“Each age finds its own technique”.

– Jackson Pollock

techspressionism

/tek-spresh-uh-niz-uh m/

  1.   An artistic approach in which technology is utilized as a means to express emotional experience.
  2.   A 21st century artistic and social movement.

ROOT WORDS  (source: Oxford Dictionaries):

expressionism: A style of painting, music, or drama in which the artist or writer seeks to express
emotional experience rather than impressions of the external world.
technology :The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry.

August 5, 2021: 234 artists from 34 countries // #techspressionism on Instagram: 15.9K posts

MOVEMENT

Techspressionism is introduced as a new art-historical term to describe fine artists using digital technology to convey subjective, emotional content.

Techspressionism distinguishes expressive fine art results from such genres as “digital art,” which can include animated movies, and video games, as well as  from “new media” works that do not embody convincing artistic intent.

The subjective lens of the individual artist (rather than the product of a corporate studio) is what connects Techspressionism to its predecessor, ExpressionismExpressionists presented the world from a subjective perspective, distorting it radically in order to evoke moods or ideas, seeking to express their emotional experience rather than physical reality.

A core group of artists have begun working together to develop momentum for the adoption of the term Techspressionism through the planning of an international juried exhibition to be followed by a physical exhibition in 2022.  We meet biweekly at our Techspressionist Salon artist meetups on Zoom to discuss art and technology. Further information on the origins of the term Techspressionism is available here.

The Techspressionist Manifesto, a document that draws inspiration from artistic manifestos of the past (including Marinetti’s Futurist Manifesto and Breton’s Surrealist Manifesto) is a open-ended document subject to ongoing revisions from group members.

We encourage artists who identify with the approach of using technology as a means to express emotional experience to self-identify as Techspressionists by including the hashtag #techspressionism on Instagram and other social media platforms.

We are actively reviewing images using the hashtag and reposting a curated selection of these works to the official @techspressionism account.  Artists whose work is reposted are invited to be included in an online index of Techspressionist visual artists.

Version History

V2.0 – Anne Morgan Spalter, January 2021, Brattleboro, VT, USA.
V1.0 – Colin Goldberg, August 2020, Rocky Point, NY, USA.

A curated sampling of works posted using the hashtag #techspressionism is below.

Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Mark Walker, Wichita KS US
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@mswalk5art
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#techspressionism

Shaken Not Stirred #blackwhitephotography #blackandwhite #bw #bnw #mono #bw_lover #monochrome #bwoftheday #blancoynegro #bwstyles_gf #noir #noiretblanc #noirlovers #ic_bw #bw_society #monoart #artonInstagram #contemporaryart
#artmadewithapps #ictartist #mswalk5art
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#contemporaryart
#modernism
#digitalfineart
#newmediaart
#privatecollection
#artinvestment
#artinvestor
#artcollection
@hyperallergic
@hifructosemag
@juxtapozmag
@whitehotmagazine
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Mark Walker, Wichita KS US
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@mswalk5art
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#techspressionism

On Top Of The Underwater World #blackwhitephotography #blackandwhite #bw #bnw #mono #bw_lover #monochrome #bwoftheday #blancoynegro #bwstyles_gf #noir #noiretblanc #noirlovers #ic_bw #bw_society #monoart #artonInstagram #contemporaryart
#artmadewithapps #ictartist #mswalk5art #surrealphotgaphy
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#modernism
#digitalfineart
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#privatecollection
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Mark Walker, Wichita KS US
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@mswalk5art
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#techspressionism

Distortion Politic #blackwhitephotography #blackandwhite #bw #bnw #mono #bw_lover #monochrome #bwoftheday #blancoynegro #bwstyles_gf #noir #noiretblanc #noirlovers #ic_bw #bw_society #monoart #artonInstagram #contemporaryart
#artmadewithapps #ictartist #mswalk5art #surrealphotgaphy
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#modernism
#digitalfineart
#newmediaart
#privatecollection
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Cynthia Beth Rubin – New Haven CT USA
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The reworked manuscript in progress
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@cbrubinstudio
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#techspressionism

