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Forget about listening to ourselves. In the age of data, algorithms have the answer. For thousands of years humans believed that authority came from the gods. Then, during the modern era, humanism gradually shifted authority from deities to people. Jean-Jacques Rousseau summed up this revolution in...

Gideon Lewis-Kraus is a writer at large for 'the magazine' NYT and a fellow at New America   Prologue: You Are What You Have Read Late one Friday night in early November, Jun Rekimoto, a distinguished professor of human-computer interaction at the University of Tokyo, was online preparing...

Coming from the financial sector, where for years he has worked as an investment banker, the Brussels-based collector Alain Servais prides himself on taking a holistic view of the systems powering the global art industry, applying market models to predict future trends—and swoop in on...

Situating Post Internet by Domenico Quaranta I Writing about post internet art from an art history perspective looks pretty much like an impossible task at present. Either we are still trapped in the storm of comments, opinions and debates that blew up when this proposed art label...

New Business Models for the Art Market with Jonathan T.D. Neil and Stefan Simchowitz An informational and comprehensive conversation focusing on the proliferation of the international art market and the role of new models in this expanded field. Art sales have traditionally passed through auction houses,...

As the highlight of Hainan Rendez-vous, “Art in Hainan” will come back with exclusive selection of great contemporary artists. Art in Hainan curated by Magda Danysz, director of the Galerie Magda Danysz in Paris and 18 Gallery in Shanghai. She’s decorated by the French ministry of...

Collective intelligence is a shared or group intelligence that emerges from the collaboration and competition of many individuals. Collective intelligence appears in a wide variety of forms of consensus decision making in bacteria, animals, humans, and computer networks. Collective intelligence can be encouraged to overcome ‘groupthink’ and individual...

How To Become a Successful Contemporary Artist From A to Z   So your art is great. You just finished a series of paintings or photographs. Next step, place it in the art world. People need to see it, but they won’t just be looking at your...

How To Become a Successful Contemporary Artist From A to Z “Lack of charisma can be fatal!” - Jenny Holzer Be authentic. Do what you do. No one likes wannabes. Nerds managed to be cool! Capice? You don’t want a girl who’s faking it! Do you? Be...

"You want to be an artist? Don’t be ridiculous! Everyone is an artist these days! That’s because everyone listened to Joseph Beuys, who said that everyone was an artist. So you’re probably just an artist who hasn’t realised it yet. For sure, you’re probably going...

Shanghai’s grootste stedelijk beeldenpark bevindt zich in het stadscentrum (Jing An District) en wil de Chinese bevolking vertrouwd maken met wat de hedendaagse kunst te bieden heeft. Daarvoor werden over de gehele wereld een 40-tal kunstenaars geselecteerd door een team onder leiding van de toonaangevende Chinese...

"Social life moves further, leaving a state of ‘having’ and proceeding into a state of ‘appearing;’ namely the appearance of the image." Guy Debord The Society of the Spectacle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...

Spectacle operates in two contexts simultaneously. On the one hand, it refers to high culture (drama, movies) performances where the draw for an audience is the impressive visual accomplishment. On the other hand, it refers to low cultural shows operating in a folk environment. These can range from the freak show to...

Afflatus is a Latin term derived from Cicero (in De Natura Deorum (The Nature of the Gods)) that has been translated as “inspiration.” Cicero’s usage was a literalizing of “inspiration,” which had already become figurative. Literally, “inspiration,” like “afflatus,” means “to be blown into” by a divine wind. As “inspiration” came to...

"People want to be told what is good and valuable People collect art just like star wars toys People like the feeling being turned on by something not everyone can appreciate Storytelling is by far the most underrated skill in business Don’t try to sell early, build brand equity Your...