01/04/2022
Art News
Sioned Bryant
Art News: Monthly Round-up
What has gone on in the art world this month and what is to come?

The beauty of the art world is that it is ever evolving and always educating; here are our top picks of the numerous stories and moments in the art world over the past month! 

Pompeii 

The use of virtual reality (VR) in art is no new feat; referring to the technological simulation that creates a three dimensional environment in which people can immerse themselves, VR has been used to make museums, such as the Louvre, accessible to all. A recent trend within the art world is the use of VR in creating adapted heritage experiences of historically rich archaeological sites. 

vr house
The House of the Epigrams rendered in 3D. Credit: Art News / LANDESCHI AND CAMPANARO

Via a new ground-breaking and innovative methodology, archaeologists have simulated a preserved Pompeiian villa destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 C.E. Not only has VR been utilised to create an immersive experience of the villa, but researchers have also utilised eye-tracking movement studies to determine the decorations that would have naturally drawn the eye of visitors. Eye-tracking movement research draws upon gaze, fixation, and allows researchers to create a map of visual impressions, enabling them to determine the level of engagement an ancient person may have had with specific objects in their surroundings. 

VR is often used to educate and embellish the visitor experience of archaeological and museum sites, however, this research demonstrates that it can be implemented further and used to reveal the past whilst also informing the present.

Boston Dynamics's Spot robot at Pompeii.
Boston Dynamics' Spot robot at Pompeii.PHOTO ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK OF POMPEII

Not only are technological advancements bringing Pompeii to life and revealing the truth of the past, but they also keep this ancient historical site safe; a recent initiative in this famous archaeological excavation is an agile robotic dog which has been used to identify structural and safety issues at Pompeii, inspect underground and undiscovered tunnels, while also defending against culture-related crime. The Boston Dynamics’ canine robot, lovingly named Spot, now patrols Pompeii. 

What to expect from the 2022 Venice Biennale? 

Pile o’ Sámpi by Máret Ánne Sara: ‘
Courthouse protest: a sculpture made of 200 bloodied reindeer heads by Máret Ánne Sara. Photograph: Iris Egilsdatter

The Venice Biennale is one of the most prominent and focal events of the art world, allowing artists from across the globe to have a voice and gather to discuss social, cultural and environmental issues through the visual medium. The Sámi people are a Finno-Ugric-speaking indigenous group who inhabit the region of Sápmi which straddles parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, who will be represented at the 2022 Venice Biennale. The people and way of life of the Sámi people are under near-constant threat by the effects of the climate crisis, and each year, the actions of loggers, miners, global heating and culling laws threatens their heritage and present living. This year, the nation - represented by their Arctic artists - will bring their protest to the Venice Biennale. The Sami have front seats to the climate crisis and through geopolitical art they aim to bring the issues that many in the modern world choose to ignore to the forefront. 

NFTs & Koons 

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are one of the art world’s most controversial developments in recent years, an intangible representation of the entwined relationships between consumerism, technological progression and art. At the forefront of the race to be continually innovative is Jeff Koons; Koons - no amateur in the NFT scene - has recently intrigued the art world with his latest project. Koons has announced that he will be launching an NFT project to land on the moon, marking the first time in man’s history that an artwork has been approved to land on the surface of the moon. 

In accordance with our sustainability pledge, while we may report on and document the use of NFTs within the art world, we are also committed to transparency regarding the negative environmental impact they have. Click here for more information regarding the environmental effects of NFTs.

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01/04/2022
Art News
Sioned Bryant
Art News: Monthly Round-up
What has gone on in the art world this month and what is to come?

The beauty of the art world is that it is ever evolving and always educating; here are our top picks of the numerous stories and moments in the art world over the past month! 

Pompeii 

The use of virtual reality (VR) in art is no new feat; referring to the technological simulation that creates a three dimensional environment in which people can immerse themselves, VR has been used to make museums, such as the Louvre, accessible to all. A recent trend within the art world is the use of VR in creating adapted heritage experiences of historically rich archaeological sites. 

vr house
The House of the Epigrams rendered in 3D. Credit: Art News / LANDESCHI AND CAMPANARO

Via a new ground-breaking and innovative methodology, archaeologists have simulated a preserved Pompeiian villa destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 C.E. Not only has VR been utilised to create an immersive experience of the villa, but researchers have also utilised eye-tracking movement studies to determine the decorations that would have naturally drawn the eye of visitors. Eye-tracking movement research draws upon gaze, fixation, and allows researchers to create a map of visual impressions, enabling them to determine the level of engagement an ancient person may have had with specific objects in their surroundings. 

