Art and Technology: Can they work together?

Art and Technology: Can they work together?

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Interesting piece from the Guardian:

Technology and art have enjoyed a tempestuous relationship over the years. Fine art purists have demonstrated a wary scepticism towards the use and abuse of new technologies, and tech-heads have been staunchly resistant to art’s whimsical influence.

But as the pressing issues of privacy and identity, addiction and dependency, and lives increasingly enmeshed in technology begin to create compelling subject matter for artists and technologists alike, art and tech are enjoying a second honeymoon.

This rebooted relationship will be clearly visible in 2014 with a number of high-profile, boundary-pushing exhibitions and initiatives being launched, and more tech-art collaborations being funded by government bodies.

Read full piece, including overviews of the projects, and look back to the debates about whether Leonardo da Vinci was a ‘great artist’ or a ‘great scientist’… or both!

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