Educating technophile artists and artophile technologists: A successful experiment in higher education.

Comninos, P., McLoughlin, L. and Anderson, E. F., 2010. Educating technophile artists and artophile technologists: A successful experiment in higher education. Computers & Graphics, 34 (6), 780 - 790.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.cag.2010.08.008

Abstract

Over the past few decades, the arts have become increasingly dependent on and influenced by the development of computer technology. In the 1960s pioneering artists experimented with the emergent computer technology and more recently the majority of artists have come to use this technology to develop and even to implement their artefacts. The traditional divide between art and technology – if it ever existed – has been breaking down to the extent that a large number of artists consider themselves to be technophiles. In truth this divide has never existed. Throughout history artists have always used and exploited whatever technology existed and frequently led the development of new technology that would allow them to express their creativity. For instance the ancient Greek word for art was “τeχνη” (technˆe) – the etymological root for the word “technology”. The divide between the arts and sciences, which we consider to be artifi- cial and harmful, was only introduced in the western educational system in the 19th century and we believe that it is high time that it was bridged or removed altogether. To this end our centre has pioneered a number of university degrees that aim to blur the difference between artists and scientists / technologists.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0097-8493
Uncontrolled Keywords:computer graphics education ; computer animation
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:29702
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Deposited On:14 Sep 2017 15:27
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