truth in permanence

Preserving an object (not necessarily physical) means upholding a state. This desirable state can be viewed as a form of truth to be given permanence.

In InfoSec the integrity of information is being maintained. In the world of art we know we're dealing with the right painting but also in its proper condition. There are other forms of truth in art as well, not to be mixed up. For instance, do we trust an artist who claims to be representing some aspect of reality?

This - in a nutshell - is my ongoing essay.


time and space

seeing what she sees

closeness in spite of distance

knowing that she knows


Digital take-aways

So, what were my take-aways from Art in Digital Environments?

Art as a process. Digital art often assumes participator involvement to an extent where the artwork can be viewed as a process, rather than an object.

Preservation through crowdsourcing. Jon Ippolito argues compellingly that public involvement is the most effective way to preserve digital artworks over time.

Art as resistance. Regarding surveillance, globalisation or capitalism - more often than not, digital art carries a critical discourse.