CyberArt – An Eclectic Approach
by PD Dr. Martina Claus-Bachmann

(page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

2. Definition

Concerning the term CYBER ART I see two options to approach a definition:

- one which is narrow and includes only the artwork and style, that has developed under the framework of cyber-culture or

- one which is broad and refers according to wiki and many other sources
„... to the class of art produced with the help of computer software and hardware, often with an interactive or multimedia aspect“
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Since the 1990ies people like the Japanese Pygoya have started to publish art online and to start a debate about cyberart, which Pygoya first tries to name webism following the many -isms in art history like cubism, symbolism, modernism, postmodernism etc. Webism means mainly the publishing of photos taken of artwork in the physical world on a webpage:

=> Example 10:

WebGallery 1

WebGallery 2

WebGallery 3

WebGallery 4

or to publish in 2D-online-galleries artwork, which has been created by computer software controlled by the artist, who gives some framing requirements.

Example 11:

Online-Painting-Tool 1
Online-Painting-Tool 2