In light of January’s Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, freedom of speech has become a front-of-mind issue once more. Yet, for all the grimness of ongoing external threats, artists in the land of the Patriot Act and National Security Agency phone surveillance might do well to guard, too, against powerful domestic threats to the First Amendment—a point reinforced by director Laura Poitras’s Oscar win last Sunday for Citizenfour. Read more
The January-February 1968 issue of A.i.A. includes an expansive three-part feature about technology’s impact on art. All of the sections were authored by Douglas Davis (1933–2014), who explored the relationship between creativity and new media in his groundbreaking work as both an artist and critic.Read more
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