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Definition: electronic art

An umbrella term for artistic endeavors aided by computer, either entirely or in part. Also called "computer art," "digital art," "multimedia art" and "new media art." The electronic artist may employ computer graphics, animation, sound and lighting effects, robotic devices and even include people in the presentation.

Although creations are as varied as human imagination, the term does not necessarily mean creating an image entirely in a computer-based drawing, paint or CAD program. For more information, visit the International Symposium for the Electronic Arts (www.isea-web.org), ARS ELECTRONICA (www.aec.at) and Real Time Arts (www.realtimearts.net). See computer-generated imagery, crypto art, software art, ASCII art, microchip art, Internet art, paint program, drawing program and CAD.