use digital tools were invited to show work that highlights the contribution
of computers to art and design. The specific goal of the exhibition is
to demonstrate the inherent educational component of computer assisted
artwork. The variety of media and uses for media that arrived on the exhibition
floor easily illustrates how technology can provide new tools for use
in many creative practices.
The value of this Digital Insight is presented through three
primary methods. First, through artwork that uses a computer to incorporate
unique learning processes or innovations to realize a new or progressive
concept. Second, by presenting digital design methods that show how the
mind of man unites with strengths of the computer to produce distinct
ideas, designs and products. Thirdly, by presenting interactive digital
programs whose primary function is to teach or present ideas in innovative
Computers provide to us a learning experience beyond most other tools.
The process of information input and retrieval is a mirror of our minds.
Computers assist our tendency to try many tools to achieve a goal, but
even more so, they are reflections of all the formulation, logic and problem
solving of many hundreds, if not thousands of dedicated humans over long
periods of time. When we use software we are employing years of research,
innumerable brainstorming sessions, and lifetimes of experience and training.
Computers teach us new ways to think and tend to uncover connections and
methods for combining tools that were previously inconceivable.
of art and design work shows the impact of the computer on human expression
from the very subtle to the fully controlled. Working with a computer
is a reciprocal process that awards us in many different ways; we are
fortunate to have on display in Digital Insight an exciting selection
of gifts from these artists that allow us to learn even more about them,
and about creative possibilities for our future.
Mark Millstein, curator
Museum Digital Insight
Summer 2001 Artist Talk Lunch Series:
June 22 : artist Denis Sargent
July 27 : curator Mark Millstein
August 17 : artist Marjorie Durko Puryear
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