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Computer Sculpture

SCULPTURE IS AN EXTREMELY PHYSICAL art dependent on the skilled manipulation of materials, tools and technical procedures for its realization. Historically the techniques of sculpture have reflected the technological level and character of the society in which the sculptor lived and worked. In the beginning he carved bone, wood or stone, or he modeled and fired clay. Later he developed the elaborate procedures of bronze casting—possibly the most advanced technology of ancient times. Today sculptors are increasingly turning to new materials and processes to provide them with a more contemporary technological base. They are using plastics, light arrays, strobe units, projectors, transducers and much else in creating their work. And they are beginning to use computers as well.

But the computer is more than a single item in an expanding inventory of art and technology paraphernalia. All of

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