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Switched: Tech Art History, Part 2

Switched: "In our first installment of the history of technology in modern art, we examined the works that helped breed an art-making culture in which machines and electronics were either figured or utilized in the creative process. From just before Marcel Duchamp to Nam June Paik, modern art quite literally transformed from the centuries-old traditions of painting to complex and sometimes inscrutable modes of expression.

But fluorescent tubes, TV screens and neon lights represent only a fraction of technology's role in art for the last and current century. With the emergence of the idea of multimedia, isolated mediums like sculpture and painting began to transform into syntheses of new modes of expression. Projections and interactive art utilize technology to create works that were not previously possible, setting the stage for a technological movement in art that will only grow stronger."

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