Parabiosis Of Art And Technology

Discover the connection between art and technology through the lens of art. Delve into how these two fields shape and impact our understanding and interpretation of the world.

Parabiosis Of Art And Technology
Art Evolves explores and celebrates the union of art and technology

Parabiosis is the surgical union of two organisms, developing a single, shared physiological system.



Art and technology are two forces that have played an instrumental role in shaping the world we live in. By pushing the boundaries of what we perceive as reality, both art and technology have challenged our preconceptions of the natural world and expanded the horizons of our understanding. With new inventions and experiments, the mind, body, language, and the very fabric of our world have been redefined by a fresh set of rules and aesthetics. Through the fusion of the virtual, the scientific, and the logical, technology in art defies our perceptions and opens up new possibilities for creativity and scientific discovery. As contemporary authors increasingly explore the presentation of immaterial and ephemeral concepts, it becomes clear that creative production reflects the zeitgeist of our time. The intersection of art and technology is where the cutting edge of innovation resides, beckoning us towards a future of endless possibilities.

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The nature of artworks is undergoing a significant transformation, reflecting the evolving ways in which the public interacts with art, and the reshaping of museums and exhibition spaces. This transformation has created an unprecedented opportunity for artists to explore the intersection of art and technology through innovative mediums such as digital art, kinetic installations, and works that delve into the complexities of the internet and online existence. What was once considered sci-fi fantasy in movies just a decade ago has now become a part of our reality, shaping the way we perceive the world around us. As a result, contemporary creatives are increasingly turning to cutting-edge tools such as data, pixels, mathematical and engineering formulas to express themselves in ways that traditional painting and sculpture cannot capture to their fullest potential. The integration of technology into art has opened up a whole new world of possibilities, allowing artists to experiment with fresh materials and push the boundaries of their creativity.


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Throughout history, technology has provided creatives with new and innovative ways to express themselves. Major shifts in artistic expression, such as the transition from analog to digital art, the birth of Impressionism, the iconic silkscreen prints of Andy Warhol, and the boundary-pushing performance works of Stelarc, would not have been possible without the influence of technology and science. Like scientists, creatives explore materials, people, culture, history, religion, and gained knowledge to transform it into something entirely new. The likes of Leonardo da Vinci and 17th-century investigators who invented the microscope and telescope are examples of early innovators. The invention of the computer in the late 1930s ushered in a completely new understanding of creative production and the relationship between art and technology. Along with investigations into perception, color theory, photography, and film, computers have transformed traditional mediums such as painting, drawing, sculpture, and music. Technology and art have always been intertwined, leading to new frontiers in creative expression.

Artist: Billy Klüver


The term "new media art" was coined in the 1960s to describe the use of computer technology as an essential part of the creative process and production. This term falls under the vast umbrella of new media and encompasses practices such as computer production, video art, computer-based installations, and later, the exploration of the virtual reality of the Internet and Post Internet art. In contemporary practice, the term refers to the use of mass production and the manipulation of the virtual world, its tools, and programs. Designers and artists use various computer programs like 3D modeling, Illustrator, or Photoshop to create commercial pieces or more elaborate and conceptual works. The engagement of technology and science has spread into space, and many computer-based installations fuse the conceptual and the new media. The constant technological developments have formed a fresh aesthetic, where creatives merge different skills and tools, offering a unique perspective on the present we all share. The virtual arena of the Internet allows artists to comment on the fusion of the virtual and the real and question the communication and accessibility of their works in the parallel world. With new technological developments, there is a fresh playground for artists to explore and create original pieces.

Artist: Dave McKean

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Regardless of your opinion on the relationship between art and technology, it's undeniable that technology provides a platform for young artists to explore uncharted territories, push boundaries and create something truly unique. This has been true since the earliest days of modern technology, with inventions like the lantern influencing luminism and the color tubes allowing painters to paint en plein air and later leading to impressionism. Today, technology continues to inspire creativity in countless ways, reflecting the time in which it was created. Many contemporary artists have embraced new techniques and tools, shedding traditional brushes and chisels in favor of the unexplored possibilities of technology.

Artist: Friendly Hostile

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Purely digital production is a medium exclusive to modern times and deserves special mention. Some of the most successful and interesting computer-based artworks challenge traditional art forms and blur the boundaries between what is considered "real" and virtual.

Which leads us to Artwork created by artists using purely using artificial intelligence and making further manipulations to the artwork using other digital software or means.