Technology, art and luxury converge in the stories we’ve chosen this week: CNN explores the flourishing world of digital art, Bloomberg investigates how today’s high-tech supercars have left the traditional stick shift behind and Artnet provides a first glimpse of Christo's new installation in Italy, an amazing marriage of engineering and art. 

If you missed last week's edition, catch up on 10 must-see exhibitions in June, the newest trend in personalised watches and an interview with François Gilot here.


How Technology is Changing
the Art World

Contemporary artists are experimenting with innovative modes of producing and experiencing art, dissolving the distinctions between art, technology and “digital art” as they do so. (CNN)




The Victoria & Albert Museum is
Launching an Outpost in China

In an exciting moment for the global arts community, London’s Victoria & Albert Museum recently announced plans to become the first international art institution to create a permanent exhibition and cultural space in China. (Artsy



Why Can't You Get Your $300,000
Supercar With a Stick Shift?

Despite the romantic allure of a traditional stick shift, automatic transmissions offer superior speed, fuel efficiency and performance capabilities for modern sports cars. (Bloomberg




The First Images of Christo's
Floating Piers

Christo’s latest public art piece, The Floating Piers in Italy’s Lake Iseo, opened last Saturday to enormous enthusiasm from visitors and critics. See the striking photos and Instagrams taken by some of the first viewers of this incredible installation. (Artnet



The World's Best Wine Lists

From sommeliers to collectors, all wine lovers appreciate a well-curated selection. The World of Fine Wine has chosen the most creative and discerning wine lists in eleven different categories, such as “Best Champagne Wine List," “Best Airline Wine List" and more. (The World of Fine Wine)




Fifteen Minutes with Ai Weiwei

Speaking from his new installation in Cambridge, England, Ai Weiwei addresses his artistic practice, the refugee crisis in Europe and the importance of Instagram. (T Magazine)




Other Stories We Love

• The Secret Passion of Zaha Hadid (CNN)

• When the Family Business is a Gallery (T Magazine)

• Amsterdam: A Cultural Travel Guide (Wall Street Journal)