ART.ZIP Issue 16


In a sense, the history of humanity is a history of technology. Presumably, early humans had begun to take the path unparalleled by other species the moment they learned to set a bonfire. With the unceasing upgrading of technologies, human life has been transforming all the time.

In the wake of internal combustion engine and nuclear power, digital technology and network communication technology have the most disruptive power in modern times. They fundamentally change the way we relate to life and the world, and consequently has thoroughly altered how we view ourselves as well as the world. The emergence and popularization of new words like computer, mobile phone, Internet, Bitcoin and App not only make our life easier, but also transform everything around us, and art is no exception. In this issue, we bring together the digitalization trend in various art circles, followed by an exploration of how digital revolution plays a role in British art scenes through an investigation into the formulation and presentation of art as well as academic discussions and artists’ arguments about digital art. Hopefully this will reveal an art world of 0s and 1s to you.

人類的發展史某種意義上來說就是一部科技發展史,也許從原始人第一次升起篝火那一刻,便踏上了人之所以為人的與眾不同的發展路徑。伴隨著人類所掌握的科技的不斷升級,人類的生活也在發生著翻天覆地的變化。

在內燃機和核能之後,數字科技和網絡通訊技術的發展是近代最具有顛覆性的科技成果了,它從最深層次改變了我們與生活和世界的關係,人們看待自身和世界的方式也發生了徹底的改變,電腦、手機、互聯網、比特幣、APP等等名詞的出現和普及不僅僅是讓我們的生活變得更加輕鬆便捷,也同時顛覆著我們周遭的一切,藝術當然也不例外。在這期雜誌當中,我們將為大家帶來一系列出現在藝術領域中的“數字化”新動向,從藝術的組織形式、展示方式、學術探討以及藝術家對數碼藝術的爭論中來一窺數字化革命是如何在英國藝術領域中發揮作用的,展現零與一之間的藝術世界。