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When tech inspires art

From NPR‘s All Tech Considered blog:

When you think of tech art, you probably imagine digital computer graphics, but that’s only one side of the picture. There’s a growing genre of artists who use the high-tech, online world as inspiration for old-fashioned artwork.

Moberly is an artist in London. She’s saved every text message she’s ever received since 1999. She thinks of them as artifacts. She says these everday messages offer a glimpse into the social/political developments of our time, the way Victorian cross-stitch samplers are a peek into the 19th-century. But, whereas, Victorian cross-stitch samplers encouraged good morals and manners, Moberly’s upcoming exhibit is about sex, drugs and rock and roll.

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Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.