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Throughout human history, it has always been true that technology is ubiquitous. Paper is technology, pencils are technology, dig troughs for water to irrigate fields is technology. But technology changes, and we cannot assume that all technology is equal. Our digital age has given a great deal toward our perceived advancement, and has left us perpetually connected. This digital existence has benefits, but humans are far too quick to believe all benefits are free of detriments. Perhaps unfettered access, unlimited information, and constant connection are harmful to the work we do as artists and designers. It’s at least worth a discussion
This week Ryan and Garreth sit down to continue asking each other questions that have been on their minds. It’s Garreth’s turn this week with the question “How does our digital existence impact the way we pursue craft?”
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Stream our documentary The Builder!
For a limited time, our documentary The Builder is available to stream on Vimeo! The film centers on the art scene in Richmond, Virginia, with a focus on Oregon Hill native and contractor Don Childress, who–to the surprise of many–has an incredible contemporary art collection. This collection includes work from Francisco Clemente, Ron Johnson, and Bill Fisher to name just a few. Check out more at The Builder’s website.