The term computer arts applies to virtually any kind of graphic production that is originated by a computer. Computer art can include images, sound or animation; images that appear on video games or web sites would also be considered a form. Artistic representations created on a computer or through computer software (such as Adobe Illustrator) would also be considered a form of computer art.
The origins of computer art can be traced as early as 1960, when Desmond Henry developed his Henry Drawing Machine. An early exhibition of computer art was previewed in 1963 when
Joan Shogren of San Jose State University wrote a computer program based on artistic principles, resulting in an early public showing of computer art in San Jose, California.