How Art and Technology Relate

To me, Art and Technology are partners, inextricably entwined. How would the painter produce colors on canvas without chemistry? How would the sculptor shape his wood, stone, metal, plastic, glass, ice, or other substance without the cutting tools created by engineers? Science enables art and art inspires technology. Many attribute the rise of touch screen tablet technology to the inspiration of a television show (Star Trek The Next Generation). Scientists and engineers saw an idea in a piece of fiction and worked until they could create it.

The point is, artists and engineers as well as composers and scientists, miss the point of their own talents and efforts in the world without eachother.

Fairness

Please join with us in hoping that North Carolina’s government chooses to do what is fair. By now, we have all heard about HB2, also known as the “Bathroom Law” Many think it is only about restricting where transgendered people relieve themselves. What gets swept under the rug are the parts of the law that remove protections against discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation. Who cares about the restroom when people can be deprived of an income or a home based on what they dress like or who they love?

This world is hard enough to get by in without these laws stripping people of what is sometimes the only protection they have.

Now, their legislature is looking into what to do since the financial consequences of the law begin to take a bite out of their state economy. Let us all hope they make the right choice…