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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

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A question of attribution: just how useful can AI tools be?

Connoisseurs and app makers agree on one thing: artificial intelligence-driven apps may supplement but do not replace the human eye and expertise in assessing a picture’s authorship

Pulling at loose Threads: should the art world sign up to the latest social media app?

Art world figures are forging new personalities on the new 'Twitter clone' from Meta

Venture capital and other tech-industry funding methods come to the art world

There is more variety than ever in how and why art is funded and the Silicon Valley models have arrived

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”

Art world AI-nxiety: what is artificial intelligence and how are artists using it?

Plus, the AI photography scandal at the Sony World Photography Awards

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'AI will become the new normal’: how the art world's technological boom is changing the industry

Artificial intelligence art projects are popping up everywhere, forcing difficult questions around artist agency, copyright and market value

Paris's Centre Pompidou breaks new ground by acquiring 18 NFTs

The acquisition, the first of its kind by a major French public museum, includes works by Jonas Lund, Robness, Agnieszka Kurant and Sarah Meyohas

Mysterious NFT collector—who may actually be the rapper Snoop Dogg—gifts 22 blockchain works to Lacma

Pseudonymous NFT collector Cozomo de’ Medici gives Los Angeles County Museum of Art "largest collection of its kind in a US museum"

Fleeing Twitter? Sick of Instagram? Eight lesser-known social media sites for the art world to try

More than a million users have left Twitter since business magnate took over the platform

Artist robot goes to UK parliament—and gives politicians nightmares

“Contemporary art project” Ai-Da gave evidence to the House of Lords, taking questions from bemused members

Investigative artists Forensic Architecture claim to uncover new evidence in shooting of Al-Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh

Working with human rights organisation Al-Haq, new report says journalists were deliberately targeted by Israeli forces in May

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NFTs use 'smart' contracts—but what exactly are they?

The sale of works on the blockchain inscribes "promises" within the code—but it is not that simple

Christie’s launches venture capital fund for art tech startups with a focus on NFTs

Move follows concerted drive by the auction house to gain ground in the blockchain and fintech domains

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What is generative art and why does it matter?

As Phillips presents the first ever auction dedicated to the medium, we consider what it is and how it is curated

JR in AR: artists wants people to leave portraits in the metaverse in new project

App in partnership with Superblue to be rolled out across cities worldwide

Want to look like Mona Lisa? A new website turns your selfies into Leonardo da Vinci-style portraits

The Da Vinci Face platform uses using artificial intelligence and sophisticated algorithms to transform you into an Old Master

Art and crypto: a marriage made in Miami

As the mayor pledges to move Silicon Valley to the city, Art Basel in Miami Beach ramps up its NFT offerings

New app artpass ID promises art market due diligence in one click—but does it really work?

Artpass ID has been created by Dutch tech entrepreneurs David Dehaeck and Nathalie Haveman, and has Rakhi Talwar, former global compliance head at Christie’s, on the team

'Choose your unicorn: why angel investors are ploughing millions into art startups'

Tech-led art businesses are starting to attract venture capitalist funding, with the NFT platform MakersPlace recently gaining $30m investment

Anonymous peer-to-peer trading platform LiveArt Market launches with $5m of sales already—but how on earth does it work?

Buyers and sellers will never know each others identity when transacting through the online site, but its founders say such privacy encourages trust and transparency

Robots and submarines: France's new state-of-the-art ship is a game changer for marine archaeology

Big enough to cross the Atlantic, the high-tech research vessel Alfred Merlin ushers in a new era for French underwater heritage

Pushing the envelope: new technology reads 300-year-old letter without opening it

X-rays and computer algorithms preserve the complicated technique of letterlocking, which turn writing paper into envelope

Fast forward: revamped Australian Centre for the Moving Image promises a high-tech experience

The Melbourne museum of screen culture reopens with a contactless device that allows visitors to curate virtual collections

Raphael Cartoons are ready for their close-up on V&A website

High-resolution images of Renaissance treasures go online, revealing the tiniest details of Raphael’s creative process

Chicago galleries eat up restaurant reservation app to buoy business

After a months-long shut down of in-person visits, a group of dealers have turned to online reservation systems initially built to support restaurants

Digital Benin: a milestone on the long, slow journey to restitution

When British troops plundered the Royal Palace of Benin in the 19th century, at least 3,000 objects were dispersed internationally. A new online database is bringing them together

AI you ready for this? Bucharest Biennale to be curated by artificial intelligence called Jarvis

The 2022 edition will exist in virtual reality and use data harvested from universities, galleries and art centres to select artists