Here’s a partially formed idea for you, lets see how much we lose in its translation from my mind, to this blog, to your mind:
To communicate with an audience through art, we take our ideas, and translate them with a visual language of icons and metaphors etc through whatever medium we prefer. The viewer will then (hopefully) understand the artist’s message by ‘decoding’ the visual language employed, and the context in which they were used. Here we see that a successful, but certainly not always lossless, transaction of thought has taken place through a creative act.
The success of the creative act is dependant on the translation of the artist’s concious thoughts into a tangible entity.
So, if our conciousness is nothing more than an elaborate series of electrical connections over time, and digital art is also an elaborate series of electrical connections, communicated to a viewer over time, it may be logical to suppose that:
Through digital technology, we can hypothetically create a ‘perfect artwork’, with lossless cognitive translation between artist and audience