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digital art,

contemporary art in which computer technology is used in a wide variety of ways to make distinctive works. Digital art was pioneered in the 1970s but only came into its own as a viable art form with the widespread availability of computers, appropriate software, video equipment, sound mixers, and digital cameras toward the end of the 20th cent. and the subsequent development of increasingly sophisticated digital tools. A boundary-shattering style, digital art can combine and transform such elements as painting, filmmaking, photography, digital design, video, installation art, sculpture, animation, and sound.

Presented on video screens, digital works may be created of abstract or figurative forms in the artists' choice of millions of shades of color, and may be manipulated so that the images appear, combine, morph, and/or disappear. Digital art also includes works, many of them interactive, made to be viewed on the World Wide WebWorld Wide Web
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. Sculpture, too, can be a digital art as a result of rapid prototyping, a technique that "prints out" three-dimensional forms from computer-designed models. Contemporary digital works range from the shimmering and transforming video paintings of Jeremy Blake to the computer-modified imagery of Carl Fudge's screenprints, the shifting geometric panels of John F. Simon, Jr., and the participatory audiovisual worlds of Janet Cardiff. Among the many other artists involved in the movement, each with his or her own approach to the seemingly infinite possibilities of digital art, are Jim Campbell, Leah Gilliam, Robert Lazzarini, Jim O'Rourke, Paul Pfeiffer, Marina Rosenfeld, Elliott Sharp, Diana Thater, Inez van Lamsweerde, and Adrianne Wortzel.

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electronic art

An umbrella term for artistic endeavors aided by computer, either entirely or in part. Also called "computer art," "digital art," "multimedia art" and "new media art." The electronic artist may employ computer graphics, animation, sound and lighting effects, robotic devices and even include people in the presentation. Although the creations are as varied as human imagination, the term does not refer to creating an image entirely in a computer-based drawing, paint or CAD program. For more information, visit the International Symposium for the Electronic Arts (www.isea-web.org), ARS ELECTRONICA (www.aec.at) and Real Time Arts (www.realtimearts.net). See computer-generated imagery, software art, ASCII art, microchip art, Internet art, paint program, drawing program and CAD.
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"When I left university I couldn't afford the equipment I needed to produce good digital artwork. Whilst I was saving up I rediscovered my love of drawing and now prefer to use pencils, pens and ink," she says.
Before you make your own digital artwork, it might be a good idea to look at some of the others that have already been created.
The letters, as well as the Michif words and their translations, are situated across the page from Flett's pencil and ink, acrylic, watercolour and digital artwork. Her exquisite illustrations consist of dark silhouettes imposed upon a white or muted background.
Citrus Suite, based in Liverpool city centre, is creating its own video games and is working on iPhone apps and digital artwork for other companies.
One tent well worth a visit is the arts and crafts tent, where you can contribute to a huge digital artwork.
The process can be incorporated in digital holograms by running Digimarc's software on the digital artwork, or for a classic 3D hologram a Digimarc screen can be produced to incorporate into the transfer hologram (H2).
Oceanside, CA, February 03, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Dionisio Ceballos, noted chief artist for the legendary Miramax film Frida, as well as an Emmy award winner for his digital artwork as an animator, is Southern California's newest Mexican muralist.
They include Noisestra, the orchestra of vinyl-spinning DJs or turntablists, and Trigger Shift, an interactive digital artwork created by hacking (legally) into X-Box Kinect computer software.
Christina Leist's digital artwork depicts the landscape from a child's point of view.
The ambassadors attended the opening of of the museum's current exhibition last week, which features digital artwork by young British artist Sumit Sarkar of a futuristic vision of the Hindu Gods.
"We were approached a really long time ago right at the beginning of the process when we were asked to become involved in curating the digital artwork at the top of the Rotunda.
While recovering from a heart attack three years ago Ken Walters, 51, from Ormskirk, created digital artwork which he describes as "modern abstract."

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