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The Resource Chromatic algorithms : synthetic color, computer art, and aesthetics after code, Carolyn L. Kane

Chromatic algorithms : synthetic color, computer art, and aesthetics after code, Carolyn L. Kane

Label
Chromatic algorithms : synthetic color, computer art, and aesthetics after code
Title
Chromatic algorithms
Title remainder
synthetic color, computer art, and aesthetics after code
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn L. Kane
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: These days, we take for granted that our computer screens-and even our phones-will show us images in vibrant full color. Digital color is a fundamental part of how we use our devices, but we never give a thought to how it is produced or how it came about. Chromatic Algorithms reveals the fascinating history behind digital color, tracing it from the work of a few brilliant computer scientists and experimentally minded artists in the late 1960s and early '70s through to its appearance in commercial software in the early 1990s. Mixing philosophy of technology, aesthetics, and media analysis, Carolyn Kane shows how revolutionary the earliest computer-generated colors were-built with the massive postwar number-crunching machines, these first examples of "computer art" were so fantastic that artists and computer scientists regarded them as psychedelic, even revolutionary, harbingers of a better future for humans and machines. But, Kane shows, the explosive growth of personal computing and its accompanying need for off-the-shelf software led to standardization and the gradual closing of the experimental field in which computer artists had thrived. Even so, the gap between the bright, bold presence of color onscreen and the increasing abstraction of its underlying code continues to lure artists and designers from a wide range of fields, and Kane draws on their work to pose fascinating questions about the relationships among art, code, science, and media in the twenty-first century
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kane, Carolyn L
Dewey number
776
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND1489
LC item number
.K36 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Color
  • Computer art
  • Art and technology
  • Aesthetics, Modern
  • Aesthetics, Modern
  • Aesthetics, Modern
  • Art and technology
  • Color
  • Computer art
  • Farbcodierung
  • Algorithmus
  • Chromatik
  • Computerkunst
  • Ästhetik
Label
Chromatic algorithms : synthetic color, computer art, and aesthetics after code, Carolyn L. Kane
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
How color became code -- Chromatic visions (400 B.C.-1969) -- Colors sacred and synthetic -- Classical and modern color: Plato through Goethe -- Industrial color: synthetics through day-glo psychedelics -- Synthetic color in video synthesis -- Disciplining color: encounters with number and code (1965-1984) -- Informatic color and aesthetic transformations in early computer art -- Collaborative computer art and experimental color systems -- From chromakey to the alpha channel -- "Transparent" screens for opaque ontology (1984-2007) -- Digital infrared as algorithmic lifeworld -- The photoshop cinema -- Postscript: a new dark age
Control code
857288076
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9780226002736
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013033872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)857288076
Label
Chromatic algorithms : synthetic color, computer art, and aesthetics after code, Carolyn L. Kane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
How color became code -- Chromatic visions (400 B.C.-1969) -- Colors sacred and synthetic -- Classical and modern color: Plato through Goethe -- Industrial color: synthetics through day-glo psychedelics -- Synthetic color in video synthesis -- Disciplining color: encounters with number and code (1965-1984) -- Informatic color and aesthetic transformations in early computer art -- Collaborative computer art and experimental color systems -- From chromakey to the alpha channel -- "Transparent" screens for opaque ontology (1984-2007) -- Digital infrared as algorithmic lifeworld -- The photoshop cinema -- Postscript: a new dark age
Control code
857288076
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9780226002736
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013033872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)857288076

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