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Art History 103bLisa UddinNovember 14, 2013Technological Determinism in Art Historical terms is how technology develops, furthersand expands art. It is therefore how technology affects art and the subsequent causation thatfollows. An interesting facet to Technological Realism, only intrinsic to its art historicalinterpretation, is its lack of a retrospective lens. Its focus and change has only been force in thelast 50 years due to the speed of technological advancement since that time. Its recent influenceleads the term to be associated more so with the Visual Cultural Studies and Contemporary Art,giving the term a modern connotation. The term is typically used in conjunction with any stylespost the mid 20thcentury.Technological Determinism’s implications in the Art world are best understood whenlooking at the Mona Lisa. The Mona Lisa is colloquially regarded as the pinnacle of Art. Itsgrandeur, perfection and awe all contribute to what is ultimately its inexplicable power. Yet the

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