Come see Cynthia speak on her work at the next Techspressionist Virtual Artist Salon on Tuesday July 6th, 2PM EDT - register for free at Techspressionism.com/zoom
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Cynthia Beth Rubin – New Haven CT USA
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Diatom and Asterionellopsis
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@cbrubinstudio
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Come see Cynthia speak on her work at the next Techspressionist Virtual Artist Salon on Tuesday July 6th, 2PM EDT - register for free at Techspressionism.com/zoom
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Cynthia Beth Rubin – New Haven CT USA
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Diatom circles and chains with many other plankton
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@cbrubinstudio
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Come see Cynthia speak on her work at the next Techspressionist Virtual Artist Salon on Tuesday July 6th, 2PM EDT - register for free at Techspressionism.com/zoom
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Renata Janiszewska – Toronto, Canada
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@renatajiji_
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Come see Renata speak on her work at our next Zoom Salon on 7/6, 2PM EDT - register for free at Techspressionism.com/zoom
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#techspressionism


surfing the oneiric #electroniccanvas .
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#digitalpainting #newmediaartist #digitalart #cbcarts #artsnumériques #multimedia #artjaws #multimediaart #museum #seditionart #digitalcanvas #technologie #artdigital #artnumérique #artvisuel #nft #kunst #digitaldrawing #digitalcurves #numérique #signature #pulpogallery2022 @pulpogallery #artcontemporain #metaverse #digitalpaint
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Renata Janiszewska – Toronto, Canada
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@renatajiji_
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Come see Renata speak on her work at our next Zoom Salon on 7/6, 2PM EDT - register for free at Techspressionism.com/zoom
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#techspressionism

l’héritier impérial #electroniccanvas

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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Renata Janiszewska – Toronto, Canada
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@renatajiji_
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Come see Renata speak on her work at our next Zoom Salon on 7/6, 2PM EDT - register for free at Techspressionism.com/zoom
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#techspressionism

nébuleuse infirme #electroniccanvas

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#newmediaartist #digitalartgroup #lightart #artsnumériques #multimedia #artjaws #mutable #techspressionism #seditionartist #algorithm #technologie #artdigital #artnumérique #artvisuel #kunst #curator #bitforms #digitalcurves #numérique #kino #generativeart #nftart #artcontemporain #metaverse #aiart #artadvisor #digitalfineart #artcollector


nébuleuse infirme #electroniccanvas

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#newmediaartist #digitalartgroup #lightart #artsnumériques #multimedia #artjaws #mutable #techspressionism #seditionartist #algorithm #technologie #artdigital #artnumérique #artvisuel #kunst #curator #bitforms #digitalcurves #numérique #kino #generativeart #nftart #artcontemporain #metaverse #aiart #artadvisor #digitalfineart #artcollector
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Victor Acevedo, Los Angeles CA
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@victoracevedo347
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#techspressionism

Here’s a little piece from 28 years ago called Bio-Mass. It’s from 1990* with a little tweak on the back panel done just this evening on December 13, 2018.
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* revised from a previous version of this post.
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Don’t miss Victor Acevedo (@victoracevedo347) and Christine Sciulli (@x_i_n_e) live on Zoom at our next Techspressionist Salon - Tuesday 6/22 2PM EDT - Event is free but registration is required: register online at Techspressionism.com/salon/
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#contemporaryart
#modernism
#digitalfineart
#newmediaart
#privatecollection
#artinvestment
#artinvestor
#artcollection
@hyperallergic
@hifructosemag
@juxtapozmag
@whitehotmagazine
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Victor Acevedo, Los Angeles CA
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@victoracevedo347
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#techspressionism

Full image + details : Here’s another rarely seen relatively early digital print of mine called Wired Couple (Truncated Octahedron) from 1989-91.
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It was based on a scanned photograph and included geometrical overlays and digital paint touches done on the Cubicomp system platformed on an IBM PC clone. © 1989-2019 v. Acevedo
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Don’t miss Victor Acevedo (@victoracevedo347) and Christine Sciulli (@x_i_n_e) live on Zoom at our next Techspressionist Salon - Tuesday 6/22 2PM EDT - Event is free but registration is required: register online at Techspressionism.com/salon/
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REGISTRATION 🔗 IN PROFILE
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#contemporaryart
#modernism
#digitalfineart
#newmediaart
#privatecollection
#artinvestment
#artinvestor
#artcollection
@hyperallergic
@hifructosemag
@juxtapozmag
@whitehotmagazine
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Victor Acevedo, Los Angeles CA
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@victoracevedo347
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#techspressionism

