Spectacle, Speculation, Spam – Alan Warburton on the contemporary Digital Image

Alan Warburton is a purveyor of savvy, reflexive computer graphics projects. Recently invited to present at an Edge of Frame Event at London’s Whitechapel, the British artist produced a video essay outlining contemporary digital image making as a mixture of “spectacle, speculation, and spam” and schematized types of practices (and their related goals). Here he is on ‘spectacle,’ the stomping ground of agencies, who he describes as craftsmen who painstakingly produce work that is exquisite, technically ingenious and ahead of the curve. Notably, he mentions some UK studios who need little introduction to CAN readers:

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