In 1968, amidst new technologies like computers and video being used in art, theorist Jack Burnham declared the art of that time “is fundamentally concerned with the implementation of the art impulse in an advanced technological society.”
Today, over half a century later, the same phrase could be uttered with a minor alteration: The art of today is fundamentally concerned with the implementation of the art impulse in a heavily networked society—one with the internet.
How does the (omni)presence of the internet influence the way art is made today? Can artists still create work in the same way that they did before the internet?
This Halsey Talks discussion will examine these questions of how art has shifted since the internet has become a large part of daily living. We will look at examples of several artists working today in order to explore art after the internet.