The Easel

There is no difference between computer art and human art

That computer algorithms can generate artistic images is not new. Acclaimed French artist François Morellet spent his career on this – “My systems fix the rules of the game and mathematics execute the composition … if one finds them brilliant or ugly, I am not responsible.” The key issue is perhaps not nitpicking about what is art but rather the merits of art that is devoid of craft, human imperfection or – who knows – emotion.