6. Digital arts and culture

Arts and technology have long had a symbiotic relationship. Artists have been able to express themselves more freely owing to technical advancements that have allowed them to adapt or create technology designed for other uses in order to aid the creative process.

The fast development and implementation of digital technology over the last 30 years has resulted in an ever-increasing usage of information and communications technologies for a variety of purposes, including creative expression. Artificial intelligence, one of the most recent developments, has already made its way into artists' studios and the creative process. 

Although arts, technology, and science may not appear to be related at first glance, they are all intertwined. New approaches and means of mastering the material world as a medium for self-expression have long piqued the interest of creative minds. Digital technology has affected arts and culture in a variety of ways in recent years. Artists now have access to new means of self-expression as well as new ways to connect and interact with their audiences thanks to information and communication technology. These tools have changed the way people think about art and creativity. Artificial intelligence (AI) has also made its way into the realm of art. 

Going digital with your artworks 

Today's audience may stay up to date on cultural events and purchase tickets using digital technologies. Reading a newspaper or a novel, listening to music, or watching a movie online is becoming more frequent. 

Digitalisation has given artists and creative individuals new tools and ways of expressing themselves. Architects and designers, for example, benefit from specialized programs. Photographic and filmmaking equipment, digital/electronic musical instruments, music composition tools, and digital technology are all used by artists to create visual art, 3D print sculptures, and immersive or interactive works of art. 

In the 1950s, the first attempts to employ machines/robots to create or aid in the creation of works of art were made. While AI was designed to replace humans in mundane and repetitive work, it has lately been introduced to AI-composed music, AI-created visual art, and AI-co-written film scripts or books. Such AI applications pose a slew of concerns regarding the creative process, human nature, the potential of AI as a creative tool, and the limitations of AI-assisted autonomous production. It's both exciting and terrible to think about. 

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