Pioneers of Digital Art

Moderated by Ed Kramer and Bonnie Mitchell
Event Date/Time:
Friday, October 28, 2022 /4PM EDT

Proposal Submission Deadline:
October 7, 2022 /11:59PM EDT

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Session Description 

From the earliest days of computing, a special breed of technically-savvy artists used the computer to create works intended to be recognized as art. Their artwork was meant to be appreciated not only for technical achievement, but as works with innate aesthetic value.

This SPARKS features artists who worked in the 1960’s, 1970’s, and 1980’s who will share their experiences working in a time where software had to be developed and expensive specialized hardware had to be accessed from research labs. These artists were pioneers, inventing new directions despite the resistance of the art and technical communities. From algorithmic art to animation, video and interactive art, these artists legitimized the use of the computer as another tool in the artistic grab-bag of techniques.