The Artist And Computer
Important short film for anyone interested in the history of computer graphics and computer art. I’ve previously posted this before, but this is the full version recently uploaded by the artist on her YouTube channel.
Filmed in 1976 for Bell Labs as an educational film. Portland Art describes her best:
As a consultant at Bell Laboratories in the 1970s, Schwartz developed computerized techniques for merging sound, art and video. Her innovative research makes her the grand dame of computer-generated art and computer-aided art analysis… including contemporary film, video, animation, graphics, multimedia, special effects and virtual reality.
“In the traditional of ‘visual music,’ her work from this period features animated computer-based shapes and fields— transformed through color gels and film stock— that synch, pulse, and grow to the equally distinct and complex computer and electronic soundtracks.”
You can find out more about her from her website, her Wikipedia entry, or her entry from the Artist and Computer book online