Curated by Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen. Featuring artitst: Benjamin De Kosnik, Scott Kildall, Laura Hyunjhee Kim, Kadet Kuhne, Al Grumet, Tim Roseborough, and Smith|Allen (Stephanie Smith & Bryan Allen)
Bay Area Digitalists highlights digital artists whose work is inspired by the deep history and culture of technology in the Bay Area.
From the hand-built computers of the Homebrew Computer Club that eventually launched Apple Computers, to the personal ads and resource-sharing of Craigslist, to the pink mustachioed ride-share of Lyft, the SF/Bay Area has been an incubator for creative uses of technology.
Within new media art, the Bay Area Digitalist’s work embodies the particular characteristics of Bay Area tech: entrepreneurship, experimentation, invention, access, and a DIY sensibility. Based in the Bay Area, artists included employ a variety of tools and outputs to explore the very nature of the technologies used and their impact on society, interaction, and daily life.