[FISEA 1988] Paper: John Pearson — The Computer: Liberator or Jailer of the Creative Spirit


This presentation covers some of the historical and aesthetic questions raised by the fine arts community regarding the use of computers by artists. Before addressing issues related specifically to the computer, the author gives a preamble that provides a context and creates a texture for the comments relating to the computer and its role in the visual arts. Comments are offered on the role of technology, science, mathematics, the humanities and aesthetics in the visual arts.

Full text (PDF) p. 73-80