Artists Engaging with Technology—for Better or Worse

Nick Lambert

Synesis: A Journal of Science, Technology, Ethics, and Policy 2013; 4: T37-43

What is the relationship, if any, between art and technology? Over the last few centuries, artists and scientists have maintained a sometime turbulent relationship. Often emphasizing technology’s penchant for infringing upon the natural world, artists have pointed towards the inherent dangers and pitfalls of industrialization. However, there have at times been periods of mutual understanding; times in which the products of advanced technology have themselves become either objects of art or have facilitated the artist’s expressive abilities. Where are we now? Has the Art and Technology movement faded from view, or are we at the precipice of a new era of cooperation between art and science?.


Keywords: visual arts, future studies, constructivism