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19/10/2013

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their identities. That is it from me. More from two

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o'clock. But first it is time for Click.

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I asked them to make a sculpture of me. But I just do not think that

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they got the hands right. This week on Click, a digital art

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special. We look at the works that could set the old masters spinning

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in their graves. And as these pieces give up the

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ghost, we also find out how you keep them alive in the decades to come.

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Even Webscape will take us on an artistic journey.

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Prepare to be enlightened. This is the start of Art Season in

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London, when all the Art fair is the start of Art Season in London, when

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all the art first ascent of Art Season in London, when all we are

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carers descend on the city. Open to Click and welcome to a show called

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The Other Art Fair, which opens in just a few hours. There is a frantic

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action in the background. This place showcases a lot of innovative

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artists. There are all showcasing new technologies into artwork.

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Digital art is gaining ground. But it faces the inevitable question. If

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you can create it with a computer, is it really art?

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The finite arts Society in London, Bastian of finite. Proper art. Only,

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look a bit closer. Something surprisingly modern is going on.

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This is transforming the painting by Robert is Nick Carter. They have

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spent the past few years developing something that is fairly unusual.

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They are digital paintings. They have taken an old Master and they

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have brought it to life in the future. It is a painting of a dead

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frog. The sequence lasts three hours and it takes you from the frog at

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the very beginning when it is alive to a dead frog. The digital

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animators using 3`D sculpting brought all the techniques for the

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first time in this unique way. The team behind the animation usually

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work on film special effects. It shows. The detail is minute. Each

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portion has been rendered to make the entire composition as realistic

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as possible. The finished article is displayed on an iMac screen. The way

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it is presented, it is supposed to look like a painting. It is a world

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first. It has been really well received. Selling for close to

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$100,000 a piece, Robert is Nick Carter's work plays with the line

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between traditional and modern art. They brought to life a 17th`century

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painting by Justus Juncker. We were fascinated by the fact that people

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look between artworks between 4`6 seconds when they visit a museum.

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That struck a chord with us. We want artworks that held the view and

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engage the viewer for a longer period of time. I think the stigma

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of artwork that plugs in is really changing. You can accept that this

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works in museums. What I really love about these two is that they just

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look like oil paintings. You can go right up close to them and they look

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like oil. But there are a pair of iPads. Part of the cell is that the

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insects behave in an unpredictable and supposedly unrepeatable way. In

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that sense, this work of art is unique. Except that it is not. Just

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like all digital media, video files, music files, works of art, you can

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make a replica of this by copying the files. Hackers are yet to turn

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their attention to our like this. But to try and address this, the

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pieces are sold with a certificate of authenticity from the finite

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Society. To try and copy it, to try and hack into this is impossible.

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What is really important to remember is that museums and institutions

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have to make sure of there are ground rules in place for how to

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preserve these things and preserve them. New display technologies have

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provided new tools to digital artists. This Breathing Venus is

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just breathtaking to look at. Using an ultrahigh definition for screen,

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it is based on this 16th century painting. It completely falls me at

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first. The resolution was so high I did not notice the pixels. We

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wondered what 4K screens are for. Maybe this is the answer. John Lewis

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has commissioned a range of digital artists to make content for these 4K

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TVs. Graffiti artist Inkie took and illustration and animated it. It is

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the first thing where I did something where all the art in a

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gallery was digital. The richest was the same someone with the Van Gough

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attempt. When I first saw these artworks, I assumed they were

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computer`generated. But this is just the result of the artist shining a

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light on a good old`fashioned kaleidoscope. That is about as

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analog as you can get. This will be a landmark year for television. The

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way we are seeing art, you can invite on your smartphone, tablets

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and all your devices. The argument goes that all art is in a sense

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becoming digital. You can now access and much traditional art online. And

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then there are the new forums like this. A Japanese artist has written

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code that is only viewable online. But some vegetable artists disagree.

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`` digital. It ruins the whole experience. The experience is seeing

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it in the frame on the wall. We want to do the complete opposite. But why

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choose between a real gallery and a digital one? This is a virtual model

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of an art gallery that will be built next year. It is standing at the

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virtual banks of the River Thames. Overlooking the entrance to the

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gallery. On display inside, a piece of work called Trans`Lux. This is a

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piece that acts as a portal. So we can just walk through it to access

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another piece. A videogame engine relies lies behind this work. But

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you can only access it during the virtual days of the virtual gallery.

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The gravity was reversed. In a way we are playing with the rules of

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physics. We're creating our own rules. Like off`line exhibitions,

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after three weeks it will close. The final of the piece will then be sold

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as a limited series of three for around ?5,000 of pop `` a piece. All

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other files be destroyed. The rest of us will be locked up of the

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artwork forever. New technologies will continually

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evolve. This piece analysed the brushstrokes that Van Gough used in

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his latest sunflowers. It then extrapolated them into a

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3`dimensional realisation. These were then assembled into a 3`D model

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and then 3`D printed. Just a few years ago, this would not have been

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possible. It does make you wonder where digital art will take us.

