Tracking Video Art: “Image Processing” as a Genre

  title={Tracking Video Art: “Image Processing” as a Genre},
  author={L. Furlong},
  journal={Art Journal},
Video wallpaper … special effects … computer art … high-tech video … image synthesis … image manipulation … image processing—these are some of the terms that have been used to describe a type of video produced by artists who have been experimenting since the late 1960s with electronic imaging tools. None of these terms are particularly useful: they are too general or too specific, or they fall prey to the kind of value judgments and myths associated with “mindless,” “impersonal” technology. 

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