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On the issue of technology "vs" the arts, I agree with your statement:
> Instead of being alarmed by media literacy, this may be a great opportunity
> for art education (if it really got behind the technology movement) to
> ensure for itself a place in the curriculum.
I read somewhere that the studios who want to produce animation have
discovered that there is a large supply of workers who know a lot of
computer graphics technology, but that they can't draw! To create art on
the computer, knowing the programming stuff is only the means - the end is
an artwork and that takes the same
ideas/creativity/skills/philosophy/whatever that an artist in any medium
needs. So evidently the studios are placing greater stress on an art
education background, figuring that anyone can be taught the computer
piece. To me, this sounds like good news for art education.
--Carla in LA