Aims and Introduction
Discussion with Wolfgang Lieser on [DAM], its aims of gaining a broader understanding and acceptance of digital media, and the new d.velop digital art award [ddaa].
This is an archive of the Digital Art Museum for historical reference.
Digital Art Museum aims to become the world's leading online resource for the history and practice of digital fine art.
Relaunch of the new website in 2009: www.dam.org
It exhibits the work of leading Artists in this field since 1956. [DAM] is an on-line museum with a comprehensive exhibition of Digital Art supported by a wide range of background information including biographies, articles, a bibliography and interviews.
[DAM] also includes an Essays section with articles by artists and theorists specially selected to place the works in context (many of them by special arrangement with Leonardo journal). A History section lists key events and technologies in date order.
[DAM] is intended for the enjoyment of all visitors, curators and collectors, scholars of art, and for an emerging generation of digital artists wishing to understand a 50-year heritage of innovation and experimentation.
Phase 1: 1956 - 1986
Phase 2: 1986 - 1996
The Paintbox Era
Phase 3: 1996 - 2006
The Multimedia Era
This stage of the development of [DAM], supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Board of Great Britain (AHRB), has focussed on the Pioneers of Phase I, in order to create the historical underpinning of the discipline.