Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Smart Robots, Digital Dollars Lure Collectors as Internet Rocks Art World

Bloomberg - Almar van der Krogt was surfing the Internet in 2009 when he happened upon a website featuring shifting waves of neon colors.

Its simplicity and constant motion captivated him. Over the next weeks, he returned to gaze at the site almost every day. Soon, Van der Krogt, an Internet consultant and art collector, realized he wanted to own it.

“I didn’t even know if it was possible to buy such a thing, but I had to try,” he says. “The thought that someone might just take it offline really worried me.”  Read more.

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