ART: ...and Computers.

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Subject: Computers and art
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New technologies have always impacted the arts, causing fundamental
changes in direction. But rarely (if ever) do these changes occur
outside the artistic traditions. In music the development of the modern
piano (cast iron frame, wire stings, pedals) was a result of technological
advancements of the industrial revolution. This new technology offered
composers new possibilities for creating art. The electronic revolution
in music seems to be far ahead of "computer art" and many of these
questions have been dealt with already. Any new technology offers new
opportunities for creative work. Old problems are solved and even new
problems, which never arose before, will find solutions in this new
technology. The art, however, is not in the bits & bytes; the art is the
mind of artist. How the artist uses the tools is significant and may
lead to new "classifications" of art. But behind all great art are great
minds. The expressive quality of the art must transcend the medium.

Henry Rinne
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