Technology is just a tool. Although digital technology is implied by this call (Drawing and Technology), I would say that mechanical technology still bears investigation in relation to drawing.
If digital translates into virtual space and electronic tools – possibilities for the future - mechanical technology equates with real space and physical tools, and carries a lot of baggage from the past. The industrial revolution is based on machines completing physical tasks more cheaply and speedily through progressive deskilling. Although deskilling is and was used by small artisans, it reaches its peak in factory production.
My interest is in deskilling as a concept and a process, and as a means to appropriately represent contemporary concerns.