Media and communication technologies have introduced powerful practical and conceptual tools for the Arts, and they have opened up crucial new dimensions to explore art.
Mutation of mediums, means of representation and knowledge transmission, interaction by means of our gestures and senses, the invention of new tools… deeply change the nature, the shape, the contents of artworks, and the way broadcasting and sharing them. Furthermore, it is the process of their creation and the deployment of creativity itself that are changing.
It is crucial that we provide ourselves with the means to play a part in this change. Hence, the engineer, the researcher and the artist must be involved in it together. And since new technologies open such new outlooks, the domains of technological invention, scientific discovery and artistic creation must be able to converge in a same point, within a same ‘workshop’, and why not be embodied within a same person.