Rethinking the Dissension between Software and Generative Art

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De Souza, Pauline 2010. Rethinking the Dissension between Software and Generative Art. The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society. 6 (5), pp. 13-26.
AuthorsDe Souza, Pauline
Abstract

Definitions of software art and generative art have changed in the last ten years. This is because artists using the computer to create artworks and critics writing about their work have created invented categories to understand what is happening. It has been argued by some critics that there is no relationship between software and generative art. However, there are some critics who state that generative art has replaced software art, and that software art no longer exists. Yet, from a different perspective some critics argued that software does still exist but in a different form. This essay looks at the definitions of software art and generative art. It aims to show the relationship between software and generative art, including the differences between the two art forms.

Keywordssoftware art; artistic practise; generative art; software based artworks; media art; Experimental software
JournalThe International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society
Journal citation6 (5), pp. 13-26
ISSN1832-3669
Year2010
Accepted author manuscript
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CC BY-ND
Web address (URL)http://ijt.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.42/prod.714
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/1008
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Print2010
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Deposited29 Oct 2010
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De Souza, P. (2010) ‘Rethinking the Dissension between Software and Generative Art’ The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society 6 (5) pp.13-26..

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