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Ten years on: art world is still in search of its virtual reality Eden

In March 2014, Facebook bought Oculus VR, heralding a new era in extended reality. Will the arrival of the Apple Vision Pro move the medium from artistic experiment to widespread use?

Harold Cohen's pioneering AI works provide essential context for conversations about generative art

The Whitney Museum of American Art is spotlighting the late art and technology innovator's prescient "AARON" series

Tate hits 12.5 million social media followers: what is behind its success?

Senior social media manager Nell Burnham reports that the @tate account, which serves both Tate Modern and Tate Britain, doubled its video views to 65 million in 2023

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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

Technology for social good: how digital artists are using their work to promote inclusivity

San Francisco’s Gray Area Festival and the Bay Area Now 9 Exhibition at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts show how art can be used to form—and strengthen— communities

New app to sell works by UK's top art graduates

Works at the New Contemporaries exhibition at Camden Art Centre will be available to purchase on Gertrude

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

From Apple's Vision Pro goggles to digital NG200—six things to look out for in art and tech in 2024

The coming year has buttons for everyone to press including a celebration of the computer artist Harold Cohen and Art Dubai Digital

One of the biggest venues in the world for video art—Las Vegas’s Sphere delivers virtual reality (without the headset)

U2’s video programme melds contemporary art, animation and special effects into pure 'spectacle'

AI to Z: an art and tech alphabet for 2023

Our guide to a fast-moving year in artificial intelligence, blockchain contracts, stadium-scale video, NFTs and social media

As British Library faces fallout of cyber attack—what can arts bodies do to combat ransomware threats?

A hack that has limited the British Library’s access to its digital systems is the latest in a series of online raids on cultural institutions

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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

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

American Second World War museum uses AI to tell veterans’ stories

As the generation that served in the war ages, an experiential museum in New Orleans seeks to keep their voices alive

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

Augmented reality project puts monumental public art at New Yorkers’ fingertips

Digital art platform Kinfolk has launched a four-artist exhibition that is available to view at designated sites through their application

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

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Can digital technologies help to resolve debates on restitution?

Many believe new applications—from AI and NFTs to 3D scanning—are game changing in returning objects to source communities. Lawyers say they can make the process harder

How TikTok coaches art world institutions to go viral

The social media platform's lifestyle and education team has been offering services to companies like Sotheby's to help improve content and grow followings

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

New art project seeks to capture the sounds of migration

The initiative is a collaboration between the University of Oxford and Cities and Memory, which since 2015 has been forming a sound map of the world

From VR to NFTs: in the year of AI, how should we define digital art?

The opening of Digital Art Fair in Hong Kong is a moment to take stock of how technological developments have changed the nature of digital art

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Architects of light: how artists are using years of hardware advances to serve their vision

Shows in London and Amsterdam and new works marking 300 years since Christopher Wren’s death reveal artists putting concept first, despite the paralysis of choice offered by infinitely programmable LEDs

Does coverage of Sotheby's Freddie Mercury sales show that auctions are perfect TikTok fodder?

Videos of bidding battles for the Queen frontman's possessions resulted in the auction house doubling its TikTok followers in less than a week

Artists, writers, performers and their advocates call on US Congress to ban companies from copyrighting AI-generated art

The AI Day of Action, scheduled for 2 October, comes as US officials consider whether and how to regulate material generated by artificial intelligence

Elvis returns to Las Vegas in Marco Brambilla’s new video for the Sphere, created with AI

The King reclaims his throne in an immersive video that will play during U2’s concerts at the city’s new $2.3bn entertainment complex

Fresh light on Wren: new installations interact with the domed spaces of two of the architect's greatest buildings

300 hundred years after the death of Christopher Wren, the London Design Festival has commissioned new pieces of light art for St Paul’s Cathedral and St Stephen Walbrook

Invisible by numbers: artists must remain vigilant to escape censorship loop created by social media shadowbans

New European regulations have required Instagram to reveal how some artists’ accounts have been deprived of visibility. But fears remain over who has access to the culture-shaping power of social media