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Generatywne początki sztuki cyfrowej
Generative Beginnings of Digital Art

Author(s): Marcin Składanek
Subject(s): Visual Arts, Social Informatics, Sociology of Culture
Published by: Akademia Sztuk Pięknych im. Eugeniusza Gepperta we Wrocławiu
Keywords: the history of digital art; generative art; creative coding; third culture;

Summary/Abstract: The art of algorithmic code (today considered as generative art) started in the 1960’s and is the first form of computer art. When we look at the first two decades of its existence, its contemporary reception and assessments, we clearly can see that the road leading to modern recognition of the first manifestations of computer art as an avant-garde of digital culture was long and not easy at all. The process of its taming and adaptation to the domain was primarily connected with two dimensions of fundamental importance for creative coding - first, calculation, automated and semi-autonomous process; and secondly – critical synthesis of the third-cultural turn of orientation of art and progressive orientation of techno-scientific paradigm.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 1 (22)
  • Page Range: 56-69
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish