Why don’t techies care about art?

by Willa Koerner


Recently I’ve noticed the relationship between the art world and tech world becoming a bit strained. As techies earn more and more money at younger ages, the established art world looks older and stiffer by comparison. Of course, the art world is old – a visit to almost any museum will prove that, and any liberal arts graduate will remember the likely pairing of the two words art and history. When put in perspective, the art world feels practically as old as the dinosaurs, the dusty fossils with which might even share a wing in a history museum with the old, dusty artworks and artifacts of early civilizations. [...]