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  • Unlike music, the art world has largely remained offline – until now
  • Unlike music, the art world has largely remained offline – until now
    Dustin Gaffke, Creative Commons (2014) ©
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Electric Objects: digital masterpieces for the 21st century art collector

Music, film and publishing are all part of our digital lives, but the art world remains stubbornly offline. Electric Objects, a digital frame that displays “the most beautiful parts of the internet”, wants to make hanging a GIF on your wall as instinctive as downloading a film.

Location United States

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“The internet offers artists the opportunity to have something they’ve never had before,” says Kevin Slavin, an artist and Assistant Professor at the MIT Media Lab. “Which is an audience.” [1] But while web culture is making us more visually literate than ever, and interest in art is on the rise, a truly popular web platform for digital art has proved elusive.

Electric Objects, a digital frame specifically built to display “the most beautiful parts of the internet”, hopes to be the first to make hanging a GIF on your wall as instinctive as downloading ...

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