I was encouraged to read today the words of Patricia Martin, founder of Litlamp, who predicts a rise in the relevance of Art and Technology, and their closer integration. “The starving artist is a tired concept. Expect a renaissance in the role artists play in what we see—everywhere, everyday. Who’s your artist? Oops, your company doesn’t have one? Dude . . . art and technology have been courting for a decade or so, but the demand for interactive graphics means increased economic value for artists, especially graphic artists. The influence of art can also be felt in game designs.” And also the words of Hilary Jay, Founding Director of DesignPhiladelphia: “Design, coupled with a true understanding of the power that design has over our everyday lives, is emerging as a critical strategic component of American success.”
Illustration: Adrian Fisher's 7 x 7 ft Tiling Mural in his 1997 one-man art show at the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida. The piece is now part of the permanent collection of the Museum.