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The History of Technology & Contemporary Art

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Brandon Swonger  /  Design

 

Overview

Looking back over the past century, we see huge strides in technology…and its impact on the art world. Advancements in technology have changed how art is made, conceptualized, viewed, promoted, accessed, studied, experienced, shared, and invented. The process of creating art has seen new opportunities by merging the analog and digital worlds. We’ve put together a list of technology milestones that helped evolve the art we experience today. It’s fascinating to think of the impact that computers, digital cameras, video, and electronics have had over the past 30 years, not to mention what lies ahead.