dawson looks at how the worlds of art and social media collide

A TikTok expert's predictions for the art world in 2024

Think TikTok is just silly videos for kids? Think again—the platform now has seriously useful features and content

Social media

Why artists fear online safety laws will chill freedom of expression

Free expression groups and creatives believe the price of “safety” on the internet may be the exclusion of marginalised artists and groups, and an end to online privacy for all

'The nipple has not been freed! The art world must continue to fight Meta over gender discrimination'

Social media giant has been taken to task for its notorious “female nipple” guideline, but the battle for creatives' freedom of expression is not yet over

Revealed: the top 20 most popular art museums on social media in 2023

We look at how the 100 most-visited museums in our Visitor Figures survey performed online

Aimee Dawson. Research conducted by Chinma Johnson-Nwosu

Podcasts

Can AI unlock the ancient Herculaneum scrolls?

Plus, the appointment of the new Venice Biennale president sparks a political row, and a tender portrait by Dorothea Lange

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Hong Kong is back with bang: Art Basel returns and M+ museum makes waves

Plus, art censorship online and Brenda L. Croft's photos of fellow First Nations Australian women

Hosted by Ben Luke and Aimee Dawson. With guest speaker Gareth Harris. Produced by David Clack and Julia Michalska
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NFTs crashed last year—does Art Dubai fair show signs of a ‘Crypto Spring’?

Plus, How Video Transformed the World at MoMA and the art of modernist ceramics

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speaker Aimee Dawson. Produced by David Clack

Crypto crash: what now for NFTs and the art world?

Plus, Norway’s mega-museum and a Spanish-American screen in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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