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Art and Cake Feature: Femmebit 2019: Realizing the Future for Women in Art and New Technology

Femmebit 2019: Realizing the Future for Women in Art and New Technology

“Among the festival highlights, attendees experienced Nancy Baker Cahill’s new AR project. Avner describes AR pioneer Cahill’s work as being “made accessible to the public as a viable and democratic platform and the closest thing to ‘art for everyone.’” This is something that Avner views as extremely important in a digital age where “everyone is isolated and glued to their screens. The regional component to the sites Nancy chooses, as well as the artists and participants she works with, indicate that she uses technology to forge and reinforce community dynamics. I strongly support artworks like hers, which aim high.” Cahill is well known for creating a free AR app, 4th Wall, which invites viewers to place art in 360 degrees anywhere in the world. “The 4th wall app helps promote a positive future,” Avner enthuses. Cahill also recently had two major works featured at Desert X in the greater Palm Springs area.”