Sunday, April 24, 2016

Technology has increasingly played a larger role in our lives as it continues to improve. It has gradually adapted with the progression of our lives, speeding up more rapidly in recent years. It now plays a huge part and helps connect the science world to the art world in many aspects. In lecture one, which I found to be very helpful in writing this blog post, our professor states that “anatomy and dissection is at the intersection of art and science.” Dissection has been occurring for thousands of years and is a part of various cultures including the ancient Greeks and Egyptians. The body in itself is a form of art and many cultures like to preserve parts of it and keep it as a form of art.
A personal experience that I have had with medical technologies in relation to artist projects I have seen relates to the human body. A few years ago I had an X-ray of my arm and the images of it were really fascinating. It reminded me of the statue of David I had seen one time while visiting Florence, Italy. I connected the two in my head because of the clarity of both images. Made me realize how well done that statue was done and how that would have not been possible had the artist, Michelangelo, not been able to view anatomy.
Altogether, this connection between art and science is made possible through technology. As technology continues to improve and develop with time there is only more art being made in connection to science.

Works Cited

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

            One of the topics discussed in this week’s viewing and readings is the development of robots. Robots have evolved with the progression of technology throughout the years, which is what also has fueled the improvements of industrialization. The first instance of technology improving our lives began with the printing press, which drastically improved the number of books printed in a day. This thus helped with the spread of knowledge and I think that this has been very beneficial to society as they have greatly benefited from these effects.
The relationship between technology and industrialization began with the mass development of the assembly line for Ford cars. This mass production proved to be extremely efficient as it multiplied the number of cars produced in a day. This creation of the assembly line with the use of machines started the first era of robots. Coined by Karel Capek, “robot” means self labor because it replaces humans with a machine to do one part of the assembly line. Mass production influenced the building of robots, but it was sped up even faster with the creation of computers. Computers play an extremely important role in mass production because they fuel both man and machine, connecting the two to perform vital tasks.
Walter Benjamin discusses the importance that location and ritual have on a piece of art. Benjamin notes that ritual has taken a back seat when understanding a piece of art due to the fact that robots have overcome the need for a specific location and ritual. However, while these values have changed with the role of robots and mass production, this does not diminish the quality of the art being produced.

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Many of the mathematical theories have influenced the arts in multiple ways. For instance, the shapes used in art to create images are developed from mathematics because artists use mathematical formulas to calculate their formula to draw them. A second example is perspective, which includes computing the length of an object and controlling the position of the spectators’ view. Linear perspective is used in math as a formulation, and also used by artists to help with drawing their pictures. A final example is architecture because it directly relates math and art with the science of optics.
Kandinsky is a famous abstract artist who I find very talented. His art is filled with different shapes that he connects together to make a masterpiece. His work illustrates how math and art are related. He uses linear perspective to arrange the shapes and lines in his art, which helps him control the view that spectators will see. Seeing his work has helped me understand the influence that math has on the arts.
After this week’s lecture I have learned that artists use mathematical formulas when creating their pieces of art. They use their creativity as well as the structure behind mathematics to create pieces of art that attract the viewers’ eye. I have learned that math, art, and science are all juxtaposed by the relationship that they share when they are intertwined or connected. A strong example for this is architecture, which uses art and design with math and science to build aesthetic buildings.

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