Montag, 2. März 2009

Innovation: Fine Arts and IT

IT, Art and Social Data: Fleshmaps from
artistic studies by Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viégas (2008)

More Business, less Art
Origin: Martin Wattenberg

Industry is always balancing between standardization and innovation: Maturing means cost reduction through standardization - but "market" means trying to be special! One way to be special in areas where humans are the target audience is fine arts. But what is new?

New is the exploitation of IT for fine arts (vice versa). IT is a wonderful magnifier of the creative power, and also of the distribution power of some piece of art.
Many great examples are from the IBM (close to MIT) group around Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viégas:
From a business perspective, examples combining business, IT and fine arts are more and more important to attract people in the information flood: The example shows the stock market overview on Monday, March 2 - with a lot of red (losses).
More fine art, more life and less bsuiness (presumably) shows the web site fleshmap mapping human bodies and desires.

Keine Kommentare:

Kommentar veröffentlichen