Computer art

Updated: 11/30/2020 by Computer Hope

Computer art may refer to any of the following:

1. With computers, computer art can describe an auditory or visual creation made using a computer. For example, someone using a paint program could create a picture using their mouse, touch screen, or a graphics tablet. Below are other examples and types of computer art.

2. Computer art describes using computer hardware as a medium to produce art displayed in the real world. For example, the picture below is an example of the Computer Hope logo created using 2,500 keyboard keys.

Example of computer art done with computer keyboard keys

In this piece and others like it, the artist Erik Jensen uses old keyboard keys to create images. He does so by removing keys from desktop keyboards and using them like pixels in a bigger picture. To create colors other than black and white (typical keyboard colors), he dyes some of the keys (such as the blue in our logo). See the Erik Jensen Art page for examples of all his art pieces, including one with over 40,000 keys.

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