Art on the Divide Line: Experiments in Art and Technology in India and Latin America


  • Reynaldo Thompson
  • Tirtha Mukhopadhyay



Art, technology, India, Latin-America, AI


In this paper, we discuss the causes of regional variations in electronic art. Mapping regional achievements in electronic art requires understanding of resources of education and advancement of engineering in locations of economically productive cultures. If we think of development of algorithm as the driving cause of innovations in electronic media art we shall find that more regional niches are not lagging far behind – at least not in alternative market locations like India, or even China, although results are not so encouraging in Africa and the Eurasian countries.


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Author Biographies

Reynaldo Thompson

Studied architecture at the University of Guanajuato and at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona. In The University of Texas at Dallas he obtained the Doctoral degree in aesthetic studies under the direction of Doctor Richard Brettell. He has participated in different exhibitions both individual and collective and conducted shows in Mexico and abroad. He served as director of the Department of Art and Business of the University of Guanajuato and is currently focused on researching art, science and technology in Latin America.

Tirtha Mukhopadhyay

PhD is Professor of Art and Enterprise at Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico. He is multi-disciplinary scholar who taught at Presidency University of India (1996-2000), University of Calcutta (2000 -2016) and at University of Texas at Dallas from 2002 to 2005, before migrating to Mexico. He was Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellow at the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA from 2013-2014. His publications include books like ‘Affective States in Art’ (Proquest-UMI) ‘Cezanne to Picasso’ (Calcutta University Press, India) and more than 50 articles on creativity, cognition and aesthetics, digital art, visual anthropology and literature, that were published from reputed publishers like OUP, IOS Press, MIT and Atelier-Etno. Mukhopadhyay is also a poet in the Bengali language. He is the Chief Editor of an indexed interdisciplinary journal called ‘Rupkatha’ since 2009.


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How to Cite

Thompson, R., & Mukhopadhyay, T. (2022). Art on the Divide Line: Experiments in Art and Technology in India and Latin America. DAT Journal, 7(1), 89–101.