Shot, edited and screened at the Transmediale festival 2011 in Berlin, Germany, this video addresses some very important questions about what art is today. It features interviews with 13 leading digital artists and creative entrepreneurs who talk about everything from mass collaboration to curation.

My favorite quote: "The idea of originality and proprietariness also contributes to the whole Great Man Theory, which is slowly disintegrating — the idea of the genius, the Freud, the Marx, the Leonardo, the Einstein… They’ve come up with an idea that’s completely related to the man that came up with it. Whereas, today, the ideas just get thrown out there and used, and it’s that use that in a way is the art, rather than the person who comes up with the idea.” ~ Ken Wahl

This eye-opening video is perfect for artists, designers or anyone who has a fascination with how the internet, and more generally modern technology, is changing our world today.

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  • Great video! It's good to hear what artists think on the subject of art because we usually only hear what critics think and not what the actual artists think.
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