Digital Art Museum
Frank Dietrich    

Visual Intelligence: The First Decade of Computer Art (1965-1975)

Frank Dietrich (artist, media researcher), University of Utah Department of Communication, Salt Lake City UT 84112, U.S.A.

The author traces developments in computer art worldwide from 1965, when scientists held the first computer art exhibitions, and through succeeding periods in which artists collaborated with scientists to create computer programs for artistic purposes. The end of the first decade of computer art was marked by economic, technological and programming advances that allowed artists more direct access to computers, high quality images and virtually unlimited colour choices.

This paper is published in Leonardo, Vol.19, No. 2, pp. 159-169, 1986.