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Factors in the Computer’s Artistic Usage

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The computer technique employed by each artist is not necessarily the same as their own personal artistic technique. However, their understanding of the computer’s artistic nature informs their approach to creating images. The artistic use of the computer involves the following factors:

The issue of what constitutes the “art” is bound up with the nature of the artist’s interaction, or collaboration, with the computer. Some artists prefer the visual directness of using the computer as an extended tool or virtual canvas. They prefer the computer to be a part of the artistic process rather than an end in itself. But other artists favour the conceptual directness of programming and specifying the development of images.