In recent years early computer art has received attention as more art historians trace its beginnings. Their focus seems to be on the procedures which gives computer art an identity. A dialog continues about the relationship between the computer and the artist. Although there is a great deal of analysis, little of use as criteria has emerged which helps to distinguish the art from the craft.
Computer art has been around for 45 years! The level of technical progress and control to create pictures is amazing. However, there is still this difference between technique and art. What criteria do we use to make this distinction? In an effort to find clues should we look at art history? Instead, should we discard the past and establish a new set of rules which become the guidelines for such criteria? What are these new set of rules?