Draznin, Wayne
January 1992
Surface Design Journal;Winter92, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p4
Trade Publication
The article describes the development of modern technology, particularly as it has affected the textile industry. The author uses past technological revolutions as examples for artists to understand the changes happening in the 1990s. According to the author, the Industrial Revolution promised technology that would help skilled workers to be more productive and earn more money, but in reality it brought increased unemployment and worsened working conditions. The author also mentions the Machine Age, in which technology enjoyed a rise in popularity but then collapsed with the Great Depression. He says that in the late 20th century, technology is returning to prominence, and the challenge for artists is to understand the role of computers as it relates to the creation of art.


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