What impact do you think mobile devices will have in the short term? And any thoughts about the long term? The impact has already been huge, and I trust it will only grow. In many cases people are required to conduct business from their mobile devices as the world becomes even more global— we are all always on the go, in another city or country, while needed back home. I loved that at Miami Basel last year, the organizer had applications designed for mobile devices to virtually guide visitors around the labyrinth of the fair. Christie’s and artnet both have applications available, and my artist John F. Simon Jr. has the first software art piece I ever sold of his, Every Icon, available for sale for 99 cents in the app store. I think this is fantastic, and any savvy individual will take advantage of the convenience that comes with this new technology. It will only become more and more relevant to business, art, and life. ** Sandra Gering first opened her gallery in May of 1991 on Broome Street in Soho, and later moved to a ground floor space in Chelsea on 22nd Street. The gallery’s program focused on new media artists, placing their usage of cutting-edge technology and materials within a proper historical context. Such artists included John F. Simon, Jane Simpson, Xavier Veilhan, David Tremlett, and Karim Rashid. In September 2006 she founded Gering & López Gallery with her partner Javier López. The gallery supports a diverse program, exhibiting emerging artists such as KAWS along with established artists including Dan Flavin and Josef Albers. The gallery has worked with numerous curators, including artist Michael 34
The Art World and the World Wide Web. Essays, Interviews and Case Studies.