Digital Art And Its Impact On Contemporary Culture

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Digital art is a discipline that brings together all artistic works created with or involving digital media. This paper aims at addressing the various areas of research associated with the ideas of digital art, starting from the history, through its various dimensions and demonstrations, working and functionalities of computer, significant work in the area and ending with the emergence of various ideas that surrounds this developing discipline.

The history of digital art, which can be more broadly referred to as electronic art, is not only written whilst affected by the consolidation of the aesthetic and foundation that Stewart Brand claims for contemporary culture, but also in the very acceptance of digital art by the institutions and curators of the art world. It is a reality that digital art has remained in a transition for a considerable period of time and has yet to be established as a proper discipline.
One of the earliest ancestors of digital art is the neo-impressionist painter Seurat. He created a new technique that has a resemblance to what later will become the pixels. A pixel is the smallest unit of a computer image. On this point, the critic Donald Kuspit notes the effect Seurat had on impressionism and especially later neo-impressionism to pointillism and then to inspire pixels. However, striking spots used by Manet are the primitive prototypes of mathematical sophistication of pixels. The next crucial aspect in the development of this sensations is stating
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