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Re: primary art and computers

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taylorh (taylorh)
Fri, 24 Jul 1998 19:12:55 -0700 (MST)

> katie allen wrote:
> > I was talking to an artist who uses computer programs to create
> > artworks, he said that the real 'cutting edge' computer artists are the
> > one's that program the computer to do the artwork rather than the ones
> > who just use the ready made tools on the readymade program. What do you
> > think of this?

Michael Keller wrote:

> That may have been true ten years ago, but that was also when "computer art"
> looked like it was made on the computer. Sort of like the early days of the
> synthesizer. Now it's more valuable if the art looks like it's done by a
> human.

Henry chimes in:

Hmmmmmmm. And I just spent the past few nights with a new genetic
algorithm paint program. Last night I churned out 1700+ images "breeding"
landscapes... desertscapes, seascapes and sunsets... out of a program
designed more for abstracts.