Art, Science, and Technology: The Internet and Contemporary Artistic Creation

By Ines Albuquerque and Rosa Maria Oliveira.

Published by The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts

Format Price
Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

Contemporary Art explores the relationship between art, science, and technology in a creative and aesthetic perspective. The scientific inventions and innovations that fulfilled the 20th century have significantly contributed to an artistic interest in science and technology. The internet, created in 1969, is probably the most important invention to contemporary society, structuring our current reality in new directions. It is a global communication media with distinctive features, which has generated a new art form: internet art (or net art), available since around 1994, and which has evolved along with the network. This article will explore the contribution of the internet to contemporary artistic creation by the example of internet art, an expression deriving from the relation between art, science, and technology.

Keywords: Art, Science, Technology, Internet, Internet Art

The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp.25-32. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 475.733KB).

Ines Albuquerque

PhD Student, Department of Communication and Art, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

Inês Albuquerque obtained a Ph.D. in Art Studies from the University of Aveiro, Portugal, in 2013. She has been a researcher at ID+ Research Institute for Design, Media and Culture at the University of Aveiro since December 2011, exploring the field of “Research through Art” on the relationship between art, science and technology. She has been a guest researcher at LUCAS—Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society, the Netherlands, since February 2013, developing a post-doctoral research proposal focused on the relationship between art and science under the supervision of Robert Zwijnenberg.

Rosa Maria Oliveira

Profesor, Communcation and Art, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Rosa Maria Oliveira has a Ph.D. in Design, focused on artistic holography. She is an auxiliary professor in the Department of Communication and Art at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. She is also a senior researcher at ID+ Research Institute for Design, Media and Culture at the University of Aveiro. Her field of research is “Research through Art” on artistic holography, art and science, and art education.