New Museum's Incubator Will Help Artists Explore Emerging Technologies
NEW INC will mentor the next generation of art-tech prodigies.
In this digital age, artists and entrepreneurs have many more tools at their disposal and are creating interactive installations the likes of which have never been seen before, thanks to production methods like 3D printing and devices like the Arduino microcontroller and the mind-bending Oculus Rift.
These emerging – and not necessarily lucrative – technologies caught the eye of the New Museum, who has developed an incubator in response to the rapid and ongoing changes in production methods. Both a collaborative workspace and a professional development program, NEW INC will support a “new breed” of creatives who are focused on innovative ways of working. With prototyping labs and screening rooms, the 11,000 square-foot space will support the artists and entrepreneurs bold enough to experiment with these technologies that will shape the art world for the years to come.