Wrap-up

By Laure Maron

As we have seen throughout this course, digital art is everywhere nowadays. Mechanization and digitalization have engendered amazing progress in most of the aspects of our society:

Art, in most of its forms, is obviously concerned by this progress and it makes us tend to think that there are no limits anymore. However, this tendency to think this way can lead to a crucial point: if art has no limit, what can be considered as an actual work of art and what cannot? If there are no limits, there are no rules anymore. Now, more than ever, the conception of art is something really subjective.

Communication is also an aspect of our everyday life that has drastically evolved. Communication began evolving a long time ago, and the apparition of the press was already a first big step for the spreading of informations, for example: communication was no longer limited to a face-to-face conversation. With the digital age, communication between people is made easier than ever: with the spreading of internet, with mobile phones… In general, we do not need to wait for any information more than a couple of hours. Communication is everywhere, we can see and talk live with someone from anywhere in the world. Again, this brings us to another crucial point: is this really helpful? People almost no longer need to directly ask someone for any information. In a world where communication is everywhere, it is a bit ironical that nobody has to talk to the others anymore.

The last aspect of our culture that I will develop here because its evolution has also been radically influenced by digitalization is the hobbies. Since the apparition of video games, for instance, the world of hobbies has known an important turn and it concerns most of the present-day western families. It seems that there is no limit to the attempt of being always more realistic, as well in the graphism as concerning virtual immersion.

As we can see, digitalization has an important impact in our life and our culture. Most of us could not imagine themselves living without all the facilities allowed by digitalization. However, if the digitalization process seems to have no practical or technical limit, maybe we should think of a moral or ethical one.

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