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The start of a computer art renaissance

A specialist group focusing on art made by computers has been revived by BCS members.

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A specialist group focusing on art made by computers has been revived by BCS members.

The Computer Arts Society dates back to an event in 1968 on music composed by computer.

"There are two main reasons for the revival," said Alan Sutcliffe, treasurer of the group. "There is a greater interest now in using computers in the arts, and the group's work deserves to be preserved.

"One of our main activities will be handing over our archives to Birkbeck College, London, which is documenting UK computer arts to 1980. This has potential to help set computer arts as a recognised part of our culture."

alansut@ntlworld.com.
This was first published in November 2003

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