>> >Computers, to me, while a valuable tool, are just that, another tool. >> >But will never replace the sensual magic that working with materials has >> >to a human being. >> > >> >We are essentially married to the medium we choose as artists, and yes, >> >there will be artists who feel connected to their computers, no doubt. >> >But I think trying to justify our existance based on our ability to >> >incorporate computers is desperate.
This sounds uncomfortably like the arguments used against accepting
photography as "valid" art. There was a time in the past when the mediums
available to artists were limited to those things which we could get dirty
using. Then time past and the camera emerged - do *you* want to tell
Eisenstadt that he isn't an artist? Now more time passes and the computer
has become a viable medium of artistic self expression - it would now be
possible for Eisenstadt to take his photos and run them through Photoshop
to come up with something entirely different- something that matches even
more , the creative vision in his mind. To quote my son - how you gonna
*tell* me, that ain't art?