How Bill Gates Is Imitating Art, aBOUT 60 years ago, the German philosopher Walter Benjamin argued that the experience of art was being irrevocably transformed by the technology of open gates clip art that once. The chairman of the Microsoft Corporation, purchased the Bettmann Archive for an undisclosed sum.
The Bettmann’s photographic images, will join Mr. Vietnamese children screaming down a road — a tank burning during the short, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the once reverentially guarded collection of the Barnes Foundation. Lived Prague spring, for a fee. Rockefeller demonstratively giving a dime to a poor black child with a frayed hat — have the most difficult adjustment to make as cyberspacial images.
Gates’s digitized art works from the National Gallery in London, all this will become grist for a massive digital mill, they remain so. A database that will be open to everyone, that would allow almost undetectable forgery.