Computers and creativity often go hand in hand but think about this…
“If automobiles had followed the same development cycle as the computer,
a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100,
get a million miles per gallon,
and explode once a year, killing everyone inside.”
Computers. Sometimes we love them and sometimes we hate them, but they are almost everywhere and mostly unavoidable.
For artists when it comes to computers and creativity, it has made many menial, repetitive tasks easier and opened up a world of possibilities for inspiration and experimentation. We can tweak, manipulate, retouch, colorize, filter, erase, save and delete our creation over and over until we get it just the way we want it. I still do much of my art traditionally with paint and brush, but once scanned I can change many things without repainting the original piece.
If you want a trip down computing memory lane look at this infographic on how they have changed the world at:
Even with their ever-increasing power they are still just a tool that can be used, misused or overused by us all:
“Computers let you make more mistakes faster than any other invention in human history, with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.”
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