Donna J. Cox & NCSA : Etruscan Venus, 1988
"The Venus image had become iconic and rep resented much more than a digital art sculpture. The Venus and derivative characters covered magazines and newspapers. The idea of the supercomputer Venus expanded to become an analog to the Paleolithic Venus de Willendorf. Both the prehistoric Venus and the supercomputer Venus were created by artists motivated to formulate worldviews and solve mysteries of the universe. The new postmodern Venus rep- resented a new kind of collaborative art/science making and functioned in culture in similar ways to bring insight and predictability. The Venus evolved into an icon that represented women in various situations."
Courtesy of Donna J. Cox NCSA, University of Illinois. Featured in 'New Media Futures: The Rise of Women in the Digital Arts'.
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