The term “Computer Art” means very little. It is almost as imprecise as referring to “drawings on paper”. One could talk of “digital art”, but that would exclude all the early computer artists such as John Whitney and Ben Laposky who worked with analogue computers. Indeed, if one stretched the definition of “digital”, it could refer to any medium where the image was contained within a discrete sequence of instructions.
- Why use the term ‘Computer Art’?
- Metaphors as a basis for understanding technology
- Limitations of the term ‘computer art’
- Previous attempts to define Computer Art
- Definitions based on procedure
- The computer’s role in fine art
- Distinguishing “art” from “graphics” part 1 and part 2
- A functional difference between ‘art’ and ‘graphics’