We know that there is an intimate connection established between new technologies and what art becomes as a result.
I like what James Bridle has done with the self-driving car as a didactic subject for art.
The new definition of an Artist now slips along with trends. The interesting thing about the New Aesthetic is that it isn't necessarily concerned with aesthetics but rather how aesthetics as an aspect of cognition, affects "artistic" behaviors. As artists give us alternate ways of seeing, new artists give us new ways of awareness of technology.
Art can't just be about decoration. Once cleverness came into the picture, pictures (aesthetics) were less interesting. Art can still be that, but hasn't been that way since Dada.
Artists like Ellsworth Kelly abstracted things seen in the world, such as shapes of windows and shapes of shadows. What we have with New Aesthetic is the new shape and shadow of inspiration, not in the real world but in networks.