In promoting digital art and exploring the relationship between art and tech, Google in collaboration with the Barbican Centre in London have launched a new online platform called DevArt. The site is geared toward developers who "push the possibilities of creativity and technology," those who "use technology as the canvas and code as the raw materials to create innovative, engaging digital art installations."
More than just a place to share projects with like-minded people, DevArt also launched with an opportunity for artists to be competitive. One "creative coder" will be given £25K and Google Developer support to bring their project to life, and they will see their work exhibited alongside commissioned artists Zach Lieberman, Varvara Guljajeva & Mar Canet, and Karsten Schmidt, all of which will join Steven Vranakis, Paul Kinlan, and the Barbican Centre's "Digital Revolution" exhibition curator Conrad Bodman as judges for the contest.
The commissioned artists will also create projects of their own and share in an "open process" format that allows others to see their sketches, drafts, and project updates. The "Digital Revolution" exhibition of these and the winning DevArt project will open this summer on July 3 and run through September 14. For more information, visit the DevArt website.