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Yesterdays answers

I was thinking of artist mark Rothko the other day and in his book, “The Power of Art” Simon Schama describes how Rothko felt the visual expressiveness of figurative art had run its course and that now the only a new visual language could rouse us to the meaning of art, its power and proper place in our lives. This seems not dissimilar to the place we now find ourselves in relation to data and our connective internet consciousness. Perhaps data has we know it has run its course using the vocabulary that we has been created around it. It seems to have taken on a life of its own and will need an entirely new way to think of data and indeed our world. It makes me wonder, are we still trying to solve todays problems with yesterdays answers?

Mark Rothko paintings at the Tate Gallery, London

Mark Rothko paintings at the Tate Gallery, London

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