0010×0010 On The State Of Digital Creativity







  • showmanship – the ability to entertain people
  • haul the result of an effort to obtain, collect, or win
  • to buoy – to prevent from sinking;  to lift up 
  • zeitgeist – the general beliefs, ideas, and spirit of a time and place
  • vanguard – to be in the vanguard of something (such as a revolution or an area of research, etc) = to be involved in the most advanced part of it
  • stale – not fresh and new; boring because too familiar
  • blueprint – a plan that describes how to do or achieve something in the future
  • to pivot – to turn on or as if on a pivot (=a shaft or pin on which something turns)
  • oversaturation – the act or instance of saturating (= filling sth completely) excessively
  • posterity – all future generations of people
  • savvy – practical knowledge and ability

True or False?


1. New York Times was appreciative of the sale of Beeple’s Everyday NFT artwork.

2. Art collectors opt for art pieces they can see in the flesh.

3. Streaming music has dominated the market, CDs aren’t bought any more.

4. The public didn’t pay much attention to 0010×0010’s exhibitions in Hong Kong and Bangkok.

5. In 0010×0010’s opinion, his cooperation with Xumiiro Gallery hasn’t been very effective.

6. The artist claims his motivation is sustained by the appreciation of his audience.

7. 0010×0010 thinks business sense is essentials if you want to be a successful art professional.



Key: : 1F; 2T; 3F; 4F; 5F; 6F; 7T


Practice Makes Perfect

Complete the gaps in the article (Inside The New FUTURES Exhibit At The Smithsonian Arts And Industries Building) with the words in bold below:

              displays                          ingenuity          itinerary           exhibition

              biodegradable                            feature                            delight               advancements

Just re-opened in November 2021 following more than 15 years of renovations, the Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building, which served as the first U.S. National Museum in 1881, will 1. ………… its latest exhibit FUTURES, now through July 6, 2022. While it does offer a peek into the past—several pieces from former World’s Fairs and Alexander Graham Bell’s 1876 telephone are among several items that celebrate human 2. ………….throughout the ages—the majority of it focuses on the 3. ……………. in science, technology and humanity we hope to make going forward.


FUTURES dives into what the future of travel as we know it could be, with Virgin Hyperloop Pegasus Pods—if you’ve ever wanted to see one in real life, now’s your chance—reaching speeds of 670 miles per hour, taking passengers between D.C. and New York City in 30 minutes. The 4. …………. also tackles the future of sustainability with a look at 5. ………….. burial capsules that turn your earthly remains into trees, a coin-operated wetland washing machine that uses a closed waste water system and a solar-powered machine that creates water for drinking and cooking by pulling molecules from the air around you, among other thought-provoking 6. …………. .


“For 175 years, the Smithsonian has been helping people better understand who we are, where we have been, and where we want to go,” said Director of the Arts + Industries Building Rachel Goslins. “With FUTURES, we want to invite all visitors to discover, debate, and 7. …………. in the many possibilities for our shared future. There’s no place better to do this than in the Arts + Industries Building, the nation’s original home for big ideas.”

If you happen to be in the Washington D.C. area between now and July 6, 2022, definitely work FUTURES into your 8. …………..—and remember, entry is free since it’s a Smithsonian Institution museum.

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Key: 1. feature; 2. ingenuity; 3. advancements; 4. exhibition; 5. biodegradable; 6. displays; 7. delight; 8. itinerary


  • Are you a fan of modern art
  • What do you make of the digital arts?
  • Do you ever think some piece of art is not really art?
  • Who’s your favourite artist?
  • Do you think today’s artists are as good as those from hundreds of years ago?
  • Can anyone be an artist or do you need a special talent?
  • What was the latest piece of art that you bought?
  • Do you have any artistic talents?

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