The Modern Myth of Digimodernism

Perhaps the defining feature of our modern age is the computerization of both our physical and cultural lives. While many see this as a sign of technological progress, a simple and unequivocally positive result of technological evolution, the cultural and artistic impacts of this increase in computerization are important and should be given critical consideration….

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Strange & Familiar: The Architecture of Fogo Island

After the collapse of the fishery, Fogo Island’s main employer, the Newfoundland island was in dire straits until the return of native islander Zita Cobb, who funneled her self-made fortune into an ambitious project combined innovation, artistic vision, environmental responsibility, and community involvement in order to revitalize the ailing Fogo Island economy. In recent years, the…

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The Value of Bad Art

W hen we talk about art, we tend to talk about the greats. Serious discussions of art generally focus on works by accepted masters, the Kubricks and Picassos of the world, or on works that have been validated by some form of curation. Rarely do we think of children’s clumsy stick figure depictions of the…

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