The Arts and Entertainment industry is buzzing. As our world continues to move forward and modernize throughout the 21st century, this industry has yet to fall behind- mostly through immense digitization. What we now call the world of Arts and Entertainment has not always been what is presented in front of us.
The Arts and Entertainment industry is a compilation of many different mediums and products. To be considered part of the Arts and Entertainment industry means to provide and meet the cultural, entertainment, and recreational interests of humans. This involves things such as live performances, events, and exhibits – all intended for the public viewing. Additionally, something that is part of the Arts and Entertainment industry could be objects that represent historical or educational interest. This is just scratching the surface; all of the pieces that make up the Arts and Entertainment industry goes into much more depth and detail.
The technology we live with today is high quality and absolutely phenomenal; it is nothing that this world has ever seen before. Artists have taken advantage of this technology to push the barriers of their imagination and creations. With this, there are many different ways to see how the world of Art and Entertainment have gone digital. We have been introduced to mechanisms such as 3-Dimensional (3D) art and printers, virtual reality, high definition video games, computer graphics, and so much more. Editing applications such as Photoshop have allowed artists to create pieces that they once never thought possible. Through keeping up with the times and adapting to the new technology our world produces, Arts and Entertainment is constantly evolving and updating.
Many people have been impacted and affected by the digitization of the Arts and Entertainment industry. Artists, however, have been impacted the most. One reason this is true is because of our unlimited access to computers and the internet. With this, artists are able to publish and post their creations online to be seen by people all over the world. This allows patrons to witness, or even purchase, a vast amount of artwork and creations. Artists are exponentially gaining popularity and accessibility, something that was never possible before the internet was created. Moreover, artists are now able to go beyond limits they never knew existed. New techniques and crafts have been introduced to the world. For example, artists can now “paint” on an iPad just as well as they can paint on a canvas with a paintbrush. Artists can now connect with each other online, build off of each others’ ideas, and expand their horizons.
Digital technology has helped artists, and all humans, to enhance creative processes towards paths that have yet to be explored. Humans have the ability to express themselves through painting, drawing, sculpting, music, poetry, live performances, and more. Technology acts as a right-hand man to the Arts and Entertainment industry, allowing people to achieve greatness and explore things that were once unimaginable.