Art & Technology

Can new tech recreate the hand of an Old Master?

Plus, Sophie Matisse on her great-grandfather Henri. Produced in association with Christie's

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

If the sea destroys Venice, can digital technology rebuild it?

The Art Newspaper is co-hosting a live YouTube discussion on digital innovations and the preservation of cultural heritage on 1-3 May

Art meets (indoor) activism to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day

Judy Chicago launches Create Art for Earth with the Serpentine Galleries while a new documentary foregrounds how Indigenous peoples are fighting climate change

‘Longevity feels a bit elusive at the moment’: artist Julia Christensen explores upgrade culture in new book and postponed show

The artist has rummaged through e-waste facilities in India, and has envisioned an updated Golden Record with NASA to send into space

Reality check: is VR set to revolutionise museums?

With the Louvre revealing its virtual reality Mona Lisa, museums ponder the power of tech experiences

Artory partners with the Winston Art Group appraisal firm to offer free vetting services

The partnership is the latest collaboration undertaken by the growing blockchain-based art registry to increase “transparency” in the art market

Leading online database to remove 600,000 images after art project reveals its racist bias

Artist Trevor Paglen and AI researcher Kate Crawford have investigated the troubling ways in which ImageNet classifies people

The natural world meets the virtual in Jakob Kudsk Steensen's augmented reality experience at Serpentine Galleries

Marking the galleries' first Augmented Architecture commission, the work explores the sights and sounds of the flora and fauna in London’s Hyde Park

The human side of AI

How do algorithms see and shape the world? An exhibition at Basel’s HeK explores the often uncomfortable coexistence of humanity and AI

Get the app and the church door will open to you

How often on our walks do we get to an enticing old church, only to find that it’s locked? Mobile phones provide the 'open sesame'

Artory bags Spotify backer in first funding round

The firm announces a $7.3m group investment, following the acquisition of Auction Club and partnerships with Christie’s

A catalogue of break-throughs in the history of printing and books

Book collects the first illustrations, scores, maps and children's books

Blockchain-based art registry Artory acquires Auction Club database

The acquisition will make public 4,000 international auction house sale records

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

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

Conservation starts on Liverpool’s Neolithic stones

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lawnews

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

Fresco that never was will be digitally realised

Charles Le Brun project at Vaux-le-Vicomte, halted by a financial scandal at Louis XIV’s court, will be completed with video projection

Jeff Koonsarchive

Koons at cutting edge with giant stone mills: The techniques behind his creations

Koons' sculptures may look like child's play, but behind the play-doh is a long and complicated process

Menil reveals secrets of Newman’s technique

An eight-year effort to restore a major work by Barnett Newman (1905-70) has shed new light on the artist’s methods.

Christie'sarchive

Christie’s buys digital management system

Collectrium is a digital multi-tool for art collection

Smithsonian Design Museum reopens with array of high-tech displays

Cooper Hewitt puts can-do spirit into the house Carnegie built

Filmsarchive

Let the video roller coaster ride begin : Interview with Ryan Trecartin

Trecartin’s films, created with Lizzie Fitch, trace the impact of technology on modern life

(Inter)facing the future at Barbican's 'Digital Revolution'

Exploring the impact of digital technology on art, music, film and design