A History of Art Critical Response

Computer Art has existed since the 1950’s as a way to show what artists can do electronically as oppose to the old fashioned method of drawing on paper and oil painting, allowing them to use a different medium to express their work.

By the 1980’s the Atari 2600 was on the market, a majority of games were text based and lacking in any sort of visual gameplay, one such exception was the classic Pacman game, this saw moving characters and a background environment which players could explore, all of this was in 16 bit graphics and much different to modern times with the hardware capabilities and systems.


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