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Here's a user-friendly list of words and phrases we meet soon after a computer comes to live with us. New users may not appreciate being called dummies or idiots, nor do they need to buy a big dictionary of thousands of bits of computer jargon intended for "geeks". This is as un-geeky as it gets with just 200 entries.Trust me, that's enough to get you going.
What is computer art? Do the concepts we usually employ to talk about art, such as a meaninga (TM), a forma (TM) or a expressiona (TM) apply to computer art?
A Philosophy of Computer Art is the first book to explore these questions. Dominic Lopes argues that computer art challenges some of the basic tenets of traditional ways of thinking about and making art and that to understand computer art we need to place particular emphasis on terms such as a interactivitya (TM) and a usera (TM).
Drawing on a wealth of examples he also explains how the roles of the computer artist and computer art user distinguishes them from makers and spectators of traditional art forms and argues that computer art allows us to understand better the role of technology as an art medium.
It has been said that it takes a village to raise a child. In that case, it takes an entire city to raise a teen Parenting a teenager can have its challenges, however, the good news is that you are not alone in your parenting journey and there is an abundance of collective wisdom that we can draw on.
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