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Computer art

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This computer generated image was created using the program Sterling Fractal, which uses a fractal to 'seed' the colouring algorithms and filters.

Computer art is any art in which computers played a role in production or display of the artwork.

Computer art is by nature evolutionary, it relies on rapid changes in technology and software for the substance of its creative work. With so many traditional disciplines integrating digital technologies, the lines between traditional works of art and new media works created by computers continue to blur. Defining computer art by its end product proves to be quite difficult, the finished work can exist as an image, sound, animation, video, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, Web site, algorithm, performance or gallery installation. The only true definition of computer generated art can be found with the creator, a person who in fact uses the computer as his or her primary tool.

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