Creative Use of Technology to Make an Artistic Impact
There’s no end to the potential creative use of technology for all manner of art projects. From movie and TV production to stage shows and creative works, here are some impactful uses.
Automated Mounts and Control Systems
Film and TV are increasingly technologically advanced. Cameras are constantly changing and camera control is a skill. Yet, for projects that require complex camera work, it becomes necessary to install a control system. Rather than using the revolutionary Steadicam that made history with Rocky, you can use tech for shake-free shots more accurately than any human could possibly perform. Automated robotic mounts like the eMotimo Motion Control System offer a high degree of flexibility using programmable, remote-controlled sliders, skaters, and dollys.
Programmable Logic Controllers
Further to programming and automation in art, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) are among the most advanced systems in the world. Companies like Rexroth manufacture PLC systems, which are used across multiple sectors such as pharmaceuticals, food processing, and automotive. No one would ever think them suitable for artistic expression. But who could forget Alexander McQueen’s 1999 legendary stage show, which saw PLC-controlled robots painting models in real-time? Today, AI can automatically create artwork from sight analysis.
Digital Drawing is a Creative Use of Technology
Digital drawing has been around for decades and is still widely used today. In fact, many digital artists rely solely on digital illustrators rather than mice and a keyboard. Digital tablets have many uses, but they come into their own because of their ability to increase productivity:
a. Master Adobe Illustrator for quick and effective vectors with digital drawing tablets.
b. Create your own digital stencils for stamping and effects and use them as a typeface.
c. Use digital imagery for advanced techniques such as typography.
The processing speed of computers makes a huge difference when it comes to repeating tasks, such as creating graphics. For instance, you just create an item once and save it. However, digital art can also make complex tasks easy, such as reversing text for typographic prints.
Digital Art Creation for NFTs
Because of the internet and the proliferation of all things digital, digital artwork has never been as trendy as it is right now. Yet just like the physical art world, only the massively talented have ever been able to make serious money. This is beginning to change with Non-Fungible Tokens and blockchain technology. NFTs are a way to pass along or register ownership of a digital creation. As such, talented artists are using NFTs for tons of different types of media. These include pieces of art, assets for video games like Second Life, and audiobooks and music.
Turning 2D into 3D with Printers
It was only a matter of time before Star Trek-like 3D printers were invented. The technology was once pretty expensive. But now, it’s affordable enough for the average person to have one at home. This is great for artists because using special 3D printer pens, you can turn a 2D sketch into a 3-dimensional physical item. This might not sound too impressive. But it means you can make all kinds of items for sale, or to use as part of an exhibition. For example, you could create complex custom shapes to adorn a vivid sculpture exhibition or simple logo badges.
Using automated mounts for cameras, effectively using digital drawing apps and tablets, and making 2D sketches 3D. These are examples of modern creative use of technology as art.