Throughout history technology has influenced art in different ways. It was used as a medium, like photography and movies. It is also used as an enhancer, like photoshop and video editing. Technology is also featured in art, with paintings of phones and street lamps. As technology progresses, it becomes easier for all people to use it. The biggest example for most millenials, including myself, used microsoft paint at one point to make their own art.
Computers have influenced art in a very profound way. The internet is the biggest factor of this, but it is not the only thing you can do on a computer for art. The biggest example that I can think of, and that I personally use is microsoft paint. I would spend hours on paint making circles and coloring them in different colors to make an abstract painting. Another example of non-internet art is photoshop and photo editing. It is very common for people to take their photos and change them to black and white or putting another filter on it. It also used to be a fun past-time to photoshop celebrities into pictures and onto funny backgrounds.
The internet is a big proponent of making art more tangible for the public. Now people can look up famous artists from the past and present. With a quick Google search one can find out the personal information and art styles of famous artists throughout time. This means that art can now be seen in more places than just a museum. Schools take advantage of this when teaching students about art. Now they can pull up photos and video tours of large and expensive museums that they can not afford to take their students to.
Social media in particular allows people to be more creative themselves. It creates a forum for people to express themselves by posting their art online. Whether that be art that they did not create using technology, like drawings, or art created by technology, like photos. Social media also allows people to learn how to create art. The biggest example of this is Pinterest, where there are thousands of DIY art projects for whatever you could possibly need. Youtube also has a lot of DIY content for people to learn whatever they need. I personally use Pinterest on a regular basis for DIY ideas and art projects.
Overall technology, computers specifically, have made art more accessible to the public. This has helped make people more creative and learn more about art technique and art history. The internet pushes people to explore their creative sides and to try new things that they never thought they could do before.