Science and technology has transformed the humanities through the development of digital media . In art history, in particular, it has created enormous opportunities related to visual culture. This essay will look at digital history and new media and the effects that they are having on the world of art.
With the rise of the digital age, museums and other cultural establishments have started to reinterpret their mission, creating websites that help them to expand their reach and attract new users who might never set foot in the buildings that house the materials. One can now, after all, view the greatest cultural treasures of the world without leaving home, as a computer with an Internet connection takes the place of traveling to museums and archives hundreds or thousands of miles away.
1. Cathy Davidson, Humanities 2.0: Promise, Perils, Predictions
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