With so many new kinds of hardware and software available, we thought it would be useful to see how they can help you. Some can directly impact on what you make, others will help you present your work in sophisticated ways. There is also technology that can help you with certain kinds of learning, such as researching or documenting your progress. Many programs cost money, but there are increasingly free versions that offer alternatives and friendly methods of production. This section explores technology within all areas of art and design.