How Artists Are Trying to Solve the World’s Problems

installation shot The artist Rashaad Newsome is developing “Being 1.5,” a virtual therapist powered by artificial intelligence. Above is “Being,” an installation version of his concept from 2019.Courtesy of Rashaad Newsome Studio.

A cohort of 30 artists have received funding to find creative solutions to 21st-century problems like surveillance, digital inequality and inherited trauma. With a $300,000 grant raised from the Mellon Foundation and the Henry Luce Foundation, Eyebeam is providing significant resources to its artist cohort tasked with responding to “a time of crisis and systemic collapse” during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Zachary Small, “How Artists Are Trying to Solve the World’s Problems,” New York Times, July 15, 2020.