NFTs have brought digital art into the spotlight, but they also have cast a long shadow over the decades-long history of digital art that preceded them. Even the artistic projects that were made with and about blockchain technologies just five years ago seem to have been erased in the rush to hail this “revolutionary” development in contemporary art. In this program, we heard from Dr. Tina Rivers Ryan who brought us through a brief journey of digital art since the 1960s. Her talk emphasized digital art’s major artists, practices, and themes, as well as the evolution of its relation to traditional arts institutions, such as galleries and museums.
Click here to view the program page.