hypertext dissertation - by Robyn Stuart

The Art of TECHNOLOGY or Technological ART

Technology can become so intimately intertwined in the process of creating, producing, and disseminating art-work, that it can be impossible to delineate a boundary between the scientific and artistic processes involved in creating. The tools of art directly affect the product, by providing (aesthetic) boundaries within which creativity is expressed (Hillis, 1999) and computers in art exemplifies this. The distinction between what is technical product versus an artistic product is significantly blurred (Kaiser, 1988a & 1988b, Quote 16). Technological Art definitely defines Rhizomes. There is both an art and science to Curson's software design. The logic inherent in the software, influence and limit Curson's creative possibilities/ choices, when designing the 3D models and creating or improvising Vc (Curson, 2004). McKenzie and James (2004) suggest using aesthetics to make judgements in science...( complex systems solutions Quote 24). This Curson does. His software product evolves based on judgements of its functional-aesthetic ‘performance’, that is, the elegance of the 3D models and the elegance with which the software ‘performs’. To my mind the elegance is translated into a functional product, which itself is art-work. Also computer systems use maths that functions most efficiently, with least bugs, if the maths is 'elegant'. This search for elegance in design is not unusual in technology when designing products for human consumption, but there is little acknowledgement of this as a respected process in science (McKenzie and James 2004). This is the art of science or technology.... Rhizomes

1.1 Home Page, 'Beginning', Conclusion, Acknowledgements, References, Rhizomes Performances, Performances as References

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