VR is often used to educate and embellish the visitor experience of archaeological and museum sites, however, this research demonstrates that it can be implemented further and used to reveal the past whilst also informing the present.

Boston Dynamics's Spot robot at Pompeii.
Boston Dynamics' Spot robot at Pompeii.PHOTO ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK OF POMPEII

Not only are technological advancements bringing Pompeii to life and revealing the truth of the past, but they also keep this ancient historical site safe; a recent initiative in this famous archaeological excavation is an agile robotic dog which has been used to identify structural and safety issues at Pompeii, inspect underground and undiscovered tunnels, while also defending against culture-related crime. The Boston Dynamics’ canine robot, lovingly named Spot, now patrols Pompeii. 

What to expect from the 2022 Venice Biennale? 

Pile o’ Sámpi by Máret Ánne Sara: ‘
Courthouse protest: a sculpture made of 200 bloodied reindeer heads by Máret Ánne Sara. Photograph: Iris Egilsdatter

The Venice Biennale is one of the most prominent and focal events of the art world, allowing artists from across the globe to have a voice and gather to discuss social, cultural and environmental issues through the visual medium. The Sámi people are a Finno-Ugric-speaking indigenous group who inhabit the region of Sápmi which straddles parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, who will be represented at the 2022 Venice Biennale. The people and way of life of the Sámi people are under near-constant threat by the effects of the climate crisis, and each year, the actions of loggers, miners, global heating and culling laws threatens their heritage and present living. This year, the nation - represented by their Arctic artists - will bring their protest to the Venice Biennale. The Sami have front seats to the climate crisis and through geopolitical art they aim to bring the issues that many in the modern world choose to ignore to the forefront. 

NFTs & Koons 

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are one of the art world’s most controversial developments in recent years, an intangible representation of the entwined relationships between consumerism, technological progression and art. At the forefront of the race to be continually innovative is Jeff Koons; Koons - no amateur in the NFT scene - has recently intrigued the art world with his latest project. Koons has announced that he will be launching an NFT project to land on the moon, marking the first time in man’s history that an artwork has been approved to land on the surface of the moon. 

In accordance with our sustainability pledge, while we may report on and document the use of NFTs within the art world, we are also committed to transparency regarding the negative environmental impact they have. Click here for more information regarding the environmental effects of NFTs.

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01/04/2022
Art News
Sioned Bryant
Art News: Monthly Round-up
What has gone on in the art world this month and what is to come?

The beauty of the art world is that it is ever evolving and always educating; here are our top picks of the numerous stories and moments in the art world over the past month! 

Pompeii 

The use of virtual reality (VR) in art is no new feat; referring to the technological simulation that creates a three dimensional environment in which people can immerse themselves, VR has been used to make museums, such as the Louvre, accessible to all. A recent trend within the art world is the use of VR in creating adapted heritage experiences of historically rich archaeological sites. 

vr house
The House of the Epigrams rendered in 3D. Credit: Art News / LANDESCHI AND CAMPANARO

Via a new ground-breaking and innovative methodology, archaeologists have simulated a preserved Pompeiian villa destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 C.E. Not only has VR been utilised to create an immersive experience of the villa, but researchers have also utilised eye-tracking movement studies to determine the decorations that would have naturally drawn the eye of visitors. Eye-tracking movement research draws upon gaze, fixation, and allows researchers to create a map of visual impressions, enabling them to determine the level of engagement an ancient person may have had with specific objects in their surroundings. 

VR is often used to educate and embellish the visitor experience of archaeological and museum sites, however, this research demonstrates that it can be implemented further and used to reveal the past whilst also informing the present.

Boston Dynamics's Spot robot at Pompeii.
Boston Dynamics' Spot robot at Pompeii.PHOTO ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK OF POMPEII

Not only are technological advancements bringing Pompeii to life and revealing the truth of the past, but they also keep this ancient historical site safe; a recent initiative in this famous archaeological excavation is an agile robotic dog which has been used to identify structural and safety issues at Pompeii, inspect underground and undiscovered tunnels, while also defending against culture-related crime. The Boston Dynamics’ canine robot, lovingly named Spot, now patrols Pompeii. 

What to expect from the 2022 Venice Biennale? 

