“Computer Art in the Mainstream”: How the Venice Biennale Responded to the Historisation of Computer Art in the 1980s

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  • Codifying History (Archive/Preservation I)

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  • “Computer Art in the Mainstream”: How the Venice Biennale Responded to the Historisation of Computer Art in the 1980s

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  • Working for the Computer Art & Technocultures project has given me the opportunity to analyze and research the material left by American art historian and independent curator Patric Prince to the V&A. This experience also has allowed me to connect this research to my personal interest in computer art and the Venice Biennale.

    This paper investigates the main points of Patric Prince’s article “Computer art in the mainstream” written for the 1986 SIGGRAPH catalogue. How do these points connect to the Venice Biennale’s approach to computer art in the 80s?

    Full text (PDF) p.  448-449

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