Technology and Creativity Together

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The beauty of technology today is that it has a creative side too.

Where computers and networks once seemed to be the realm of engineers and mathematicians, now artists and actors are reaping the benefits of modern digital tools.

Technology and creativity are no longer mutually exclusive. One can benefit the other with striking results.

For example, we see that played out at Cincinnati’s School for Creative and Performing Arts, where students learn traditional skills such as drawing, painting and sculpting by hand, then supplement that learning by incorporating a variety of technologies into the creative process. The students use laser cutters, computer programs such as Adobe Illustrator, and MakerBot 3D printers to marry art with technology.

Over the past few decades, art and technology have become more intertwined than ever before, creating a unique intersectional space where artists can experiment with new ways of combining different media with their artistic practices.

IBM once asked 1,500 CEOs from 60 countries and 33 industries what quality organizations would need most to successfully navigate an increasingly complex world. They named creativity above rigor, management discipline, integrity and vision.

The CEOs know what Steve Jobs knew and what the students at Cincinnati’s School for Creative and Performing Arts are learning: Combined, creativity and technology are a powerful force.

(Story via EdTech)