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Art and Technology

In addition to artists who work with film, video and sound, a number of artists represented in the Canadian Art Database are experimenting with a range of new technologies. For the moment, this new section is being sub-divided into artists working with digital imaging, web art, kinetics and robotics, and computer programming. A number of the artists work in a variety of media, and for that reason, they are categorized under more than one category.

Alphabetical List of Artists working with Art and Technology
Lists of Artists working with Art and Technology - by Category
    Digital Imaging
    Web Art / Web-located work
    Kinetics / Robotics /Installation
    Computer Programming / Algorithms

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Lists of Artists working with Art and Technology - by Category

Digital Imaging
Digital imaging is the creation or translation of any two-dimensional picture as a set of digital values
or pixels. Various devices such as cameras, scanners, telescopes, etc. can be used to obtain data of
a physical scene. Image synthesis refers to the creation of a digital image that never existed in the
physical world by using a mathematical formula. Related to digital imaging is animation, video editing
and online image sharing tools, which open up many possibilities for creativity.

David Abecassis Fort Lee, New Jersey 
Brian Burnett Toronto, Ontario 
Allyson Clay Vancouver, British Columbia 
Mario Côté Montreal, Quebec 
Cheryl Kolak Dudek Montreal, Quebec 
Risa Horowitz Toronto, Ontario 
Michael Snow Toronto, Ontario
Adrienne Trent Toronto, Ontario 

Web Art / Web located work
Web art and Web located work uses the World Wide Web as its primary medium, but not necessarily
its subject matter, though this is often the case. While some artists develop software as part of their web art,
many build websites using existing software, create email projects, online chat projects, performances,
or virtual installations.

Pat Badani Chicago, Illinois, USA 
Daniel Dugas Calgary, Alberta 
Vera Frenkel Toronto, Ontario 
Risa Horowitz Toronto, Ontario 
Valerie LeBlanc Calgary, Alberta 
George Legrady Santa Barbara, California, US. 
Miklos Legrady Toronto, Ontario 
Dyan Marie Toronto, Ontario 
Arlene Stamp Calgary, Alberta 

Kinetics / Robotics / Installation
Kinetic and robotic work can be broadly defined as art that contains moving parts, usually sculpture
or installation. Robotic art involves some form of automated technology, and generally involves some
type of electronic, mechanic and software system which, in the case of an artwork, is often custom-made
by the artist. A robot will generally have some type of sensory input and a corresponding feedback response
or output which, when functioning in a gallery setting, can change the behaviour or appearance of the work.

Ingrid Bachmann Montreal, Quebec 
Pat Badani Chicago, Illinois, USA 
Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins Toronto, Ontario 
Kay Burns Calgary, Alberta 
Ian Carr-Harris Toronto, Ontario 
Thomas Corriveau Laval, Quebec 
Geoffrey Farmer Vancouver, British Columbia 
Noel Harding Toronto, Ontario 
Dieter Hastenteufel Flesherton, Ontario 
Risa Horowitz Toronto, Ontario 
Luis Jacob Toronto, Ontario 
Istvan Kantor Toronto, Ontario 
Paul Litherland Montreal, Quebec 
Michael Snow Toronto, Ontario
Arlene Stamp Calgary, Alberta 
Nell Tenhaaf Toronto, Ontario 

Computer Programming / Algorithms
At times an artist will focus solely on the act of writing a computer program as a creative process
in itself. Software by nature is systematic, algorithmic, and increasingly homogenized. Artists working
with computer programming as an art form in itself are interested in finding ways to get around software
that has the potential to limit creativity, personal expression and spontaneity.

Risa Horowitz Toronto, Ontario 
George Legrady Santa Barbara, California, US. 
Paul Litherland Montreal, Quebec 
Nell Tenhaaf Toronto, Ontario