“The fusion of art and technology is an interface unto one’s self.”

Rose McInerney

Let’s hope this is true. Art and technology can inform and communicate what we feel, think, and know. While this sounds exciting, I wonder about the social, political and economic implications of these collaborations and their potential for both harm and good.

Case in point: the New Museum in New York City recently partnered with two artists, Nick Cave and Pipilotti Rist, and Apple.

The result? An art walk through Central Park that starts at the Apple store with your mobile phone. Virtual images in the sky, the streets, on buildings and in places appear scattered around a 1.5 mile radius.

(Photo credit: Apple, New Museum and artist, Pipilotti Rists)

This is not the first techno-art blend by artists in New York but let’s see how it evolves. Are they simply the latest marketing trend or can people really experience art in meaningful, suspect-free, ways that provide reflection and inform our hearts and minds.

WS Feature: Joan Ball

This week, WS highlights the work of Nancy Baker Cahill in our WS Art Card. Nancy unlocks some pretty astonishing artificial reality (AR) and immersive technology (AI) images for people to enjoy her public art and experience it live. Nancy’s work has been featured in Cannes and Los Angeles, and she hopes people will bring their own creativity to her work.

Wednesday, WS shares the true story of Joan Ball, the first person in the U.S. and the U.K. to harness the power of technology in the dating industry. Joan is largely absent from the history books despite her innovative and trailblazing success.

And don’t head into the weekend without enjoying our Friday story feature. It features British artist, Emma Franks and her ethereal paintings.

As a painter working in the healing arts, Emma offers an escape into emotional learning and peaceful healing through the power of her art. Her story is filled with love and technology-free.

WS Magazine

It’s almost here?? Your digital copy of WS Magazine’s CINEMATICS arrives next Sunday, September 1st and is packed with bonus articles and exclusive content not available online.

Each monthly issue is $10, with proceeds helping to support our living library and 20% donated directly to our featured changemakers. Rest assured, WS will always offer our library of changemakers for FREE on WomanScape because we believe in democratized access to education. But we hope this nominal cost is a welcome opportunity to invest in what we do and changing the world.

Before we go, we’re hoping you’ve seen our 30 Movies, 30 Days Challenge. Before Rose heads to the largest public film festival in the world (Toronto International Film Festival -TIFF) from Sept. 5-15th ,to share play-by-play movie reviews, check out her “ReelTalk” take on the latest big box movies and streaming shows. They’re short, 3-minute, video recaps.

To see the first 7 of 30 Movies, 30 Days, CLICK our social media links at the bottom of this newsletter, SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube WS Channel or click the individual links:

Day 1: Red Joan (Apple)

Day 2: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Cinema)

Day 3: Light of My Life (Apple)

Day 4: Yesterday (Cinema)

Day 5: What If? (Netflix)

Day 6: Honeyland (TIFF Lightbox Cinema)

Day 7: Where’d You Go, Bernadette? (Cinema)

Wishing you a great week ahead and, if you like what we do, drop us a note. See you tomorrow on WomanScape!


Rose & the WomanScape Team

Rose McInerney

Author Rose McInerney

Rose combines her love of all things artfully-designed to connect women to a shared community of learning and a richer, more fulfilled self. As a passionate storyteller, published writer, and international traveler, Rose believes women can build a better world through powerful storytelling.

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