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There are almost as many different kinds of computer art as there are of traditional art An obvious distinction specific for the discipline can be made by the amount of artist-interaction that is involved The software used is my own I developed and implemented a dedicated 3D language based on what I call Domain Oriented Programming I made my images strictly by programming in this language There is no tactile interaction involved and no use is made of existing graphic material As must be obvious from some of the titles a lot of my inspiration comes from music This is however a technical matter not a romantic one The way I make art finds its roots in the techniques of post-war serial music specifically in the so called programmed music as taught to me by the composer GM Koenig My objective is to control the evolution of my programs in such a way that decisions regarding the structure of the images are made on increasing higher levels by the computer while still retaining results that are very personal expressions In the programs I use a lot of so called stochastic processes That means that decisions are made by random selection This makes it even harder for a number of people to consider the result as art because the computer makes the decisions instead of the artist If a computer can produce art then also a painting by a monkey can be called a masterpiece Or a random list of numbers can be put on the wall instead of a collection of pixels I think that any question regarding the art-value of anything must always be related to some human action or choice Before I am going to pay money for a random number list someone must have put it in a context that makes me consider doing so If that person is a famous artist and he can claim artistic reasons
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