This course introduces students to computers, related hardware, and general vocabulary relevant to the art world; to the development of pixel-based and vector-based imagery; to the use of computers as a tool to develop artwork in other media; and to the importance of the web. This course will begin with assignments designed to develop specific skills in generating ideas as well as knowledge of current hardware and software. By mid-semester, students should be sufficiently equipped to pursue their own ideas and interests through the examination of information from various viewpoints.