In this episode of the Artmatcher podcastJay Mollica speaks with Michael Goodman about his unique position at the intersection of art and technology. They dive into technology’s role in making the art world more accessible, and how tech-forward curation is revolutionizing the industry. Jay goes into more detail regarding how museums can begin to embrace digitization.

About Jay Mollica

Jay Mollica is the director of digital engagement at the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Before joining PAMM in 2020, he worked as the creative technologist at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art where he lead experiments in art and technology and modernized the museum’s digital platforms. His work has been featured in the New York Times, The Today Show, and Fast Company. In 2018 he won the Webby Award for best app from a cultural institution for his project Send Me SFMOMA. Jay regularly writes about his work in museums, technology, design, and architecture. He holds a master’s degree in Interactive Media Art from NYU and is currently a visiting fellow at the University of Miami’s Institute for Data Science and Computing.

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Key Moments

  • 00::36 Getting to know Jay
  • 7:40 How technology can shape accessibility in the art world
  • 13:15 Tech-forward curation
  • 20:45 Should we be creating digital spaces for art?
  • 25:50 More on tech and accessibility
  • 29:30 How Jay found himself at the intersection of the digital world and the art world
  • 34:15 How museums can successfully embrace the digital