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software art

Artwork created from algorithms written in software code. Although many software art examples look like abstract paintings created with oils or acrylic paint, they are the result of computations only. See electronic art, ASCII art, Internet art and microchip art.


Software Art
These images were not painted. They were generated entirely from software code by these software artists. (Images courtesy of LISA: Leaders in Software and Art, www.softwareandart.com)
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Sacks sells both passive and interactive software art on CDs in editions ranging from 10 to 200 for $300 to $1,000.
Main features: the market has to describe the technical details of the services regarding the acquisition of management software Art works by the Department of Seine-et-Marne, maintenance and additional services.
Simon Jr.'s exhibition "Outside In: Ten Years of Software Art," seems to be an explosion of the guts of the machine.
The objectives to be pursued by this provision are listed below - Ensure updating, management and periodic maintenance of the system hardware and software art. 2 Special specifications for tender,- Consolidate the systems currently in use in the company adapting to the new requirements,- Increase the penetration of the computer tool in business activities,- Ensure the timely improvement of functionality and performance,- Provide support services to users.
In a recent manifesto, new-media critic Lev Manovich celebrates the "new modernism of data visualizations, vector nets, pixel-thin grids and arrows" in software art. And, this past summer, curator Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev mounted an international group exhibition in Turin polemically titled "The Moderns," featuring work by a generation of visual artists, most born in the 1960s, who reanimate modernist practices for a digital age.
In Radical Software art and activism were shown to be formally equivalent on account of their shared practice of feedback.
Data visualization, hypertext narrative, software art, alternative browsers, and games--adjunct curator of new media art Christiane Paul's Biennial roundup casts the Net wide, despite its modest (ten-work) size.
TRANSMEDIALE (WWW.TRANSMEDIALE.DE), a media-art festival and competition that takes place in Berlin this month, is introducing a new category devoted to software art. As a judge of that part of the competition (along with Florian Cramer, a lecturer in comparative literature at Freie Universitat Berlin, and Ulrike Gabriel, a media artist, and with the guidance of artistic director Andreas Broeckmann), I was most interested in artists who had trained on computers in art school, outgrown commercial applications, and turned to writing their own code.
Look closely and you might see Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston working on VisiCalc, cramming its code into an Apple II, and forming Software Arts Corporation.
In fact, the Supreme Court's decision in Alice, and its predecessor cases such as Benson and Flook, highlighted the difficulties associated with functional claiming, particularly in the software arts. The recent Alice decision confirmed that claims drawn to mathematical algorithms constitute patent ineligible, abstract ideas.

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