Art Versus Tech in San Francisco

September 16, 2014 7:35 PM

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If you live in San Francisco, you know how much people like to talk about astronomical rents and the resulting disappearance of our city's artful heritage. Local and national news outlets pit the situation as art versus tech, artists forced out into the streets by unwanted progress, a veritable battle of David versus Google. In a city filled with such an incredible mix of thinkers and creators, I can't believe we perpetuate this story.

We are living in a time and place of unprecedented opportunity for artists. It's true that high-paying positions in business and technology companies have partly contributed to huge increases in the cost of living, but these jobs are not pushing out the art scene. In fact, I believe the current land...

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