Pile o’ Sámpi by Máret Ánne Sara: ‘
Courthouse protest: a sculpture made of 200 bloodied reindeer heads by Máret Ánne Sara. Photograph: Iris Egilsdatter

The Venice Biennale is one of the most prominent and focal events of the art world, allowing artists from across the globe to have a voice and gather to discuss social, cultural and environmental issues through the visual medium. The Sámi people are a Finno-Ugric-speaking indigenous group who inhabit the region of Sápmi which straddles parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, who will be represented at the 2022 Venice Biennale. The people and way of life of the Sámi people are under near-constant threat by the effects of the climate crisis, and each year, the actions of loggers, miners, global heating and culling laws threatens their heritage and present living. This year, the nation - represented by their Arctic artists - will bring their protest to the Venice Biennale. The Sami have front seats to the climate crisis and through geopolitical art they aim to bring the issues that many in the modern world choose to ignore to the forefront. 

NFTs & Koons 

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are one of the art world’s most controversial developments in recent years, an intangible representation of the entwined relationships between consumerism, technological progression and art. At the forefront of the race to be continually innovative is Jeff Koons; Koons - no amateur in the NFT scene - has recently intrigued the art world with his latest project. Koons has announced that he will be launching an NFT project to land on the moon, marking the first time in man’s history that an artwork has been approved to land on the surface of the moon. 

In accordance with our sustainability pledge, while we may report on and document the use of NFTs within the art world, we are also committed to transparency regarding the negative environmental impact they have. Click here for more information regarding the environmental effects of NFTs.

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01/04/2022
Art News
Sioned Bryant
Art News: Monthly Round-up
What has gone on in the art world this month and what is to come?

The beauty of the art world is that it is ever evolving and always educating; here are our top picks of the numerous stories and moments in the art world over the past month! 

Pompeii 

The use of virtual reality (VR) in art is no new feat; referring to the technological simulation that creates a three dimensional environment in which people can immerse themselves, VR has been used to make museums, such as the Louvre, accessible to all. A recent trend within the art world is the use of VR in creating adapted heritage experiences of historically rich archaeological sites. 

vr house
The House of the Epigrams rendered in 3D. Credit: Art News / LANDESCHI AND CAMPANARO

Via a new ground-breaking and innovative methodology, archaeologists have simulated a preserved Pompeiian villa destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 C.E. Not only has VR been utilised to create an immersive experience of the villa, but researchers have also utilised eye-tracking movement studies to determine the decorations that would have naturally drawn the eye of visitors. Eye-tracking movement research draws upon gaze, fixation, and allows researchers to create a map of visual impressions, enabling them to determine the level of engagement an ancient person may have had with specific objects in their surroundings. 

VR is often used to educate and embellish the visitor experience of archaeological and museum sites, however, this research demonstrates that it can be implemented further and used to reveal the past whilst also informing the present.

Boston Dynamics's Spot robot at Pompeii.
Boston Dynamics' Spot robot at Pompeii.PHOTO ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK OF POMPEII

Not only are technological advancements bringing Pompeii to life and revealing the truth of the past, but they also keep this ancient historical site safe; a recent initiative in this famous archaeological excavation is an agile robotic dog which has been used to identify structural and safety issues at Pompeii, inspect underground and undiscovered tunnels, while also defending against culture-related crime. The Boston Dynamics’ canine robot, lovingly named Spot, now patrols Pompeii. 

What to expect from the 2022 Venice Biennale? 

Pile o’ Sámpi by Máret Ánne Sara: ‘
Courthouse protest: a sculpture made of 200 bloodied reindeer heads by Máret Ánne Sara. Photograph: Iris Egilsdatter

The Venice Biennale is one of the most prominent and focal events of the art world, allowing artists from across the globe to have a voice and gather to discuss social, cultural and environmental issues through the visual medium. The Sámi people are a Finno-Ugric-speaking indigenous group who inhabit the region of Sápmi which straddles parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, who will be represented at the 2022 Venice Biennale. The people and way of life of the Sámi people are under near-constant threat by the effects of the climate crisis, and each year, the actions of loggers, miners, global heating and culling laws threatens their heritage and present living. This year, the nation - represented by their Arctic artists - will bring their protest to the Venice Biennale. The Sami have front seats to the climate crisis and through geopolitical art they aim to bring the issues that many in the modern world choose to ignore to the forefront. 