NYC 83-85 digital print from 1993. Victor Acevedo : Signed limited edition of 10. Sourced from an analog 35mm slide digitized and 'infected' with CGI (computer graphic imagery) using a MAC based software called Strata3D.
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Don’t miss Victor Acevedo (@victoracevedo347) and Christine Sciulli (@x_i_n_e) live on Zoom at our next Techspressionist Salon - Tuesday 6/22 2PM EDT - Event is free but registration is required: register online at Techspressionism.com/salon/
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REGISTRATION 🔗 IN PROFILE
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#contemporaryart
#modernism
#digitalfineart
#newmediaart
#privatecollection
#artinvestment
#artinvestor
#artcollection
@hyperallergic
@hifructosemag
@juxtapozmag
@whitehotmagazine
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Gregory Little, Oberlin OH USA
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@gregoryalittle
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#techspressionism

Stay tuned for Greg’s presentation at our next Salon on 6/8 2PM EDT - RSVP @ Techspressionism.com/salon
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Into the archives “Building a Body w/o Organs” virtual world for Hemispherium, Virtual Reality and Innovation Centre, University of Teesside, Middlesborough England 1999. #techspressionism #vr #hemispherium #visualphilosphy #artuad #deleuzeandguattari #opengl #openinventor #visualhuman
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#modernism
#digitalfineart
#newmediaart
#techspressionist
#digitalart
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Gregory Little, Oberlin OH USA
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@gregoryalittle
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#techspressionism

Stay tuned for Greg’s presentation at our next Salon on 6/8 2PM EDT - RSVP @ Techspressionism.com/salon
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from the archive: screen shot from a virtual world, “Building myself a Body w/o Organs” 2006. VR headset and projection.
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#privatecollection
#artinvestment
#artinvestor
#artcollection
#vrart
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Gregory Little, Oberlin OH USA
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@gregoryalittle
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#techspressionism
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Stay tuned for Greg’s presentation at our next Salon on 6/8 2PM EDT - RSVP @ Techspressionism.com/salon

Animation: Gregory Little 2018
music: Miles Gilbert ensemble featuring Jeffrey Mumford on piano Gabe Heinemann sax, Percussion Hugh Kline. Oberlin Conservatory of Music
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#visualpoetry #digitalanimation #jazzvideo #oberlinjazz
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#modernism
#digitalfineart
#newmediaart
#privatecollection
#artinvestment
#artinvestor
#artcollection
@hyperallergic
@hifructosemag
@juxtapozmag
@whitehotmagazine
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Uli Ap - London, UK
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@__uliap__
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#techspressionism

@alienartificialintelligence is having a new skin

#art #science #technology #ai #artificialintelligence #vr #virtualreality #film #video #performance #contemporaryart #physical #digital #virtual #alien #yellow
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Uli Ap - London, UK
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@__uliap__
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#techspressionism

@alienartificialintelligence

Looking Back in Pixels

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Don’t Look Back in Pixels

What is the better title? xx

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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Uli Ap - London, UK
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@__uliap__
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#techspressionism


How I became the Alien AI due to my scientist father who were taking pictures of me complaining that I grew up into the artist 😃 we were making photographs from negatives together with him and watching them drying. B/W photograph is by my father xx 💛 xx I’m expressing the Alien Love 💛🤩💛👽💛

