Challenges ask us to think, work, and collaborate creatively. In curating this year’s Digital Innovation in Art Award (ceremony taking place on October 3rd, 2019 in London), we considered what exactly is on the front burner for the art world right now. We found that collaborative work, bridging the gap between the offline and online realms, and immersive experiences take the lead.
We’re pleased to announce our shortlisted nominees – a group of twelve individuals and organizations finding their own creative solutions and inspiring us to do the same.
Steve Miller – ARTERNAL
Steve Miller is one of .ART’s first adopters, showcasing his artwork in versatile mediums at www.stevemiller.art. He is also a co-founder of ARTERNAL, a CRM software which assists art galleries in efficiently consolidating multiple platforms.
Read Steve’s interview with .ART here
Longping Derek Zhao – ARTEXB
Longping Derek Zhao founded ARTEXB inspired by the creation of Google Arts & Culture. It is a project supported by the medium of 360° panoramic VR, which aims to systematically document Chinese contemporary art exhibitions around the world.
Read Derek’s interview with .ART here
Jason Bailey – Artnome
Artnome is the blog of Jason Bailey, who self-identifies as an “art nerd” trying to trigger an art analytics revolution by building the world’s largest analytical database of known works across our most important artists.
Read Jason’s interview with .ART here
Vivi Kallinikou – ArtRabbit Ltd
ArtRabbit is a unique guide to the contemporary art scene, connecting thousands of artspaces, exhibitions and events to artists, art professionals, collectors, students and art-interested people alike.
Read Vivi’s interview with .ART here
Eugene Bogorad – ArtWalls
Over the past twenty years Eugene has been in senior positions in computer programming, technology and big data. An amateur photographer himself, he realized that bringing online and offline together could create the right kind of synergy. ArtWalls is a platform for bringing aspiring creators and art connoisseurs together, in public spaces and online.
Read Eugene’s interview with .ART here
Justin Anthony – Artwork Archive
Artwork Archive is an innovative art business management software brand based in Denver, CO. Its cloud-based art database system offers a wide range of easy to use tools, including inventory and contact management, sales reports and expense tracking.
Read Justin’s interview with .ART here
Rob Anders – Niio
Niio is a platform for streaming digital art via subscription or purchase, which has amassed a global community of 3,500 leading artists, galleries and institutions who have stored and published over 11,000 high quality digital format artworks. Niio can ‘port’ this gallery-quality digital art onto any screen, anywhere – unlocking an entirely new form of consumption.
Jonathan Beck – Scan the World
Jonathan Beck is the founder of an online cultural heritage project Scan the World, an initiative that archives objects of cultural significance using 3D scanning technologies. Since its inception in 2014, the platform has created over 16,000 downloadable artefacts and received over 60 million views to its page.
Read Jonathan’s interview with .ART here
Mike LaTour – Soundwave Art™
Mike LaTour spent 17 years in the music industry before he became President & CEO Soundwave Art™. The app allows a unique experience of converting your own sounds into customisable works of art and jewellery.
Read Mike’s interview with .ART here
Read Mike’s interview with .ART here
Joel Kremer – The Kremer Museum
Ex-Googler Joel Kremer is the director of The Kremer Museum, a VR museum which hosts an Old Masters collection of about 75 works collected over the years by Joel’s parents George and Ilone Kremer.
Read Joel’s interview with .ART here
Marco Cappellini – VirtuItaly
Marco Cappellini is the founder of VirtuItaly, a project that creates edutainment experiences with art through digital technologies, both with immersive and interactive digital exhibitions.
Read Marco’s interview with .ART here
Aretha Campbell – Bridgeman Images
Bridgeman Images works with museums, galleries, collections and artists to provide a central resource of fine art and archive footage for reproduction to creative professionals.The Bridgeman Artists’ Copyright Service is a service to artists and their estates to administer their copyright and sell reproduction licenses for their work.
Read Aretha’s interview with .ART here
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