Computer Art Tutorials Index


“One way of regarding the application of the computer in the realm of art is to see it as part of the technological revolution that is transforming all departments of modern life, including those least concerned with technical production processes.

There is no doubt that some phases of art-creating processes can be mechanized and automated. If we set aside the mystic aura, the essential task in producing a work of art consists in designing a composition from basic elements -- shapes, sounds, or words. The sole condition that these elements must satisfy is that they have to be visually or aurally perceptible.”

Herbert W. Franke, Computers and Visual Art,
Leonardo, Vol. 4, No. 4 (Autumn, 1971), pp. 331-338