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Monday, February 14, 2005

Art and Technology?


The pairing of technology with art has become cemented; all music now comes in digital format, virtually all has been recorded, in or edited in, digital. It's now the case that many instruments are in a very real way, computers. This is all well and good but computers here are essentially enabling art rather than helping to create it. I witnessed the exception to this rule last night, in a reggie watts concert. His use of a sampler and beatboxing is a prime example of technology becoming a part of the art, not only enabling the artist, but inspiring him with capabilities that weren't dreamed of a few years ago. Check him out.

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