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DefinitionElectronic art is art which makes use of electronic media or, more broadly, refers to technology and/or electronic media. It is related to information art, media art, video art, interactive art, internet art, and electronic music, among others.
The term electronic art is almost, but not entirely, synonymous to computer art and digital art. The latter two terms, and especially the term computer-generated art are mostly used for visual artworks generated by computers. Electronic art has a much broader connotation, referring to artworks that include any type of electronic component -- also works in music, dance, architecture and performance. It is an interdisciplinary field; artists often collaborate with scientists and engineers when creating their works.
Three major art festivals in this field use the term electronic art in their name:
- International Symposium for Electronic Art (ISEA), organized approximately every two years since 1988, international;
- Ars Electronica Symposium, organized yearly since 1979 by Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria;
- Dutch Electronic Art Festival (DEAF), organized yearly since 1994 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Electronic art is often, but not always, interactive. Artists make use of technologies like the Internet, computer networks, robotics, wearable technology, wireless technology and virtual reality.
The Prix Ars Electronica is a major yearly award for several categories of electronic art. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_art [May 2004]
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