A Woman Defined

Art & Culture by Mahvash Mossaed

Art and Technology: My Thoughts on It

December 15, 2013

Technology has always fascinated me. It is somewhat like fashion – you have to be right on your toes fast enough to keep up with it, otherwise you will not look cool if you are left behind. For example, when we look at simple objects around our house – like our telephone, fridge, television, and radio – and we remember how they actually looked years ago, we cannot help but admit that they were nostalgically funny-looking to us, like looking at our old photos, where we’re adorned in big shoulder pads and big hair. No matter what, one thing we can bet on is that fashion and technology will both change and would not be what they are at this time next year. We cannot deny that in the last fifteen years, everything through technology has changed so fast. Centuries ago, the process of any inventions were so very slow because there was not an easy way of communicating between cultures and countries. Now, however, the whole world has become one and we all are able to participate in different degrees in all things that are new and happening. The technology of the internet has given each one of us the ability to have a platform and a voice.

I read a lot online go through different websites, such as the New York Times, The New Yorker, The Daily Beast, and Huffington Post. I never miss reading the technology section of these websites, for they always give me a “wow” moment. Here, I would like to share a few of these links with you.

New York Times

Published: November 27, 2013

By Susumu Nishinaga, Japan

I still remember the first time I saw an image taken with a Scanning Electron Microscope, or SEM. I had a job as a designer in an office at the time, and was overcome by emotion as I viewed a photograph by the Swedish artist and scientist Lennart Nilsson, who was famous for his work with medical subjects and extreme macrophotography. I knew then that I wanted to work with SEMs. Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/28/opinion/art-and-technology.html?ref=scienceandtechnology


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