NFTs & Koons 

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are one of the art world’s most controversial developments in recent years, an intangible representation of the entwined relationships between consumerism, technological progression and art. At the forefront of the race to be continually innovative is Jeff Koons; Koons - no amateur in the NFT scene - has recently intrigued the art world with his latest project. Koons has announced that he will be launching an NFT project to land on the moon, marking the first time in man’s history that an artwork has been approved to land on the surface of the moon. 

In accordance with our sustainability pledge, while we may report on and document the use of NFTs within the art world, we are also committed to transparency regarding the negative environmental impact they have. Click here for more information regarding the environmental effects of NFTs.

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01/04/2022
Art News
Sioned Bryant
Art News: Monthly Round-up
What has gone on in the art world this month and what is to come?

The beauty of the art world is that it is ever evolving and always educating; here are our top picks of the numerous stories and moments in the art world over the past month! 

Pompeii 

The use of virtual reality (VR) in art is no new feat; referring to the technological simulation that creates a three dimensional environment in which people can immerse themselves, VR has been used to make museums, such as the Louvre, accessible to all. A recent trend within the art world is the use of VR in creating adapted heritage experiences of historically rich archaeological sites. 

vr house
The House of the Epigrams rendered in 3D. Credit: Art News / LANDESCHI AND CAMPANARO

Via a new ground-breaking and innovative methodology, archaeologists have simulated a preserved Pompeiian villa destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 C.E. Not only has VR been utilised to create an immersive experience of the villa, but researchers have also utilised eye-tracking movement studies to determine the decorations that would have naturally drawn the eye of visitors. Eye-tracking movement research draws upon gaze, fixation, and allows researchers to create a map of visual impressions, enabling them to determine the level of engagement an ancient person may have had with specific objects in their surroundings. 

VR is often used to educate and embellish the visitor experience of archaeological and museum sites, however, this research demonstrates that it can be implemented further and used to reveal the past whilst also informing the present.

Boston Dynamics's Spot robot at Pompeii.
Boston Dynamics' Spot robot at Pompeii.PHOTO ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK OF POMPEII

Not only are technological advancements bringing Pompeii to life and revealing the truth of the past, but they also keep this ancient historical site safe; a recent initiative in this famous archaeological excavation is an agile robotic dog which has been used to identify structural and safety issues at Pompeii, inspect underground and undiscovered tunnels, while also defending against culture-related crime. The Boston Dynamics’ canine robot, lovingly named Spot, now patrols Pompeii. 

What to expect from the 2022 Venice Biennale? 

Pile o’ Sámpi by Máret Ánne Sara: ‘
Courthouse protest: a sculpture made of 200 bloodied reindeer heads by Máret Ánne Sara. Photograph: Iris Egilsdatter

The Venice Biennale is one of the most prominent and focal events of the art world, allowing artists from across the globe to have a voice and gather to discuss social, cultural and environmental issues through the visual medium. The Sámi people are a Finno-Ugric-speaking indigenous group who inhabit the region of Sápmi which straddles parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, who will be represented at the 2022 Venice Biennale. The people and way of life of the Sámi people are under near-constant threat by the effects of the climate crisis, and each year, the actions of loggers, miners, global heating and culling laws threatens their heritage and present living. This year, the nation - represented by their Arctic artists - will bring their protest to the Venice Biennale. The Sami have front seats to the climate crisis and through geopolitical art they aim to bring the issues that many in the modern world choose to ignore to the forefront. 

NFTs & Koons 

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are one of the art world’s most controversial developments in recent years, an intangible representation of the entwined relationships between consumerism, technological progression and art. At the forefront of the race to be continually innovative is Jeff Koons; Koons - no amateur in the NFT scene - has recently intrigued the art world with his latest project. Koons has announced that he will be launching an NFT project to land on the moon, marking the first time in man’s history that an artwork has been approved to land on the surface of the moon. 

In accordance with our sustainability pledge, while we may report on and document the use of NFTs within the art world, we are also committed to transparency regarding the negative environmental impact they have. Click here for more information regarding the environmental effects of NFTs.

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01/04/2022
Art News
Sioned Bryant
Art News: Monthly Round-up

The beauty of the art world is that it is ever evolving and always educating; here are our top picks of the numerous stories and moments in the art world over the past month! 

