Suddenly, Technology is Paying Attention to Art.

Art = The Future of Technology?

Maybe I’ve been more attune to it these days, but recently, there has been a lot more talk about the similarities between Artists and Hackers, and how Creativity will be the only thing of value in the future. I wholeheartedly agree, but I still wish people would stand in line for hours to pay $300 for a newest Painting 3.0.

Om Malik, a highly regarded tech writer and blogger quotes John Maeda, who believes that given the accessibility of factual information in the future, “Creativity will be the new currency of work, the world over.”


Paul Graham, Co-Founder of the VC incubator YCombinator, wrote back in 2003 in that Hackers and Painters have more in common that you’d think. Namely, a desire to solve problems using the tools of their trade and create elegant solutions.

Eh, I’ll believe it when I see Silicon Valley VC firms commission paintings. Just Sayin’.


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