Book — x, 375 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
A taxonomy of computer art
Explaining the ineffable
Art appreciation and creative skills
Can evolutionary art provide radical novelty?
Collingwood, emotion, and computer art
The gothic and computer art
Computer art and the art world
Formal ways of making art: code as an answer to a dream
Programming as art
Diversities of interaction
Correspondences: uniting image and sound
Diversities of engagement
Conversations with computer artists.
Essays on computer art and its relation to more traditional art, by a pioneering practitioner and a philosopher of artificial intelligence. In From Fingers to Digits, a practicing artist and a philosopher examine computer art and how it has been both accepted and rejected by the mainstream art world. In a series of essays, Margaret Boden, a philosopher and expert in artificial intelligence, and Ernest Edmonds, a pioneering and internationally recognized computer artist, grapple with key questions about the aesthetics of computer art. Other modern technologies-photography and film-have been accepted by critics as ways of doing art. Does the use of computers compromise computer art's aesthetic credentials in ways that the use of cameras does not? Is writing a computer program equivalent to painting with a brush? Essays by Boden identify types of computer art, describe the study of creativity in AI, and explore links between computer art and traditional views in philosophical aesthetics. Essays by Edmonds offer a practitioner's perspective, considering, among other things, how the experience of creating computer art compares to that of traditional art making. Finally, the book presents interviews in which contemporary computer artists offer a wide range of comments on the issues raised in Boden's and Edmonds's essays. (source: Nielsen Book Data)