Pompeii 

The use of virtual reality (VR) in art is no new feat; referring to the technological simulation that creates a three dimensional environment in which people can immerse themselves, VR has been used to make museums, such as the Louvre, accessible to all. A recent trend within the art world is the use of VR in creating adapted heritage experiences of historically rich archaeological sites. 

vr house
The House of the Epigrams rendered in 3D. Credit: Art News / LANDESCHI AND CAMPANARO

Via a new ground-breaking and innovative methodology, archaeologists have simulated a preserved Pompeiian villa destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 C.E. Not only has VR been utilised to create an immersive experience of the villa, but researchers have also utilised eye-tracking movement studies to determine the decorations that would have naturally drawn the eye of visitors. Eye-tracking movement research draws upon gaze, fixation, and allows researchers to create a map of visual impressions, enabling them to determine the level of engagement an ancient person may have had with specific objects in their surroundings. 

VR is often used to educate and embellish the visitor experience of archaeological and museum sites, however, this research demonstrates that it can be implemented further and used to reveal the past whilst also informing the present.

Boston Dynamics's Spot robot at Pompeii.
Boston Dynamics' Spot robot at Pompeii.PHOTO ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK OF POMPEII

Not only are technological advancements bringing Pompeii to life and revealing the truth of the past, but they also keep this ancient historical site safe; a recent initiative in this famous archaeological excavation is an agile robotic dog which has been used to identify structural and safety issues at Pompeii, inspect underground and undiscovered tunnels, while also defending against culture-related crime. The Boston Dynamics’ canine robot, lovingly named Spot, now patrols Pompeii. 

What to expect from the 2022 Venice Biennale? 

Pile o’ Sámpi by Máret Ánne Sara: ‘
Courthouse protest: a sculpture made of 200 bloodied reindeer heads by Máret Ánne Sara. Photograph: Iris Egilsdatter

The Venice Biennale is one of the most prominent and focal events of the art world, allowing artists from across the globe to have a voice and gather to discuss social, cultural and environmental issues through the visual medium. The Sámi people are a Finno-Ugric-speaking indigenous group who inhabit the region of Sápmi which straddles parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, who will be represented at the 2022 Venice Biennale. The people and way of life of the Sámi people are under near-constant threat by the effects of the climate crisis, and each year, the actions of loggers, miners, global heating and culling laws threatens their heritage and present living. This year, the nation - represented by their Arctic artists - will bring their protest to the Venice Biennale. The Sami have front seats to the climate crisis and through geopolitical art they aim to bring the issues that many in the modern world choose to ignore to the forefront. 

NFTs & Koons 

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are one of the art world’s most controversial developments in recent years, an intangible representation of the entwined relationships between consumerism, technological progression and art. At the forefront of the race to be continually innovative is Jeff Koons; Koons - no amateur in the NFT scene - has recently intrigued the art world with his latest project. Koons has announced that he will be launching an NFT project to land on the moon, marking the first time in man’s history that an artwork has been approved to land on the surface of the moon. 

In accordance with our sustainability pledge, while we may report on and document the use of NFTs within the art world, we are also committed to transparency regarding the negative environmental impact they have. Click here for more information regarding the environmental effects of NFTs.

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01/04/2022
Art News
Sioned Bryant
Art News: Monthly Round-up
What has gone on in the art world this month and what is to come?

The beauty of the art world is that it is ever evolving and always educating; here are our top picks of the numerous stories and moments in the art world over the past month! 

Pompeii 

The use of virtual reality (VR) in art is no new feat; referring to the technological simulation that creates a three dimensional environment in which people can immerse themselves, VR has been used to make museums, such as the Louvre, accessible to all. A recent trend within the art world is the use of VR in creating adapted heritage experiences of historically rich archaeological sites. 

vr house
The House of the Epigrams rendered in 3D. Credit: Art News / LANDESCHI AND CAMPANARO

Via a new ground-breaking and innovative methodology, archaeologists have simulated a preserved Pompeiian villa destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 C.E. Not only has VR been utilised to create an immersive experience of the villa, but researchers have also utilised eye-tracking movement studies to determine the decorations that would have naturally drawn the eye of visitors. Eye-tracking movement research draws upon gaze, fixation, and allows researchers to create a map of visual impressions, enabling them to determine the level of engagement an ancient person may have had with specific objects in their surroundings. 

VR is often used to educate and embellish the visitor experience of archaeological and museum sites, however, this research demonstrates that it can be implemented further and used to reveal the past whilst also informing the present.

