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Who Buys Digital Art—And Why

Why would anyone want to buy a piece of digital art?

Unlike paintings or prints, you cannot touch a digital image, and displaying such works — for your own enjoyment or to show off to others — does not have an obvious mechanics (more below). Other ephemeral media like video or theater involve a sustained narrative experience that makes the price of the ticket worth it, but that is rarely a feature of a broad range of digital objects and images that can now be purchased.

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Kat Mustatea

Kat Mustatea

Playwright and Technologist. My TED talk about algorithms, puppets, and machine creativity: http://bit.ly/artmachines