Artinfo - There are plenty of good contemporary artists, but only a handful actually have something approaching a satisfactory theory to explain why they do what they do at this particular moment in history. Cory Arcangel is one of those artists, someone with a lucid set of ideas — in his case, about what visual art can and can't do in relation to the universe of technology that surrounds it — to justify the witty mix-master-of-culture shtick he's known for. This has made his work an important critical touchstone, and at a relatively early point in his career (he turned 33 yesterday). Why, then, does the art in his new show, just opened at the Whitney, feel so mild and merely jokey? Read more.