Could someone clarify what authors or communities use the term "digital art" in this manner. This is not a poor definition, but I imagine that there are other equally valid ways to define "digital art". Unless this is a generally accepted term, defined as currently defined in the article, we need to clarify whose ideas are represented here. -Ryguasu 07:15 Nov 17, 2002 (UTC)
- It's my definition. I created this page because Visual arts and design, which is linked from the Main Page. Links to it. I just kind if wrote it off the top of my head. There is (was? I did revision) similar material on computer generated art.
- IMO "digital art" encompasses just about any art created with, or substantially modified by, a computer. Plain text and CD audio, which is stored in digital form, doesn't really constitute "digital art", although these are border cases. Thoughts? -- Merphant
- That sounds pretty reasonable. I think, however, the article currently suggests that "digital art" is broader than this, encompassing any work of art that has been digitized, including plain text, CD audio, a digitized photograph of a Monet, etc.. Perhaps the definition could be modified to fix this. I would propose, however, that it may work better to merge Computer-Generated Art and Digital art. After all, the distinction breaks down easily enough, such as when you take a scanned photograph and then manipulate it with Adobe Photoshop until the digital image does not resemble the original photo in any way whatsoever.
- An interesting footnote in this regard is that under U.S. copyright law such a digital image (not resembling the original photo), if based on a scanned photograph the copyright of which belonged to someone else, would still be a copyright violation, as it would be regarded as a "derivative work"(!). --Daniel C. Boyer 15:48 18 Jul 2003 (UTC)
- A paragraph or two could still be devoted to the discussion of any distinctions seen as critical. --Ryguasu 20:51 Nov 19, 2002 (UTC)