Reading Room

A continually evolving treasure trove capturing a few of the ideas which have directly inspired this programme

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When digital avatar Lil Miquela signed to the one of the world’s premier talent agencies


Trevor McFedries (Brud / Lil Miquela) Interdependence, episode 3

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Collecting as practice


The Evolving Collector: Collecting as a Beginning Art Basel conversation moderated by Rose LeJeune

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The alternative art market report

Net art, just not on the web


Brush up on the latest stats

Inclusion isn’t enough

Art elsewhere; is artworld art becoming increasingly irrelevant?


Influencing The Void Caroline Busta for Kaleidoscope magazine

A scholarly subaltern critique on the historiography of the British Empire


Capitalism and Slavery Dr Eric Williams

How can we appreciate, or even make art, in the present age?

Art NFTs boom? What’s that about?


The Quick: Nonfungible Tokens Cointelegraph magazine

A guide to the machinations of the finance sector

Takashi Murakami; transforming the rules of the market

The era of data extraction


Platform Capitalism Nick Srnicek

Are peer-to-peer networks prepared for an increasingly hostile online environment?

How online exhibitions can be more than a second rate substitute for the ‘real’ thing


 Curating Online Exhibitions Michael Connor for Rhizome

Internet art is no longer determined by its existence on the web

Reimagining how, to what and to whom we ascribe value

Can approaching art as information reveal new ways of collecting?


A different model for a VR sculptural installation – towards a new museology

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FACT/ Federation of International Museums (FIHRM) Lucia Arias & Neil Winterburn, on behalf of FACT

Net art can be sold too

Art as felt knowledge


Making Art vs Market Research Ben Eastham for Art Review

Can crypto catalyse more equitable models of ownership?

Blockchain should be about more than ‘banking the unbanked’


Ethereum is a Casino Lane Rettig for

The end of the Blockbuster era?

How big tech will emerge stronger from the Covid pandemic


Big Tech Could Emerge From Coronavirus Crisis Stronger Than Ever Daisuke Wakabayashi, Jack Nicas, Steve Lohr and Mike Isaac for The New York Times

Why and how we need to improve the future of community arts organisations

Carving out a space in the sharing economy

Local reckoning

On the relationship between gender, technology and identity


Supporting rather than owning art


Can the art market thrive in a sharing economy? Melanie Gerlis for The Art Newspaper

A critical appraisal of the plantation economic model

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Sharing Economies; the basics


 Sharing Economy Investopedia

Manifesting a sharing economy; a range of viewpoints


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Future Art Ecosystems by Serpentine Galleries

The inaugural issue of FAE focuses on the new infrastructures being built around artistic practices engaging with advanced technologies. The view presented here is based on the Serpentine’s experience and desire to share insights from working with artists including Hito SteyerlJames BridleCécile B. Evans, Ian Cheng and Jakob Kudsk Steensen, ongoing conversations across broader networks, and insights derived from a series of interviews conducted with artists Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Holly Herndon, Rebecca Allen and Refik Anadol; Ece Tankal and Carmen Aguilar y Wedge of Hyphen-Labs; journalist and technologist Jonathan LedgardJulia Kaganskiy, founding director NEW Inc; Kenric McDowell from the Artists + Machine Intelligence programme at Google Research; Liz Rosenthal, Power to the Pixel; futurist Noah RafordRachel Armstrong, Professor of Experimental Architecture, Newcastle University; Takashi Kudo of teamLab.

After the Pandemic is an accelerator for change, incubating ideas and enabling communities to collaborate on creative projects that impact societies, cities and the climate for the better.