Technology is definitely the scout, but artist are the oracle giving meaning to what is being discovered and we tend to be less progressive and more into reminding people about the big meta-narrative that we have been walking out.
There is some imagery that we can’t seem to shake. That’s not true about materials, though some stick around for a while, they often are replaced by new methods of production or the adaptation of something else made for different intentions. Theotokos is Greek for the God-bearer.