Thomas Dreher
Since the beginning
Works in München Germany

BIO
Born 1957 in Krumbach/Schwaben, youth in Ulm until 1978 (Germany). Lives in Munich since 1978. Study: Art History since 1978, doctorate in 1988 (Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich). Writes art criticism since 1985, mostly on intermedia art, conceptual art, performance art and computer art, esp. net art. Published books: Conceptual Art in America and England from 1963 to 1976 (in german, Peter Lang, Frankfurt 1992); Performance Art since 1945: Action Theater and Intermedia (in german, Wilhelm Fink, Munich 2001). Website: Intermedia Art: http://dreher.netzliteratur.net (in german). IASLonline Lessons in NetArt (: http://www.iasl.uni-muenchen.de/links/lektion01.html (german/english).
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History of Computer Art


The second part of the fourth chapter of "The History of Computer Art" is now online in the English translation. The missing chapters IV.3 to VIII will follow.
Chapter IV.2 on "Computer Animation" (movies, music videos, demoscene): URL: http://iasl.uni-muenchen.de/links/GCA-IV.2e.html

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History of Computer Art


The first part of the fourth chapter of "The History of Computer Art" is now online in the English translation. The missing chapters IV.2 to VIII will follow.
Chapter IV.1 on "Video Tools": URL: http://iasl.uni-muenchen.de/links/GCA-IV.1e.html

Based on an e-mail dialogue with James Seawright I prepared an update of chapter II.3.3. Now it contains detailled descriptions of the installations "Electronic Peristyle" (1968) and "Network III" (1971). URL: http://iasl.uni-muenchen.de/links/GCA-II.3e.html#Seawright

DISCUSSION

History of Computer Art


The first part of the fourth chapter of "The History of Computer Art" is now online in the English translation. The missing chapters IV.2 to VIII will follow.
Chapter IV.1 on "Video Tools": URL: http://iasl.uni-muenchen.de/links/GCA-IV.1e.html

Based on an e-mail dialogue with James Seawright I prepared an update of chapter II.3.3. Now it contains detailled descriptions of the installations "Electronic Peristyle" (1968) and "Network III" (1971). URL: http://iasl.uni-muenchen.de/links/GCA-II.3e.html#Seawright

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Thomas Dreher´s The History of Computer Art


The third chapter of The History of Computer Art is now online in the English translation. The missing chapters IV to VIII will follow. Early Computer Literature: URL: http://iasl.uni-muenchen.de/links/GCA-III.1e.html
Early Computer Graphics: URL: http://iasl.uni-muenchen.de/links/GCA-III.2e.html

DISCUSSION

History of Computer Art


The history of the artistic uses of computers and computing processes is reconstructed in The History of Computer Art from its beginnings in the fifties to its present state. Since October 2011 the completed chapters are published successively in German on IASLonline Lessons in NetArt. I started to translate the chapters in English in August 2013. The first two chapters are now online. URL: http://iasl.uni-muenchen.de/links/GCA_Indexe.html