compArt daDA: the database Digital Art

The compArt database Digital Art (daDA) is a growing repository on digital art. It currently focusses on people (in their roles as artists, authors, gallerists, etc.), works, events, publications, and institutions. We use the term "digital art" in a broad sense. More or less like: entities of the data base must have their roots in digital computers; or reflect on such entities, or be otherwise related to them. But we allow for some sloppiness: we also insert entities of historic relevance to digital art.

We are currently restricting attention to the early phase of digital art. These are the years from about 1950 to 1979, the year of the first Festival Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria. During those years, digital art was mainly algorithmic art. At some later time, we will include other forms of digital art. We already now occasionally accept works, artists, etc. that bear enough of a stylistic kinship with early digital art.

Please, send us observations of any kind, critical or other, on any aspect of this site.

"compArt | center of excellence digital art" is a project at the University of Bremen, Germany. It is dedicated to research and development in computing, design, and teaching. It is supported by Rudolf Augstein Stiftung, the University of Bremen, and Karin und Uwe Hollweg Stiftung.

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