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I wonder whether Van Gough would have used a 3`D printer if he were

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around today. It is just another tool. Here are some examples of the

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newest pieces of art, the 3`D printer artists.

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The best thing about this concept for me is that you can make stuff

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that would be impossible to create in any other way. You can make costs

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for this stuff. There is a 3`D printer which is currently laying

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down layers of plastic in the background. It is working on

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something brand`new. The guys behind this exhibit a really excited by the

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fact that higher resolution 3`D printers which use lasers are now

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becoming more accessible. What digital art from Click in a couple

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of minutes after a look at this week's technologies. Snapchat, an

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application that is supposed to caused voters to solve the struck,

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has had its central data base ability to self`destruct opera most.

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Snaphack claims to be able to permanently save photographs. The

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company has admitted to handing over a nude photographs to US law

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enforcement authorities. First Google Glass and then aura.

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2014 is going to be a busy year for augmented reality. The market is set

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to be even more crowded. These classes work differently to other

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models. They are fitted with tiny projectors which project 3`D images

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on to reflect that surfaces. The user sees an image which looks like

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a hologram. The project is funded from Kickstarter. Google is facing a

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backlash over plans to use Google+ social network data in

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advertisements. The changes will see names and

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photographs appear below the advertisements of businesses. As a

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protest, some users have Schmidtified their profiles,

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replacing their own photograph with Eric Schmidt. A similar schemes or

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Facebook shutting out $20 million in compensation after users were not

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asked permission. Google uses says `` says users can opt out of the

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service. And there is Wi`Fi at the bottom of Lake Erie.

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The University of Buffalo created an underwater wireless network there.

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Currently, data gathered underwater is difficult to share. That is why

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the team want to create a standardised underwater

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communication system for everybody. Can't see it being much of the

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format there. One of the great things about

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traditional art is that by the hundred years after you paint it,

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you can still hang it in a gallery. Whereas a lot of the digital

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artworks were light and technology which tend to go wrong every few

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years. What happens when your expensive piece of digital art

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breaks down or becomes obsolete was to mark we went to Germany to find

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out. This is one of the most important

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digital artworks in the world. There is one problem, it is broken.

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Fortunately, its home is the home of digital art restoration. The ZKM in

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Germany. The experts will have it up and running again. It may not look

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like much, but this classic piece is worth over $1 million. Created in

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1989 by Jeffrey Shaw, Legible Cities is one of the first real`time

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interactive digital artworks. The faster you paddle, the faster the

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words appear on the screen. The original software has already been

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ported. So it can now run on modern`day computer hardware. This

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process is time`consuming and very expensive. ZKM is the place to come

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if your digital artwork breaks down. This museum has the largest

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collection of native digital art. Many other pieces rely on

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maintaining old hardware and equipment that is no longer

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produced. This is Bar Code Hotel, an early 3`D digital work from 1994.

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Let me show you how it is being powered.

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Away from the eyes of museum visitors, in this car bed, there is

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a purple Silicon graphics computer. This became obsolete, out of

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production, 16 years ago. The museum tells as they have got ten of them

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left, but they have no idea how long they are going to last. It is up to

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the technicians to try to prolong the life of these obsolete machines.

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This is the site fountain. It is from 1993 and was made by pioneering

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digital artist named Empire. It was made from 14 original cathode`ray TV

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sets, which are being pared all the time. It belongs to a private

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collection in Switzerland, but they could not afford to maintain it

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themselves, so the ZKM spends about $8,000 a year on preservation. Part

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of the team behind this work is Doris Mueller. She works in the

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museum's laboratory for antiquated video systems. She has 300 devices

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at their disposal. We are in the middle of where it is at. We are on

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the table. All the old video machines. We need to play open

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RealVideo. They worked with these machines. This is an antique Blu`ray

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disc. What is it? It was a laser disc and it was used in the late 70s

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to play karaoke movies in bars and restaurants. Some of the

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installations were still running from laser discs just until a couple

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of years ago. So the reason for collecting all of this historic and

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obsolete equipment is to showcase the art in its authentic form. But

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in reality, this is not sustainable. That is why we need a second

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strategy, which is migrating the work, migrating the darker of the

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work, to a different platform, or even porting the programme to a

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different system. To a different computer system, which is quite

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complicated, and quite expensive. As well as migrating works, the files

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behind the Art need to be stored. In the past, they were contained in

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this giant jukebox. Dozens of CDs and DVDs holding just 1 terabyte of

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darter. Now, these six draws in the server room act as an archive. It

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holds 40 TB, and it is backed by a magnetic tapes, which they say is

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more reliable. Although, all these efforts are not without controversy.

