Early algorithmic art

Friday 18th June, 2021 - Bruce Sterling

*There’s some strong computer art here because the algorithms are so lucid.




In the 1960s and 1970s, the first algorithmic drawings were created by mathematicians, engineers, and visual artists. They worked with mainframe computers in research institutions or even built their own machines. Their work was met with praise and rejection, while they contributed to shape the first debates on the use of computers in the visual arts.