The Wallace Initiative commissioned working papers/artistic responses from Bay Area artists about deepening, expanding, and diversifying cultural participation, hoping to generate new ideas and spark conversations between regional artists and arts organizations.
All commissioned artists were asked to respond to a very specific statement, “How rapidly changing demographics and/or evolving technologies impact the ways in which artists and arts organizations across the region connect with audiences.” What better way to explore technology than with … technology?
Peggy Weil, digital media artist and professor of interactive media at University of Southern California, deconstructs the above statement in a hypertext diagram and essay that pull together case studies from arts organizations and artists.
This diagram (a nod to Robert Cumming’s work in the show 9 Artists / 9 Spaces) serves as an organizing mechanism to what I saw as a bewildering number of threads embodied in the Foundation’s inquiry. I broke it down to an interlocking set of topics and essays, each accessible via the graphic diagram.
Please click here to begin exploring Peggy’s hypertext diagram online.