Boston Dynamics's Spot robot at Pompeii.
Boston Dynamics' Spot robot at Pompeii.PHOTO ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK OF POMPEII

Not only are technological advancements bringing Pompeii to life and revealing the truth of the past, but they also keep this ancient historical site safe; a recent initiative in this famous archaeological excavation is an agile robotic dog which has been used to identify structural and safety issues at Pompeii, inspect underground and undiscovered tunnels, while also defending against culture-related crime. The Boston Dynamics’ canine robot, lovingly named Spot, now patrols Pompeii. 

What to expect from the 2022 Venice Biennale? 

Pile o’ Sámpi by Máret Ánne Sara: ‘
Courthouse protest: a sculpture made of 200 bloodied reindeer heads by Máret Ánne Sara. Photograph: Iris Egilsdatter

The Venice Biennale is one of the most prominent and focal events of the art world, allowing artists from across the globe to have a voice and gather to discuss social, cultural and environmental issues through the visual medium. The Sámi people are a Finno-Ugric-speaking indigenous group who inhabit the region of Sápmi which straddles parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, who will be represented at the 2022 Venice Biennale. The people and way of life of the Sámi people are under near-constant threat by the effects of the climate crisis, and each year, the actions of loggers, miners, global heating and culling laws threatens their heritage and present living. This year, the nation - represented by their Arctic artists - will bring their protest to the Venice Biennale. The Sami have front seats to the climate crisis and through geopolitical art they aim to bring the issues that many in the modern world choose to ignore to the forefront. 

NFTs & Koons 

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are one of the art world’s most controversial developments in recent years, an intangible representation of the entwined relationships between consumerism, technological progression and art. At the forefront of the race to be continually innovative is Jeff Koons; Koons - no amateur in the NFT scene - has recently intrigued the art world with his latest project. Koons has announced that he will be launching an NFT project to land on the moon, marking the first time in man’s history that an artwork has been approved to land on the surface of the moon. 

In accordance with our sustainability pledge, while we may report on and document the use of NFTs within the art world, we are also committed to transparency regarding the negative environmental impact they have. Click here for more information regarding the environmental effects of NFTs.

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01/04/2022
Art News
Sioned Bryant
Art News: Monthly Round-up
What has gone on in the art world this month and what is to come?

The beauty of the art world is that it is ever evolving and always educating; here are our top picks of the numerous stories and moments in the art world over the past month! 

Pompeii 

The use of virtual reality (VR) in art is no new feat; referring to the technological simulation that creates a three dimensional environment in which people can immerse themselves, VR has been used to make museums, such as the Louvre, accessible to all. A recent trend within the art world is the use of VR in creating adapted heritage experiences of historically rich archaeological sites. 

vr house
The House of the Epigrams rendered in 3D. Credit: Art News / LANDESCHI AND CAMPANARO

Via a new ground-breaking and innovative methodology, archaeologists have simulated a preserved Pompeiian villa destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 C.E. Not only has VR been utilised to create an immersive experience of the villa, but researchers have also utilised eye-tracking movement studies to determine the decorations that would have naturally drawn the eye of visitors. Eye-tracking movement research draws upon gaze, fixation, and allows researchers to create a map of visual impressions, enabling them to determine the level of engagement an ancient person may have had with specific objects in their surroundings. 

VR is often used to educate and embellish the visitor experience of archaeological and museum sites, however, this research demonstrates that it can be implemented further and used to reveal the past whilst also informing the present.

Boston Dynamics's Spot robot at Pompeii.
Boston Dynamics' Spot robot at Pompeii.PHOTO ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK OF POMPEII

Not only are technological advancements bringing Pompeii to life and revealing the truth of the past, but they also keep this ancient historical site safe; a recent initiative in this famous archaeological excavation is an agile robotic dog which has been used to identify structural and safety issues at Pompeii, inspect underground and undiscovered tunnels, while also defending against culture-related crime. The Boston Dynamics’ canine robot, lovingly named Spot, now patrols Pompeii. 

What to expect from the 2022 Venice Biennale? 

Pile o’ Sámpi by Máret Ánne Sara: ‘
Courthouse protest: a sculpture made of 200 bloodied reindeer heads by Máret Ánne Sara. Photograph: Iris Egilsdatter

The Venice Biennale is one of the most prominent and focal events of the art world, allowing artists from across the globe to have a voice and gather to discuss social, cultural and environmental issues through the visual medium. The Sámi people are a Finno-Ugric-speaking indigenous group who inhabit the region of Sápmi which straddles parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, who will be represented at the 2022 Venice Biennale. The people and way of life of the Sámi people are under near-constant threat by the effects of the climate crisis, and each year, the actions of loggers, miners, global heating and culling laws threatens their heritage and present living. This year, the nation - represented by their Arctic artists - will bring their protest to the Venice Biennale. The Sami have front seats to the climate crisis and through geopolitical art they aim to bring the issues that many in the modern world choose to ignore to the forefront. 

