Crosscut's Third Arts Salon: Tech And The Democratization Of Art

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Crosscut's Third Arts Salon: Tech And The Democratization Of Art
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Crosscut’s third curated Arts Salon series will examine the intersection of art and technology with an emphasis on the democratization of art. How does technology impact what kind of art is made? How do social media websites (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) affect art, its representation and the amount of users looking at it online? What about online art sites? What is their role in shaping how art is sold, who sells it and what art becomes popular?

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The evening will feature displays, performances, and presentations by multiple artists that work within art and technology, including:

Ginny Ruffner, a Seattle artist, has had 74 solo shows, several hundred group shows, and her work is in 53 permanent museum and public collections around the world. Seattle public art installations include a permanent installation in the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park. Recent Augmented Reality projects include ‘Weston Riff’ currently on exhibition at Photo Center NW.

Brent Watanabe, an artist combining a background in traditional materials and practices (drawing, sculpture) with emerging technologies (computer programming, electronics), exploring an artistic field still being defined and discovered. His recent work “San Andreas Streaming Deer Cam” went viral, and will be showcased at the Arts Salon.

Iskra Johnson, a graduate of the University of Washington, is the entrepreneur behind two businesses that cross the spectrum between art and design.

Tivon Rice, whose work critically explores representation and communication in the context of digital technologies. His projects examine the ways physical environments and mass media create images, and in turn, build histories around sites and communities.

Aaron Lichtner, a data scientist and artist with a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering. He combines technology and design to tell compelling stories using data. He recently teamed up with Drizl to build an intelligent art recommendation and discovery engine.
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By: Crosscut

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