As artists who work with technology as medium, tool, and subject, we realize that the language of technology must be brought into dialogue with art. However, we are often surprised at the extent to which this technological language encroaches onto aesthetic discourse- often to the exclusion of the spirit of art-making itself. We have often wondered what kinds of guides could exist to aid artists in their participation within technological culture.
Wouldn't it be nice if there were consultants who specialized in artistic practice, people who tailor make technology to the measure of art, able to accurately translate the function of the aesthetic into the power of the technological. Are these kinds of muses to be recommended, or is it doing damage to art to transform its language?
What follows is a meditation on the technical/artistic consultation.