Saturday, April 23, 2011

Chapter 3 Response

In the third chapter, themes of digital art were discussed. Digital art, with its many techniques open to artists, produces many themes. It is up to the art of which path to take for their project, from animation, to mapping, or combinations.
            One such example deals with creating artificial life concepts. Christa and Laurent made a website program called “Life Spacies”, dealing with the idea of both actually and artificial life. The “player” can alter the pool of evolution, letting them experience the idea of manipulated evolution on a virtual scale. It is only achievable to a viewer through computer, and so is a digital theme.
            One of the more popular ideas of digital art is through robots, with technical engineering and possibly screen displays. Artists and engineers alike can be fascinated heavily by the idea of artificial robot life, and so continue to build the most realistic, the more helpful, the best. In this way is has become an art form, through the engineering and outside design. The can be helpful to elderly patients, or smash each other to pieces in robot demolition tournaments. Or, they can be an artistic sculpture, used for movies or haunted houses.
            Meanwhile, some artists devote attention to online chatting, the actions of people online and how  they communicate through text and video chat, whether talking to a close friend, meeting strangers in a fast paced chat roulette, or dating people found on the internet. With this, many artists have made their own artistic pieces using screenshots and web recordings.
            Digital art has many themes, but for the most part they stick with technology based subjects. For this, art exhibits have changed, galleries themselves can exist solely on the internet, and art can be taken to whole new levels.

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