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Art acts like a mirror.

It can reflect something in ourselves which is inaccessible, stimulate the imagination, and unlock forgotten or repressed desires and emotions.

Art helps us make sense of the world around us. The practice of making art is one of selection, of filtering out the irrelevant to expose the significant. And, by doing so, we reveal the patterns and rules that govern nature, empowering us to navigate the man-made world and master it.

To help expose this significance, we identified a handful of themes in classical art that link the historical, analog world to the world of today: Existential evidence, kinesis (movement), spatial awareness, and open vs. closed forms.

From digital identity to the architectural structure of the Internet, we examined the themes that have fascinated artists and digital scribes alike, and uncovered what the digital world can learn from art practice.

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