Art & Technology

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Technology

Marina Abramovic to make digital appearance at London's Serpentine Galleries

Performance using cutting-edge Magic Leap One device is world first

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Conservation

Conservation starts on Liverpool’s Neolithic stones

The Calderstones are being studied, recorded and restored before their reinstallation

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Art market

Will blockchain deliver a registry of all traded works of art?

Christie’s summit weighs up pros and cons of the technology and how it might bring greater transparency to the art market

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Artist interview

Trevor Paglen lets you view the world as the machines see it

Ahead of his retrospective at Washington, DC's Smithsonian American Art Museum, the artist discusses his interest in the social and political implications of technologies, including mass surveillance systems and artificial intelligence

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Art Basel 2018

Artists as cryptofinanciers: welcome to the blockchain

Curious new relationships between art and capital are being enabled by cryptofinance, which places “monetary value” at the heart of the creative process

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Google and the World Monuments Fund highlight Iraqi heritage under threat

Using drone footage, 3D models and videos, the tech giant is working with cultural institutions to make preservation efforts accessible to a larger public

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Conservation

How do you conserve time-based media? Museums invest in research to keep up with new technologies

Symposium on the subject to open at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts

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Exhibitions

Douglas Coupland’s work in plastic is fantastic

The writer and artist unveils an ecological work inspired by the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and a 3D-printed national portrait of Canada

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Museums

The dark web, surveillance dolls and Van Gogh’s zombie ear: technology’s role in art debated at Boston conference

While artists and museums embrace futuristic tools, legal experts point to a number of pitfalls with cutting-edge work