As much as I love the growth of technology and how brilliant iPads are ect, I find it a bit sad that schools are now introducing this technology into the classroom so heavily. A young girl on an interview just said how she loved ‘painting’ on the tablet. It’s sad to think unnecessary technology may kill off traditional media and learning for good. Just let her paint in actual paints for fuck sake. We risk creating a generation who are unable to do anything unless it’s on a screen in front of them and it’s not worth it.
Why is creating digital art worth less than traditional painting? Is writing a book on paper better than writing a book in Word?
Art isn’t about whether you use technology, it’s about creativity.
Oh I definitely think digital art is worth just the same as traditional art - I have no issue with using technology, it’s more the way it seems to be overtaking the other mediums. It’s the whole kindle v book argument. Am I against kindles? No, of course not. They’re fantastic and brilliantly handy, but do I want to get to a point where course books are on kindles alone? No, not particularly. It’s about having a good mix of traditional and technological.
I definitely think it’s a positive thing to teach children about technology and ICT because they are used hugely in the world they’re going to grow up in, but do we want to get to the point where no children can write legibly because they have only done classwork by type? Having a few art classes to learn about how to create digital art would be fantastic, I would have loved it as a child, but I don’t think technology alone should be used.
Thank you for your opinion~ :)