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VIDEO: “Art & Technology: What’s Next for Art in the Digital Age?” Parts 1-4

On Thursday, June 12, 2014, Saatchi Art hosted a panel discussion to explore the intersection of art and technology. The panel examined these questions and more: How is technology changing the ways people can discover art? What are the challenges facing artists? How is technology transforming the ways in which art is being bought and by whom? What impact is technology having on creativity?

Missed the event or want to re-live it? Check out the complete recording in 4 parts below.

Panelists included (left to right):

  • Sean Moriarty, CEO of Saatchi Art and former CEO of Ticketmaster
  • D.A. Wallach, a recording artist and songwriter who has worked with Kanye West and Pharrell Williams, and is also a tech advisor and investor for start-ups such as Spotify, where he is Artist-in-Residence
  • Mileece, an experience designer and sonic artist, who also works as a renewable energy ambassador
  • Christian Strike, celebrated curator, serial entrepreneur, and founder of Newsfeed, Country Club and Iconoclast Editions

The panel was moderated by Lori Kozlowski of Forbes, who wrote an article on the topic following the event. Read it here.

“My hypothesis is that art is on the verge of going ‘mainstream,’ sort of as ‘high fashion’ has in the past several years. High school kids hadn’t heard of Margiela and Alexander Wang until they started pop-ping up in songs and online. And now young people post Givenchy’s new pieces on their Tumblrs as a proxy for actually buying the things. It’s a way of saying: ‘this is who I am,’ ‘this is what I think is beautiful.’ And I think the same thing might very well happen with visual art…”

—D.A. Wallach

Want more? Join the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #artandtech.