BERLIN PLUGGED IN
by Rachel Corbett
Berlin is often described as a city in an endless state of becoming. After the wall fell in 1989, artists, entrepreneurs and experimenters of all stripes began colonizing the city’s big, underpopulated buildings, where rents were low and there was little to lose. Now, Chelsea-caliber galleries line the old East Berlin thoroughfare Augustrasse and a stream of tech startups like SoundCloud have rebranded the city “Silicon Allee.” Along with precision engineering and techno music, Berlin has also become a home for digital and electronic art.