It makes me miserable to see an artist turning himself into a handmaiden of science, using his skill to illustrate (or interpret) scientific concepts. C’mon man, I want to say, don’t make your art about science, use your art to do science.
Digital art has been around for almost as long as computers have been. Internet art has existed since the '90s. But due to the mobile app's youth, and the perceived barriers to entry, it's still the Wild West.
As a pivotal arbiter of culture, Apple should recognize the importance of art by recalibrating "how arts-centered apps are perceived, defined, and discovered in the App Store".
On its web site, the social media app, Somebody, is described as the "antithesis of the utilitarian efficiency that tech promises".
Twitter is a place where bots prevail. And where they don't rule, people, acting like bots, rule. This uneasy person-bot rapprochement offers a fertile space for artistic exploration.