ERIC Number: ED479097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
The Age of Technology: Friend or Foe to the Expression of Art?
Technology preserves the Worlds of Art, spreads heritages, and unites people across the globe, time, and diversities. Through inquiry, technology enables individuals to explore inherent values of art and cultural identity in a quest to interpret, understand, and create their own expressions of the world. Art educators realize that technology must become part of their lives to help prepare students to survive in a technological world. Technology preserves, yet limits art creation and expression. The fear is that creative expression will be erased. Creativity is controlled by man's ability to program, to pre-think, to capture the abstract meaning of his art in the hope that human complexity is assimilated into choices for individual expression. Art educators must make students aware that technology aids them to inquire and use software, but it does not allow them to free themselves from boundaries of captivity within their own thoughts. This paper shows that technology imprisons free expression and that art educators play a big role in challenging the influence of technology. The paper concludes that art educators, the central reform agents, need to become responsible in shaping students to remain liberators of creative expression using technology to preserve identities of the time. (Contains 45 references.) (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the InSea World Congress (New York, NY, August 19-26, 2002).