The Computer: A Tool for Thought-Experiments

  title={The Computer: A Tool for Thought-Experiments},
  author={Frank Dietrich},
  pages={315 - 325}
Trajectories into the future of art are projected by investigating the basic question, How does computer art differ from traditional art? The author proposes that the computer as a symbol-processing machine is capable of simulating mental acts similar to the creative activity that is embodied in a work of traditional art. Therefore, the computer artist becomes empowered not only to craft a particular art object with the computer but also to design an art subject in the form of a digital system… 
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    2011 Second International Conference on Culture and Computing
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    Creativity & Cognition
  • 2002
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