The computer has become an essential tool for anyone working in the
fields of design, photography, videography, illustration, architecture,
industrial design, animation, and multimedia and web design. This
Information is an introduction and overview of the digital arts.
We can learn how to import images into a digital format
(scanning, digital file from a digital camera, public domain
images), how to use the computer to edit a digital image, and
how to use filters in a program to alter their image.
What is Digital Art?
Digital arts include
Early Digital Art
Characteristic and Types of Digital Art
* Tools * Is digital art necessary to be an artist?
* Pros and Cons
The Digital Age has revolutionized
economy, society and our private lives.
For decades now, digitalization has also
touched most branches of the
humanities. With the rising importance
of the so called Digital Humanities, Art
History is at the brink of new ways of
accessing its material and gaining
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Gilberto Santa Rosa
Digital arts include computer-
• . Combining the visual or performing
arts with technology creates an art
form known as digital arts. Also
known as new media, technology
arts and emergent arts, the form
offers innovative approaches to
creativity while posing at least one
• The Austin Museum of Digital Art broadly defines the phrase as "art
whose final form is digital in nature." This includes those works created
through the use of computers as well as objects created from computers
(for example, sculpture from derelict computer parts).
EARLY DIGITAL ARTS
• Max Mathews demonstrated computer-synthesized music in 1957. In
1958, John Whitney pioneered computer-generated animation.
• Some digital artwork allows viewers
or listeners to act as co-creators by
moving or changing artistic elements
of artwork or music.
Examples of digital arts products
include computerized animation,
video games, electronic installations,
synthesized music and electronically