New Technologies and the Art Market

A talk at Sotheby’s Institute of Art on 12 December 2018. Hiding in plain sight: whilst a Christie’s auction an ‘AI artwork’ fetches 45 times the estimate and an ‘AI exhibition’ at the Serpentine is hailed as a ‘landmark’ (New York Times), an exhibition at Goldsmiths’, ‘Creative Machines’, which features some genuinely innovative work, takes place away from the main space and is unheralded…

Let's talk about pay prices and how to make a living

A talk/workshop with ALt-MFA on 24 April 2018.

Practical Advice: Digitalisation and the Market

A whistle-stop tour through five topics (plus a few ideas for the Q&A) for Bloomberg New Contemporaries IRL to URL event at Baltic, Gateshead on 25 November 2017. 

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Presented as part of a seminar at Ars Electronica 2017. Notes in praise of wall text and titles - "The painter’s products stand before us as though they were alive, but if you question them, they maintain a majestic silence.” Socrates

13 Confusions (after Amos Vogel and Dan Fox)

Notes on the challenges facing Media Art (and new media art and digital art and software art and computer art...)  for a presentation at the Media Art Seminar at Linz University in 2016. “It shouldn’t be called Computer Art in the first place. There’s confusion between how something is produced and what you show.  Nobody says: ‘he’s a pencil artist’ because he makes only drawings.  I always laughed when people asked if it was art.  What else is it?  It’s what I do…  It’s either art and it’s interesting or it’s nothing.” Manfred Mohr, 2012