Matt Artz, Head of Product for Artmatcher, will be speaking at Why the World Needs Anthropologists on September 11th.

In his talk, he’ll speak about how capital and algorithmic bias factor into recommendation systems and why that privileges some artists over others. The talk is based on his art market research as the Head of Product for Artmatcher, our mobile app that aims to address access and inclusion issues in the art market.

About Why the World Needs Anthropologists

Why the World Needs Anthropologists is an international anthropology conference that brings together leaders in the field to discuss how anthropology can be used to solve modern complex problems.

The event’s primary goals are to encourage cooperation and communication between researchers and develop practical, effective solutions to global social and cultural issues.

About Matt Artz

Matt Artz is a business and design anthropologist, consultant, author, speaker, and creator known within the anthropological community for his business and design anthropology work, including his podcasts Anthropology in Business and Anthro to UX. He has spoken at many events, bringing critical insight into consumer DNA testing at a TEDx event in 2020. He also spoke at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2021 in a talk focused on anthropology and the role it has to play in creating sustainable futures.