Fred Truck's ArtEngine: a case study in the problematics of software art

Simon Penny
Mediamatic Holland, V5#3, 1990

ArtEngine is menu driven at the front end, but attempts a more complex interactivity. It requires the operator to create original lists of objects in the Scheme programming language. Thus it immediately engages the question of ‘depth’ of interactivity: how much learning should be required of the user before they can usefully interact, and the corollary: how rich can the harvest of this interaction be made to be.

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