Art in its diverse forms has always depicted or used the technology prevailing at the time. In addition, the possibilities of creating art are mutually dependent. While photography replaced the classic portrait, it ensured photo-realistic painting by creating snapshots and copying them on the canvas. But also film, television, pop culture, digital image and video processing, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality as well as a number of other developments are reflected in the visual arts today.
Algorithms create faces that don’t even exist
Some companies and associations show what is still technically possible using simulated photographs. You can see people on it who do not even exist. The digital, neural networks that create the images consist of two linked artificial intelligences. One uses a huge database of real faces to create new ones. The other uses the database of real photos to check the work of the first AI. The two learn from each other in order to continuously improve themselves. In the end, photo-realistic simulations of faces including backgrounds are created, which also do not exist in reality. Some companies offer their results as stock footage.
With technology, you can learn about art in a different way.
In some exhibitions, art is presented across the board. It’s not just pictures hanging on the wall that, thanks to digital post-processing, transmit the artist’s statement. Not infrequently there are also VR glasses that offer a virtual exhibition in the exhibition. There are also apps for smartphones and tablets that show the original photograph or the first sketch when you point the device camera at the corresponding work of art. Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are used not only to create but also to present art. More and more monitors, LED walls and responsive technologies with which observers can interact are also being used at exhibitions – a further development of video and projection art.
How is technology changing art today?
In order to be able to answer the initial question precisely, you have to clarify what is meant by technology you can also ask for an assistance to ‘New York city IT support’. Only those that can be used by artists for their work? Or also the technology that is used for everyday life, industry, consumption and the like? Because, among other things, smartphones, social media and similar developments also require art. The ominous artist “Banksy” and his contemporary, socially and politically critical works would certainly not be what they are without the Internet. Technology is changing art today in terms of creation, presentation, reception and distribution. In addition, topics such as copyright are constantly being discussed anew, as technology always creates new challenges.
Technology as a blessing for young artists
In the industrialized countries at least, pretty much every household has at least one computer. There are also devices such as smartphones, tablets and other’s. With these, as well as with the right periphery, art can be created and disseminated. In addition, everyone can find out about art with internet access – about all historical epochs, styles and artists, but also about contemporary art. You can even visit galleries and museums virtually. Education around art as well as learning about creative processes has become possible for everyone in addition to the creation of visual arts.