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There is no consensus in the art world as to whether the wing to the

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lengths to preserve digital art is the right thing to do. People

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thought that digital technology is without any substance, so it will

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exist. It must just be copied from one hard disk to the other hard

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disk. But that is not the only solution. Since we have system

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change in hardware and in software, the artwork is normally been lost

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quite suddenly. Most of the artists to not think about that. Whatever

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the disagreements, classical digital art would be lost for ever it

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presaged `` preservation solutions do not evolve, and that means future

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generations will miss out on this million`dollar digital experience.

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I am pleased to say that she did not break the bike again.

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Artists will continue to find new ways of being creative, whatever the

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medium they choose. In New York, Banksy is proving just that point.

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He has had a campaign of street art which features cars, trucks, and

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audio tracks. It is time for Kate Russell to be creative, using the

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medium of Webscape, on the vast canvas that is the internet.

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Creativity is all around us, but if you cannot get to the art, why not

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bring it to you, with the help of online projects, like the free

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sculpture guide, and app released this week on iOS and android. Its

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primary function is to be a guide for those visiting the sculpture

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Park in London, but art lovers from all over the world can download it

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to learn about the turnkey contemporary installations featured

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in the park, and their creators. `` 20. Another amazing artistic

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exploration takes is on a trip down the rabbit hole, with the kind of

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incredible visual journey that only the interactive web can deliver.

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Intranet is. `` intranet is. Gazing at this site as you sink deeper and

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deeper into the delightful graphics and lose yourself in the ambient

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sound effects and occasional quote from the book, it is hard not to

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imagine how Dorothy must have felt. We are definitely not in Kansas any

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more. If you need your internal location markers reset after such a

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fantastical journey, here is something a bit closer to home.

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Geoflickr. A selection of geo` tagged public photos that are close

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to your location, from popular image sharing platform flick. You can

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enter whatever location you want, so it can also be useful for checking

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out what sites may be worth seeing when planning a trip further afield.

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Once you come back from that trip with a hard drive full of stunning

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digital photographs, give them a worthy home on the Web, with

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SmugMug. Choose a portfolio templated, and customise it as much

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and as many times as you like, in order to elegantly display your

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digital life as a website. You can upload videos as well, and even use

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the site to sell images to your fans. Unlike some of the other

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popular photo sharing sites, SmugMug is completely private, and that does

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not strip any of the meta data out of your photos and videos, which

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means that a digital tag of your ownership and any other details you

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have chosen to include, such as location and contend, will remain

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embedded in your files wherever they travel on the Web. This service is

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not free, but I think you have to axe it these days that if you are

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not paying for something, you can thus be expected to be treated like

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a customer. `` have to accent. But you do get a free 14 day trial with

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SmugMug, and it is hard to resist the stunning platform that you can

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personalise for sharing own creations. If you just want to share

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the odd by all, take a look at ge.tt. You can use it in any browser

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without any plug`ins or installations. You do not even need

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to register, but doing so would increase your free storage limit, up

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to two geeks. There is a Chrome extension as well if you prefer ``

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prefer. It works in real`time. You upload your stuff and it does not

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need to be finished before you can share the link, and others can start

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downloading it. You also get on my statistics, which will be useful if

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you are sharing content for promotional work purposes. Use the

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links to share our cross the main social platforms, or just e`mailed

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it to a recipient. This is not an ultra` secure stash for sensitive

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files, although your files are semiprivate, so only those with a

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direct download link should be able to find it. It is a great tool for

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easy sharing it could see not an issue. `` privacy. As we have seen

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today, the Web is a great playground, but you need to

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understand the dangers as well. For some people, this can be a

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challenge, and dare I say it, crushingly dull? Internet security

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specialist Trend Micro have taken the unusual step of turning a white

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paper on the subject of cyber crime, Project 2020, into a serialised web

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drama, Hollywood style. It turns the tough technical information into a

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related bull piece of fiction that we can all understand. `` relatable.

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Tune in, where episode three of nine was released this week. Those links

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are all up at our website. You will also find regular updates

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to your tech news and various old bits of the programme to watch. If

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you would like to get in touch with us, feel free to email us.

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Thank you very much for watching. This weekend, the chances are that

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you will get rained on on at least one of the days, but at least it is

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mild. It has recently been very mild. Friday it was 18 degrees. The

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average is close to 14 degrees. It is only in the far north of Scotland

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where temperatures are a fraction below the average. Nine degrees, the

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October average is 11. This mild air which has been coming from the

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south`west in the last few days is here

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User-friendly guide to the latest technology news, issues, gadgets and apps. Featuring the latest works of digital art, and what happens when the tech behind the frame breaks down.


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