As students in digital design, we know that computers play a huge role in art.  For example, look at the tools we use: photoshop and illustrator.  These computer applications enable us to turn our artistic ideas into actual images — and more importantly, these can be edited and shared at any time.

Looking beyond the applications for creating art, I want to point out how computers can make art by themselves using algorithms.  Nowadays, the field of AI and algorithms are growing in depth (think IBM’s Watson or Google’s AlphaGo).  Computer AI’s can actually do art now.  Check out Google’s robot that creates art: https://www.wired.com/2016/02/googles-artificial-intelligence-gets-first-art-show/.

Some of the computer’s work is fascinating… others more disturbing.art

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