Jer Thorp Renews Critique of Artistic Complicity in Hyper-Capitalist Schemes

“And, like some kind of bear after a bad-trip hibernation, tech art crawled out of its cave wearing a ‘Have Fun Being Poor’ t-shirt and forgetting the last ten years entirely.”
– Canadian data artist Jer Thorp, on how NFT mania validates his 2018 critique of artistic complicity in hyper-capitalist schemes. “The worst people in the world are constructing the least equitable, most destructive futures and their ideas and politics are being validated and advanced by artists,” laments Thorp.
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