History of Computer Art

June 11, 2015 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
AS220 Media Arts
Lucie Way
Providence, RI 02903
Chris Anderson
401-831-9327 x202

 Thursdays, June 11, 18, 25 6:30-8:30pm
with Alen Riley (and Beer)

Digital interfaces and networks are both a physical infrastructure and way of life, but how did it get this way? Over the course of three weeks, we will discuss examples of art made with and about computers from the 1940s to the 2010s including algorithmic plotter drawings, early computer graphics, electronic music, kinetic sculpture, virtual reality, video art, performance art, conceptual art, and net art. We will also study documentation of the early Internet and graphic user interface prototypes to form a better understanding of contemporary Internet culture.

We imagine this workshop being a fun and casual seminar! We will watch really cool videos that will hopefully surprise people and change their perception of the computers/phones/whatevers they use everyday. We even encourage bringing in some drinks and snacks!