LAS432 Technology and Art Discussions

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LAS432 Technology and Art Discussions
We normally think of the arts as very different from technologies in spite of the fact that art…

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LAS432 Technology and Art Discussions

LAS432 Technology and Art Discussions

Week 4 All Students Posts 37 Pages 

We normally think of the arts as very different from technologies in spite of the fact that art (with perhaps a few exceptions) is practiced with the help of technology. This practice creates interdependence between technology and art. To what extent does art respond to, or is shaped by, the technology that enables it? To what extent have advanced and accessible digital technologies, such as websites, digital photography, and YouTube, changed the relationship between art and technology?

Are these technologies reshaping our attitudes toward artists? This discussion includes how art and technology can be combined to produce new genres of artistic expression.  I have posted a site below which represents just one example of how digital technology and the fine arts are being linked together. Please feel comfortable in sharing your own examples! When a computer generates a painting, who do you feel the artist is, the computer or the individual who created the program to do this?

I have used a lot of the same products that these artists used to develop products for work.  I guess even my products could be considered art, even though they are emblems, backgrounds or other such items.  Remember, art is in the eye of beholder.  That means art can be anything, depending on who you are talking to.  Computers can use digital algorithmic patterns and mathematical potentials in the creation of art (Jarvis, n.d.).  In these cases, who gets the credit, the software creator?  The artist is actually the computer because it generated the picture, so does it get the credit? I attached a picture that was made with a computer back in the 90s, or possibly earlier, it is a great example of computer generated art. While looking at either A or B, it seems as if the opposite circle is moving, but it is not…