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November 4. 2019; The Intersection Between Art and Technology

As the semester comes to a close, the time to register for next semester's classes swiftly closes in. No other period in college life brings with it quite the same feelings of uncertainty, existential dread, and hopefully some excitement. This semesters registration period marks an important anniversary of sorts for me personally. It has been just about a year since I've chosen to pursue computer science as my major, and I am glad to say that I am extraordinarily happy with my choice! I can't believe I've gone as long as I have without engaging in this rich subject matter and field of study, but I'm incredibly glad to get to do so now. However, as I continue to evolve as a student, so do my goals, intentions, and ambitions. I thought that now would be an excellent time for me to truly ask myself, "I like studying computer science, but what do I want to do with it?" As I began to ponder this question more and more, the answer began to elucidate itself. The direction best suited to my goals as a comp sci student lie in the intersection of art and technology. I've always been interested in artistic expression, and loved any opportunity that I had to be creative, not only as a problem solver, but also for the sake of being creative. I've mostly engaged with this aspect of my self through music, but have been finding myself more and more interested in producing different works, particularly in mediums that place more emphasis on individual expression of ideas. I think information technology has been wildly under-explored as one of these mediums. Most artwork produced with technology in our age are simply augmented forms of traditional mediums. On the other hand, I would like to explore the usage of technology as art, not just to produce art. I still have a lot to explore in this capacity, but I've elected to take a class on community art development alongside my traditional computer science courses this semester in order to explore these ideas further. I'm excited to see where these explorations take me! You can find any and all work I produce right here on my website.