Blog: Art in the future
TTechnology is moving at a much faster pace than ever before and artists have a huge range of contemporary media and techniques to choose from. From 3D printing to interactive installations to conductive paint, artists have found myriad new ways to connect with the technologically developed world we live in. We wanted to share which technology will most likely have a big role in the future of art.
First of all, Artificial Intelligence (A.I). Computers are already writing stories, composing music, and painting pictures. It’s only a matter of time until it can do those things like humans can. There even was an experiment that one A.I. system was given paintings by a number of distinct painters, and then told to redraw them in a different artist’s style. The results were surprisingly spot-on, while 5 years ago it wouldn’t even be able to tell the difference between a dog and a cat.
Secondly, 3D printing. 3D printing or “additive manufacturing” technology has been in development for several decades now, but it was in the early 2000s that 3D printing exploded into the public view, with the media reporting on the technique’s potential in almost every field but art. In 2005, a trend for using 3D printing into art and design was first noted, and this technology has become more than popular in the world of art. 3D printing allows artists to create highly detailed and manipulable models, which can be presented as artworks in their own right or which can be used as scale models for a larger piece.
Last but not least, virtual reality. By giving a device enough information such as data, pictures, emails, bills and everything that makes someone’s personality, we will be able to creature avatars of them. Immortalizing them in a virtual world will provide us a chance to talk with them. Even though it will not be completely real, it will be close.
All in all, technology is developing at such a pace that it can feel hard to keep up sometimes. For artists, these changes can be problematic: they need to remain up-to-date with new skills and find ways to access the latest technologies and always be a step ahead.