A very big part. I use a digital camera and computers (Mac mainly) for all of my work. Using programs like Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom are important for editing.
Technology plays a big role in my creative process. A lot of the inspiration I get is from things that I happen to see while on the internet. Whether it is photographs, other artist's work, advertisements, etc., the internet influences my ideas quite frequently. I also listen to a lot of music while creating my art. There always has to be some sort of song playing in the background to drown out the outside world, so that I am in full focus with my art.
I always use the computer to color and shade my work. I sometimes ink digitally. My animations in Flash are created 100% digitally.
I use my laptop and camera for most of my research and ideas. Especially when in need of images. Without the two my work wouldn't be what it is.
Really, it depends. Like, if I need visual aid, a historical reference, even the personality of an actor that I am using in my mind to portray a character in my writing... its there mostly as reference. Yet, occasionally, I do like going on fashion and home interior blogs and websites of musical artists for inspiration. So, it can be used as a tool for reference and inspiration.
I believe that my art work feeds off of the affects of the fast evolving technologies. The war's increasingly dangerous and innovative weapons, the online media's ability to speed of the sharing of ideas and globalization, and the new markets being born all impact the way we react socially, and economically.
Well, some of the best photography and artwork is seen online.
I need some machines to work with so welding- and cuttingmachines. For the rest I only work with recycling metal.
I view technology as a system involving the following terms (with in no particular order): perception, conditioning, problem solving, concept, idea, values, functionality, purposefulness, knowledge, experience, thought, objectives, currency, economy, procreation/proliferation, evolution (this list is by no means exhaustive). That is to say, that my work is heavily invested in the plurality of interpretations and meanings cloaking the idea of technology. Ultimately it's a social and cultural tactic, embodying through its intended application (which ultimately is a confluence of knowledge and desire) a range of cultural values particular to the society in which it is developed. My practice seeks to address these broader connections to the context in which humans and their environment co-relate. In this regard, technology plays a central role in not only my creative process, but practice, or praxis.
I enjoy the art of film, I'm really into history, I get visual stimulation from technology.
technology plays an ever larger role in the research of my projects. It play a much smaller part of the actual "making" of my work.