THE GHOST & THE MACHINE
How do the “Ghost” (human artistic expression) and the “Machine” (emerging technologies) collaborate?
We feed them. They feed us.
Over time the tools we use to express ourselves have grown increasingly sophisticated. In art-making, our machines are collaborators, facilitators, crutches, amplifiers, and obstacles. How has technology influenced the “human variable” of art-making for better or worse? How have artist’s experiments with technology influenced its evolution and application?
Our talk plumbs the depths of this relationship and its implications. It looks backward to primitive beginnings, the recent past, the now and the future to help us squint into the light to understand our increasingly intimate relationship with technology.