The Easel

From selfies to virtual reality, how technology is changing the art world

No less an authority than the head of Art Basel thinks digital art is the next big thing. Using both off the shelf and bespoke programming, digital art is proving just as potent as painting or sculpture as a means of exploring “the dreams and nightmares of the digital age”. As an example of the genre, Ed Atkins, an artist who uses object recognition technology, is reviewed here.