Dear fellow computer artists
Thank you for your interest in this posting.
Currently I am conducting a survey of the views of computer
artists on a number of issues relating to computer art as
part of my studies in art and computing.
I am interested in receiving your views on the following
questions and in particular questions 1 & 2. Your online
response to these and any other related issues would be most
1. Has the use of a computer enhanced or inhibited your
IF IT HAS ENHANCED YOUR ART MAKING:
In what way is the computer conducive to `Art Making'? Is it
the medium's versatility or the productive power of the
software? Does the medium enable you to do what other mediums
IF IT HAS INHIBITED YOUR ART MAKING
Is it the software`s tendency to impose certain characteristics
on your work? Could you suggest any improvements to current
software to overcome this tendency. In what other ways do you
2. What do you consider the computer's role to be in the
creative process? Do you, for example, consider it a tool, and
that alone, or does it also stimulate the creative process for you?
3. Some writers/artists are suggesting that the only way that
computer art will make a significant contribution to mainstream
art will be by the unique visual and manipulative qualities that
are possible through this new medium. Hard copycomputer art work
hung on a wall really doesn't `break any new ice'. Do you agree
with this, and if so, what aspect of this medium do you see as
4. There is very little computer art being purchased by public
galleries. Do you think this is because it is too early in the
development of computer art to expect any significant works of
art in this new medium or do you think that, like most new art
movements and new media, computer art is ahead of its time and
that we cannot expect it to gain immediate and general acceptance?
5. Where do you think computer art is heading? Computers have had
a major influence on most other aspects of life and certainly in
graphic `art' for television and the film industry. Will it have
a major impact in the `fine arts'?
SOME PERSONAL DETAILS
6. Are you a practicing computer artist?
7. Could you give some brief details of the hardware and software
systems you use and an overview of your current computer art work?
Looking forward to receiving your response.
James Strong - South Australia - Ja...@TAFE.SA.edu.au