What We Do

The Executive Branch and the Congress have responsibilities for U.S. aesthetic matters and for the socio-cultural impact of technology as explored in the artistic investigations of the media arts. Within the Executive Branch, the US Department of Art and Technology is the lead U.S. cultural agency, and the Secretary is the President’s principal art and technology adviser. The Department advances U.S. objectives and interests in shaping a freer, more visionary, and more utopian world through its primary role in developing and implementing the Secretary’s policy on art and technology. The Department also provides an array of important services to U.S. citizens and to foreigners seeking to visit or navigate through virtual environments.