NFTs & Koons 

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are one of the art world’s most controversial developments in recent years, an intangible representation of the entwined relationships between consumerism, technological progression and art. At the forefront of the race to be continually innovative is Jeff Koons; Koons - no amateur in the NFT scene - has recently intrigued the art world with his latest project. Koons has announced that he will be launching an NFT project to land on the moon, marking the first time in man’s history that an artwork has been approved to land on the surface of the moon. 

In accordance with our sustainability pledge, while we may report on and document the use of NFTs within the art world, we are also committed to transparency regarding the negative environmental impact they have. Click here for more information regarding the environmental effects of NFTs.

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01/04/2022
Art News
Sioned Bryant
Art News: Monthly Round-up
What has gone on in the art world this month and what is to come?

The beauty of the art world is that it is ever evolving and always educating; here are our top picks of the numerous stories and moments in the art world over the past month! 

Pompeii 

The use of virtual reality (VR) in art is no new feat; referring to the technological simulation that creates a three dimensional environment in which people can immerse themselves, VR has been used to make museums, such as the Louvre, accessible to all. A recent trend within the art world is the use of VR in creating adapted heritage experiences of historically rich archaeological sites. 

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The House of the Epigrams rendered in 3D. Credit: Art News / LANDESCHI AND CAMPANARO

Via a new ground-breaking and innovative methodology, archaeologists have simulated a preserved Pompeiian villa destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 C.E. Not only has VR been utilised to create an immersive experience of the villa, but researchers have also utilised eye-tracking movement studies to determine the decorations that would have naturally drawn the eye of visitors. Eye-tracking movement research draws upon gaze, fixation, and allows researchers to create a map of visual impressions, enabling them to determine the level of engagement an ancient person may have had with specific objects in their surroundings. 

VR is often used to educate and embellish the visitor experience of archaeological and museum sites, however, this research demonstrates that it can be implemented further and used to reveal the past whilst also informing the present.

Boston Dynamics's Spot robot at Pompeii.
Boston Dynamics' Spot robot at Pompeii.PHOTO ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK OF POMPEII

Not only are technological advancements bringing Pompeii to life and revealing the truth of the past, but they also keep this ancient historical site safe; a recent initiative in this famous archaeological excavation is an agile robotic dog which has been used to identify structural and safety issues at Pompeii, inspect underground and undiscovered tunnels, while also defending against culture-related crime. The Boston Dynamics’ canine robot, lovingly named Spot, now patrols Pompeii. 

What to expect from the 2022 Venice Biennale? 

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Courthouse protest: a sculpture made of 200 bloodied reindeer heads by Máret Ánne Sara. Photograph: Iris Egilsdatter

The Venice Biennale is one of the most prominent and focal events of the art world, allowing artists from across the globe to have a voice and gather to discuss social, cultural and environmental issues through the visual medium. The Sámi people are a Finno-Ugric-speaking indigenous group who inhabit the region of Sápmi which straddles parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, who will be represented at the 2022 Venice Biennale. The people and way of life of the Sámi people are under near-constant threat by the effects of the climate crisis, and each year, the actions of loggers, miners, global heating and culling laws threatens their heritage and present living. This year, the nation - represented by their Arctic artists - will bring their protest to the Venice Biennale. The Sami have front seats to the climate crisis and through geopolitical art they aim to bring the issues that many in the modern world choose to ignore to the forefront. 

NFTs & Koons 

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are one of the art world’s most controversial developments in recent years, an intangible representation of the entwined relationships between consumerism, technological progression and art. At the forefront of the race to be continually innovative is Jeff Koons; Koons - no amateur in the NFT scene - has recently intrigued the art world with his latest project. Koons has announced that he will be launching an NFT project to land on the moon, marking the first time in man’s history that an artwork has been approved to land on the surface of the moon. 

In accordance with our sustainability pledge, while we may report on and document the use of NFTs within the art world, we are also committed to transparency regarding the negative environmental impact they have. Click here for more information regarding the environmental effects of NFTs.

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