In the short history of computer art, Prof. Charles Csuri at Ohio State University may be the nearest thing, in this new art form, to an Old Master.
In 1964, when Csuri decided to turn the computer into an artist’s tool, the computer confronting him was a huge mainframe that required the entry of its data through punched cards. He had to become a programmer to talk to it. Until recent years, he wasn’t making any art, except in his mind; he was developing the programs he needed to make the art he imagined.
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