If “Internet art” was an obscure term even a decade ago, these days it’s mainstream. Artists working with digital media are popping up everywhere from major museums to the biggest auction houses in the world. As the art market establishes a demand for work by digital-native artists, the question becomes, do they have staying power, or is art driven by new technologies a fad that will sooner or later come to a close?
Yet, looking at the work of individual artists known for their tech-forward practices, it’s clear that not only is great art being made, but artists are also showing us just what technology can do, whether it’s sensing our emotions through heartbeats or dazzling our eyes. Here are 10 artists who are actively proving the staying power of digital art, this year and over the next decade of creative innovation.