Art which utilizes electronic media and may or may not
take help from other technology is known as ‘Electronic
Art’. This form of art, although very closely related to
digital art is not the same. Digital art mainly comprises of
that which is computer created while electronic art covers
artwork born from any electronic devise. It also includes
not only visual arts but also performing arts, music,
architecture and dance. Electronic art is a field which
employs professionals from various disciplines and walks of
life. Electronic artists are probably the only ones who work
in collaboration with engineers and scientists at times.
Electronic art has found its place n the Art World lately
and is becoming bigger by the day. Festivals based specially
on electronic arts are being organized the world over.
I.S.E.A. (International Symposium of Electronic Arts-taking
place every 2 years since 1988). D.E.A.F. (Dutch Electronic
Art Festival-annual festival organized in
Rotterdam-Netherlands, since 1994) and ‘Ars Electronica’ in
Linz-Austria, since 1979 are three such major festivals.
There are also awards to be won for achievements in this
field today – the Prix Ars Electronica being a prestigious
yearly one. What is art without an artist? Roy Ascott,
Doughlas Cooper, Peter Gabriel, Eduardo Kac, Perry Hoberman,
Laurie Anderson, Angie Bonino, Louis-Phillipe, Demers and
Bill Vorn are some amongst many famous names attached to
Electronic art is a field of vastness. Artists may
involve visual arts, wireless, computer technologies,
robotics, internet and other networks in achieving a
complete electronic artwork. Such collaboration is however
not mandatory and is not always see.