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The sub-class of C-art which interests us is the type where the computer is not used as a tool to effect some idea in the artist’s mind but is in a sense (just what sense will be explored in Section 5) partly responsible for coming up with the idea itself. In other words, the C-art that’s most relevant here is a form of generative art, or G-art.
In G-art, (df.) the artwork is generated, at least in part, by some process that is not under the artist’s direct control. This is a very broad definition. It does not specify the minimal size of the “part”. It does not lay down just what sort of generative process is in question. It does not say what counts as being outside the artist’s direct control. And it is silent on the extent (if any) to which the processes concerned may have been deliberately moulded by the artist before ‘losing’ direct control. In short, our definition of G-art is largely intuitive.