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Essay on the Aesthetics of Electronic Painting

story © Michael Betancourt | published April 17, 2005 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  


This paper focuses on kinetic abstraction as a painting expression appropriate to computing. It begins by describing the futuristic ambitions of early twentieth-century painters to create movement. The way in which the forms of computing fulfills those ambitions is substantiated by comparing the two kinds of art. The third section presents some of the artists who program paintings.


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