From Fingers to Digits: Towards a New Aesthetic

Date

2019

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Volume Title

Publisher

MIT Press

Type

Book

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

This book is about computer art, and its relations to art of a more traditional kind. Specifically, the book focuses on generative art, in its various forms, but particularly on art where the artists use programming, computer code, as a significant element of their work. We also deal with the context of such art, so some chapters consider much of what is often called ‘digital art’, but the focus remains on the generative. Much has been written about digital art in general and we do not repeat what is easily read elsewhere except where understanding the context requires it/ At the core of computing is software; computer programming; code. Perhaps rather strangely, that the role of code in computer art has received relatively little attention and hence is our primary focus. We aim to indicate important continuities, as well as the many exciting differences.

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Keywords

Computer, Art, Philosophy, History

Citation

Boden, M. A., and Edmonds, E. A. (2019) From Fingers to Digits: Towards a New Aesthetic. MIT Press, Cambridge MA

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Research Institute

Institute of Creative Technologies (IOCT)
Institute of Art and Design