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Robby57

I came across this article when researching software art, thought some of you might be interested to read it.

https://www.uoc.edu/artnodes/espai/eng/art/diskussion_softwareart0902/diskussion_softwareart0902.html

ChrisTenone

Yeah, I don't know. They're still arguing about whether photography is art or not. The argument against is that a machine does it. What's that say about software?
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brucesarduino

*I've been a judge at Transmediale and I know Lozano-Hemmer and Levin and Stocker and Cramer and, well, pretty much all of 'em, actually.  I'm pretty sure they'd be real-deal art world guys even if they were using ketchup and sugar packets instead of any "software."

*Check out this art gallery that actually SELLS media art.  Here is, like, "Lia," 100% software artist.

https://www.seditionart.com/lia

*She's got 158 collectors paying for her stuff and a list of exhibitions as long as your arm.  I dunno about you, but that looks pretty arty to me.  I own her software art myself.  I got it on display in my house.

cossoft

Yeah, I don't know. They're still arguing about whether photography is art or not. The argument against is that a machine does it. What's that say about software?
I apply a very simple rule to these situations.  As a computer programmer, can you do THAT?  I can't and I bet no other software engineer can.  He can write the code of course, but it will require an artist to tell him what the code should do.  Ergo, it's art.

Further example.  There are no artists that can manufacture "The Angel of the North".  It requires specialist steel fabrication and welding, and a civil engineering contractor to ensure that it remains upright.  Yet the sane consensus is that the sculpture is art of the highest order.

Same with photography. A camera is just a tool akin to a brush.

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