Thee combination of art and technology is not new. The cross disciplinary work of Leonardo da Vinci, and the mechanically engineered spectacles of Renaissance and Baroque culture are useful early examples of art and advanced technology. Art and technological ideas did not depart until the Industrial Revolution, when artists began to refuse the values of an urbanized society, authorship and the natural world. The resulting split widened so significantly that when, a century later, Marinetti published his Futurist Manifesto in 1909, offering the production of art and machine to revitalize society.
Technological advances have made art available to more people throughout history. The printing press, radio, and television became accessible to a wider audience, and the Internet seems to be the natural next step in this progression of art-distribution technologies. Although the Internet is currently available to only a relatively small portion of the world p