Response to “Beviourist Art and the Cybernetic Vision.”

I find interesting that even though the article was written in 1964, yet it feels very current. The technology is far more advanced now, but I don’t think the art world in this matter has had the development that should have. Even though there are artists today who use technology this field is still in development. Not because of a lack of resources but rather for the lack of interest or knowledge, which are necessary, in order to develop this kind of projects. The other thing that comes to my mind is that nowadays you still have to do your research to find art projects that involve technology. I don’t know why they aren’t shown in the mainstream media. You are lucky if you find maybe 20%, of an art exhibition, that could be categorized as art and technology in comparison to painting or sculpture.

One response to “Response to “Beviourist Art and the Cybernetic Vision.”

  1. I enjoyed Roy Ascott’s claim that interactive art “must free itself from the modernist ideal if the ‘perfect object’.” That an important characteristic of Modern art is that is offers a “high degree of uncertainty and a great intensity of participation,” and that “there is no point at which it can be said to have reached a final form.” It provides a freer exchange of what Ascott calls “dialogue,” and brings an equilibrium to the playing field between the artist and the spectator. I always disliked the idea of artistic elitism in any form because it only encourages people to become grossly conceited and arrogant in their own thoughts. What good is art if it only encourages a finite amount of conversation; that once one significant point has been made about a piece of art it becomes the only point? To me. Ascott’s perspective on the evolution of art with technology is much more engaging, exciting and welcoming.

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