Art and Technology: Can they work together?

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…

What are the digital & photography doing to us?

Fascinating piece of art... The artist describes the context: Every occasion of our lives now seems to be documented with the plethora of cameras we carry around with us. Images are shared and distributed online for our family, friends and the public to see. Unsure of the implications of this life online, will photos of us remain on the internet forever? Or will they simply get lost and become anonymous in the billions of images we…

Arts, Humanities & Sciences?

Now this is a great quote, taken from a section on Times Higher Education re 'the importance of the humanities/sciences': Are the arts and the sciences as distinct as many assume? Stephen Mumford, professor of metaphysics and dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Nottingham, poses the question in a post on his Arts Matters blog. "If they are, what is the distinction? Do we have a clear definition of each that allows us to…

The Culture Show

Here are "my" posters again... well, I have written the most about them :-) I'm still watching the programme, and it seems to be mostly about "Art" with a capital A, which many posters are not considered as, but the initial summary shows Presenter Alastair Sooke talking to the Art Dept @ the Imperial War Museum about the Keep Calm and Carry On Posters. See just before 25 minutes in ... straight in with Keep…