- It's an exciting time, no doubt. We're witnessing concurrent revolutions across multiple digital technologies. And the pace of innovation is accelerating at an astonishing rate! Artificial intelligence will have the most significant societal and economic impacts, but extended reality technologies and digital assets via blockchains will also continue to progress and find their place in the broader Technium.
As a young art collector fresh out of an advanced technology R&D lab, I was quick to note that artists were already experimenting with AR/VR, Crypto/NFTs, and Generative AI. Of course, this observation shouldn't have been surprising. Historically, artists have been some of the first people to incorporate new technologies into their practice, whether it be photographic film, plastics, or neon and LED lights. Now, the technologies of our time are predominantly digital, which means that they require a digital distribution channel. So one can imagine how in this environment of technological upheaval, a platform like Kaleido will emerge.
We've just scratched the surface in terms of how AI, XR, and blockchain will transform the way art is produced and consumed, not to mention the fabric of the art market itself. I can't wait to see where things go, and hopefully to play a part in how consumers experience art through such technological media.