@alienartificialintelligence

#art #science #technology #ai #artificialintelligence #vr #virtualreality #film #video #performance #contemporaryart #physical #digital #virtual #alien #yellow
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Alessio Sanna - Sassari, Italy
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@ozorth
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#techspressionism

structures in space

#art #abstract #abstractart #designart #digitalart #instaart #instaartist #design #visual #visualartist #creativity #originalart #originalartwork #originalartist #light #lights #colors #glitch #acid #fusion #trip #illusion #flow #dissolved #minimal #dense #vision #structure
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Alessio Sanna - Sassari, Italy
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@ozorth
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#techspressionism

antigravity vortex

#art #abstract #abstractart #abstractaddict #abstractartlovers #abstractworld #designart #glitchcult #glitchartcollective #glitchglue #outsiderart #artgallery #digitalabstract #digitalart #instaart #instaartist #design #visual #visualartist #originalart #originalartwork #originalartist #colors #glitch #trip #flow #lights #sensations
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Alessio Sanna - Sassari, Italy
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@ozorth
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#techspressionism

geometric tails

#abstractart #abstractaddict #abstractartlovers #abstractworld #designart #glitchcult #glitchartcollective #glitchglue #outsiderart #artgallery #digitalabstract #digitalart #instaart #instaartist #design #visual #visualartist #originalart #originalartwork #originalartist #colors #glitch #trip #flow #lights #sensations #geometric
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Techspressionist Salon #18

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Virtual Artist Meetup
LIVE ON ZOOM
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Free to attend // registration required
RSVP LINK IN PROFILE
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FEATURED ARTISTS:

DJ SPOOKY
Paul D. Miller aka That Subliminal Kid
@djspooky_official
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ULI AP (UK)
Alien Artificial Intelligence
@__uliap__/
@alienartificialintelligence

#techspressionism
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Techspressionist Salon #18

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Virtual Artist Meetup
LIVE ON ZOOM
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Free to attend // registration required
RSVP LINK IN PROFILE
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FEATURED ARTISTS:

DJ SPOOKY
Paul D. Miller aka That Subliminal Kid
@djspooky_official
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ULI AP (UK)
Alien Artificial Intelligence
@__uliap__/
@alienartificialintelligence

#techspressionism
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Techspressionist Salon #18

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Virtual Artist Meetup
LIVE ON ZOOM
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Free to attend // registration required
RSVP LINK IN PROFILE
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FEATURED ARTISTS:

DJ SPOOKY
Paul D. Miller aka That Subliminal Kid
@djspooky_official
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ULI AP (UK)
Alien Artificial Intelligence
@__uliap__/
@alienartificialintelligence

#techspressionism
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist artist:
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky - NYC NY
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@djspooky_official
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QUANTOPIA: THE EVOLUTION OF THE INTERNET
by Paul D. Miller aka DJ SPOOKY

A celebration of the history of the Internet, QUANTOPIA is a tribute to the depth and high stakes of free speech and creative expression involved in our daily use of media. Teaming up with Internet Archive and data artist Greg Niemeyer, mathematician Roger Antonsen and VR studio, MEDIUM Labs, composer/multimedia artist Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky has created a multimedia journey exploring the network evolution.

QUANTOPIA, defined as the utopia of quantification —the dream that we can count, measure, and weigh everything and reach a perfect understanding of the world despite its paradoxes— brings new, fresh perspectives on the 50-year evolution of information technology. DJ Spooky creates live loops and layers of sound, enveloped by data visualization, live strings and youth choir singing lines from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The hour-long experience illuminates ever-present issues of inclusion and exclusion, echo chambers and small-world phenomena,

Commissioned by Internet Archive; a Hewlett 50 Arts Commission funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Produced by Sozo Artists with additional support from Sozo Impact, Inc.

QUANTOPIA premiered in January 2019 to a sold out house at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

Watch the full video at https://djspooky.com/quantopia/

#quantopia
#techspressionism
#djspooky
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist artist:
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky - NYC NY
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@djspooky_official
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QUANTOPIA: THE EVOLUTION OF THE INTERNET
by Paul D. Miller aka DJ SPOOKY

A celebration of the history of the Internet, QUANTOPIA is a tribute to the depth and high stakes of free speech and creative expression involved in our daily use of media. Teaming up with Internet Archive and data artist Greg Niemeyer, mathematician Roger Antonsen and VR studio, MEDIUM Labs, composer/multimedia artist Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky has created a multimedia journey exploring the network evolution.

