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.