February 12, 2019 Sarah Spence

How has art adapted to changes in technology

Art reflects the human experience in an emotionally provocative way through aesthetics. How does art change when the human experience changes? In the past 20 years, humans relationship with technology has become closer and closer creating constant connection between people that never existed before. In a world where people have immediate access to an infinite, ever growing archive of art and information, how do artists take advantage of the new creative opportunities offered through technology to reflect the current human experience in their creative creations?

Through new connection between artificial intelligence and machines with humans, new types of art have emerged to reflect the new importance of digital connection in life. New technology allows artists to create a connection between their art and the viewers that could never be achieved before. Art installations, for example, allow artists to use entire spaces to showcase their art and allow visitors to interact with their installments. Video artist Chris Milk’s installation “treachery of the sanctuary,” for example, allows visitors to travel through his creative process by looking at themselves as birds:“The installation is a giant triptych, and gallery visitors can stand in front of each of the screens…you see how you’d look with a majestic set of giant wings that flap as you move.” Chris Milk’s installment reflects the constant connection between humans and technology by allowing the audience to be a part of his show. This new form of digital interactive art revolutionized the world of art by breaking the boundaries of two dimensional expression. Take a look at the different links below to explore how different artists use advances in technology to showcase their art:

Sources: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/7-ways-technology-is-changing-how-art-is-made-180952472/#DoBlWCcXGTbrP0zq.99