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Computers and Art presents insightful views at the use of the pc as a device for artists. The methods taken differ from its old, philosophical and useful implications to using computing device know-how in artwork perform. The members comprise an paintings critic, an educator, a training artist and a researcher. Mealing seems on the strength for destiny advancements within the box, either the creative and the computational features of the field.

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31 Computers & Art Second Edition At present, relatively few artists design or write programs, but as more intuitive, visually-oriented programming languages become available this could change, enabling more of them to contribute to the growing body of explicit drawing knowledge. This knowledge, in turn, could facilitate the development of more ‘intelligent’ support systems and, more importantly, might bring us closer to an understanding of what it is that makes one artist different from another.

In this way Rose’s development parallels that of a child between the ages of 18 months and five years (Rose, however, was developed in five months not five years). Unlike a child, Rose did not learn how to draw; Rose was programmed. This does not mean that Rose’s drawings have not been surprising and unpredictable. The complexity and undeterministic nature of the processes modelled means that it is impossible fully to anticipate their results. This is one reason why implementation in an active medium is so instructive.

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