\Art lives at Cornell Tech, a digital-age, technology-forward graduate campus of Cornell University in New York City. \Art collides students, faculty, and artists, both on and off campus, providing grants for art works, art tools, and art activities that engage the latest emerging digital technologies.
\Art awards a major grant each year to a practicing NYC-based artist and two Cornell Tech graduates to collaborate full-time on a significant work of art that uses bleeding edge digital technology to provoke novel opportunities for their work.
For the artist, this award offers sustained access to significant engineering capability, enabling deep exploration of new forms, expressions, and features for their work. For the Cornell Tech graduates, the award is an opportunity to flex creatively after graduation, absorb a distinct mode of cultural practice, and take an uncommon path.
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> ABOUT CORNELL TECH
Cornell Tech is a new graduate campus of Cornell University located on Roosevelt Island in New York City. It brings together faculty, business leaders, tech entrepreneurs, and students in a catalytic environment to produce visionary results grounded in significant needs that will reinvent the way we live in the digital age. Read more about Cornell Tech.
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