Art Meets Technology At The 'Happy Tech' Exhibition
Though the fields obviously aren't mutually exclusive, technology and art have shared a love-hate relationship through the ages. At moments adversarial, art puritans fear drastic change in the application of new technologies to art disciplines, and staunch technologists fear a contamination of science by 'softer' art practices. However, at their most collegiate, art benefits from the potential of new technologies to both alter people's perceptive capacities and to increase the efficiency of art processes, while technology advances through the creative applications provided by art. If considered from a cross-disciplinary perspective, the two have the potential to fuel each other.