The Technology Issue

September 2022

It’s 2022, and technology is transforming traditional life at a radical pace. An attempt to capture this moment in time constitutes this Technology Issue as we explore the new frontier through bio-health, NFTS, sustainability, cryptocurrency, preservation, and even online dating. Yet, in true VIE fashion, it feels fitting that an undercurrent of this issue is the ever-present convergence of technology and art. Digital art and NFTs are the most prominent example of the intersection, which we explore in the feature article “Techno-Art is Here” with multimedia artist Charles Bentley and again with more artists to watch. Contrasting these visual stimulations comes practical breakdowns of optimizing technology for health and your bank account. Through these stories, a more nuanced understanding of the relationship between technology and humanity emerges, which can only be described as an ever-evolving art form.