LAS 432 Week 4 DQ 1 Technology and Art
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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?
A good question but to get to the heart of it you need to know something about the history of technology in art and artistic expression. The invention of writing changed story telling orally which was widely done before writing. New musical instruments like the piano changed music. Scholars observe that the invention of the camera changed painting and so on. Electric and electronic recording completely changed music and how it was consumed. Check out some of the historical changes in the arts to get a handle on this issue in discussing more recent technologies.
A useful list of new delivery technologies, have these changed the content of the art form itself? As the question asks, have the new technologies shaped the art forms in new ways. 45 rpms changed music. Sound in film changed film. Photography changed painting. Have these new technologies had no effect on art?
45 rpm, 33 and 1/3, 8 track tape, cd all affected the type of music, performed and recorded due for one thing to length of music availabe, 45 rpm for example were limited to about 3 minutes, hence popular songs had to be limited to that length.
Sound in film, color in film, film quality etc allowed different elements of film to become more or lest important. But what about the newer technologies, has the safe of the art be affected, made better? worse?
Increased accessibility is certain an important issue in art consumption but the question also asks something else very important, have the different new technologies changed the art forms themselve, that is had an impact on the elements of the various art forms?
Are storage and distribution systems the same as affecting the art itself?
It might be worthwhile to look up the earliest musical instrument. When did humans make the first musical instrument. What do you think it might have been?
So far that is likely the oldest found if we don