QUANTOPIA, defined as the utopia of quantification —the dream that we can count, measure, and weigh everything and reach a perfect understanding of the world despite its paradoxes— brings new, fresh perspectives on the 50-year evolution of information technology. DJ Spooky creates live loops and layers of sound, enveloped by data visualization, live strings and youth choir singing lines from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The hour-long experience illuminates ever-present issues of inclusion and exclusion, echo chambers and small-world phenomena,

Commissioned by Internet Archive; a Hewlett 50 Arts Commission funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Produced by Sozo Artists with additional support from Sozo Impact, Inc.

QUANTOPIA premiered in January 2019 to a sold out house at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

Watch the full video at https://djspooky.com/quantopia/

#quantopia
#techspressionism
#djspooky
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist artist:
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky - NYC NY
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@djspooky_official
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QUANTOPIA: THE EVOLUTION OF THE INTERNET
by Paul D. Miller aka DJ SPOOKY

A celebration of the history of the Internet, QUANTOPIA is a tribute to the depth and high stakes of free speech and creative expression involved in our daily use of media. Teaming up with Internet Archive and data artist Greg Niemeyer, mathematician Roger Antonsen and VR studio, MEDIUM Labs, composer/multimedia artist Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky has created a multimedia journey exploring the network evolution.

QUANTOPIA, defined as the utopia of quantification —the dream that we can count, measure, and weigh everything and reach a perfect understanding of the world despite its paradoxes— brings new, fresh perspectives on the 50-year evolution of information technology. DJ Spooky creates live loops and layers of sound, enveloped by data visualization, live strings and youth choir singing lines from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The hour-long experience illuminates ever-present issues of inclusion and exclusion, echo chambers and small-world phenomena,

Commissioned by Internet Archive; a Hewlett 50 Arts Commission funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Produced by Sozo Artists with additional support from Sozo Impact, Inc.

QUANTOPIA premiered in January 2019 to a sold out house at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

Watch the full video at https://djspooky.com/quantopia/

#quantopia
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Christine Sciulli - NYC NY
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@x_i_n_e
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#techspressionism 

What a great evening!Thank you @leibercollection for making my petit nuit blanche come to light! Thanks to all my artist friends who put in and trusted the process! @saskia.friedrich @saintsquid @jeremynative @philippecheng @peterdaytonart @pipideer @malolocanoesurf @studiotoniross @bastischmidt @123jllll @conradartist @warrenneidich and to the French Existentialist Poetry Club for performing their greatest hits from La Peste to Beatnik Baby @peterdaytonart @barbaradaytonstudio @nika_nesgoda @carter_burwell @hankmuchnic et moi.
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#modernism
#digitalfineart
#newmediaart
#privatecollection
#artinvestment
#artinvestor
#artcollection
@hyperallergic
@hifructosemag
@juxtapozmag
@whitehotmagazine
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Christine Sciulli - NYC NY
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@x_i_n_e
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#techspressionism 

@projectyourvote x @projectprojectvote content by #projectyourvote lux launched by #ProjectProjectVote #wideawakes #joytothepolls #counteveryvote #celebratethevote #yourvotematters #unstoppablevoters #culturesurge (projection team @x_i_n_e and @rakelle99 )
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#modernism
#digitalfineart
#newmediaart
#privatecollection
#artinvestment
#artinvestor
#artcollection
@hyperallergic
@hifructosemag
@juxtapozmag
@whitehotmagazine
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Christine Sciulli - NYC NY
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@x_i_n_e
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#techspressionism 

Snapshots from projection work with @lindsaymorrisphoto images from her Meet Your Neighbor and Covid Teens @guildhalltac @duckcreekarts 17 Oct 2020 . Both of her shows are up now (but the projections were one night only) go to @lindsaymorrisphoto for times and dates.
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#modernism
#digitalfineart
#newmediaart
#privatecollection
#artinvestment
#artinvestor
#artcollection
@hyperallergic
@hifructosemag
@juxtapozmag
@whitehotmagazine
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