Emily Genauer, "Art & the Artist"


Emily Genauer, "Art & the Artist."
New York Post (June 21, 1975): 34.

This full-page article was published in relation to the third International Computer Art Festival. The author, Emily Genauer, mainly discusses the work of Nicolas Schoffer, a pioneer of cybernetic art. Genauer describes her struggle to find links between art history and the new trends in art and technology. Her conclusion is that artists have always used tools for making work and that the computer is a tool just like any other. She suggests that it ultimately relies on the artist's vision and how skillfully it is transformed into an object, whether the pencil in his hand or the panel of a monster machine.