Digital Technologies as a Tool (Response)
I think this was overall quite an interesting and pretty informing read. I found myself being immersed in new artists and digitally created works that I had never heard of or seen before. The text also brought up a few ideas that I never really thought about before. The idea that digital technology is taking over a majority of the physical forms of art, as well as the idea that digital art is considered by some to have less of a meaning compared to pieces that are created using more traditional methods of art. I had never really thought of this controversy before reading this article, but I now realize it is probably a key issue that many people had with the mass introduction of technology in art.
I enjoyed seeing the many different ways that digital artists use various methods to create their works. Some of the artists, such as Nancy Burson had more politically driven messages behind their work, whether it was in regards to beauty or social issues. I think the amount of illusion and the endless possibilities that come with digital technology and manipulation allows for some very strong messages to be conveyed by artists if they so desire. I also enjoyed learning about how some of these final works were displayed. One artist, Paul Smith, had his superhero series displayed on the ceiling so viewers had to look up, and were actually drawn into the play on perspective that he included with his work.