The connection between art and technology

The word technology comes from the ancient Greek words for the systematic treatment of art (technē) and logic (logia)) .

Both science and art involves the systematic use of a technique or a skill and involves the testing of ideas and theories. Artists experiment in their studios while scientist evolve ideas in their labs. Both artists and scientists study materials, nature, and people to create something new. Science is a beautiful live example of art and art is an amazingly well laid out science experiment.

Leonardo da Vinci is perhaps our best example of someone who moved with ease between the worlds of art and science and transferred his studies from one to the other. His amazing scientific drawings are a work of art, and his paintings are the subject of many scientific theories.

Some Careers that combine Art & Technology

• Architects
• Animation designers
• Graphic artists
• Art restorer
• Computer game creator

This paragraph was inspired from an excellent article on ‘The Enduring Relationship of Science and Art’ taken from the The Art Institute of Chicago web site.


Art and technology links

Inspiring and Interesting related readings/projects

•Edward Tufte
•The Leonardo International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology
http://leonardo.info/isast/isastinfo.html

•The Enduring Relationship of Science and Art
http://www.artic.edu/aic/education/sciarttech/2a1.html

•Some great research papers on creativity and education …from the creators of Scratch, 
the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab

•From a Digital Art educator 

•National Art Education Association’s list of 10 lessons Art Teach
http://www.arteducators.org/olc/pub/NAEA/advocacy/advocacy_page_5.html

•Art Becomes the Next R , an article that tells us why it is necessary more than ever before to teach our kids Art (or Digital Art at least!)

http://www.jasonohler.com/projects/artnextr.cfm#english-Art_Fourth_R

•From STEM to STEAM: Incorporating the Arts into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Learning  http://wiki.oercommons.org/mediawiki/index.php/STEAM