Technology As An Artist’s Medium Part of the merger of art and tech also involves using technology as a medium. Much as one would use a paintbrush. Los Angeles-based digital artist Sterling Crispin, said “Technology is an extension of humanity, and an embodiment of the human spirit. We are by our very nature, tool users. The world of technology itself has its roots in craftsmanship and art, so I think it makes perfect sense for artists to directly create, confront, and utilize technology.” “Personally, I try to engage technology in a poetic, humanist sense, by looking for truths closer to the nature of being, and expressing them through high technology. For instance, there is a visceral spark, when two people look into each others eyes. That sort of warmth of the human experience is something I think technology can enhance and extend.”
As the Internet, and technology in general, becomes more pervasive and enters into almost every sector of business — from education to the art world, — new markets naturally emerge and new questions get raised about our collective culture. Specifically, fine art and technology — where these two disciplines touch – is a fascinating arena, as it opens up a plethora of ideas about what art is, how we exchange it, who makes money from it, and how we experience it. In Los Angeles, a panel series on art and technology created by Saatchi Art, the world’s leading online art gallery, started this spring and has continued throughout 2014.
Are movie statues becoming all the rage? With this week’s unveiling of aNapoleon Dynamite statue on the Fox lot in Los Angeles, and the much buzzed-about Robocop fixture still to come in Detroit, movie figures might just be the new military generals (or in Norway’s case, men who wrestle babies). Napoleon (Dynamite) and Robocop aren’t the first screen icons to be immortalized in stone, bronze, or the like. Here’s a look at other cinematic statuettes around the globe, some expected, and some not so much.
Few artists have traveled so effortlessly from one artistic medium to another as Jennifer Lopez with her incredible array of talent as an acclaimed movie actress, a chart-topping musical artist and a fashion industry entrepreneur. Her trailblazing career boasts major box office hits, prestigious film nominations, the successful fashion line Sweetface by J.Lo, best-selling fragrances, and over 35 million albums sold worldwide.
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