Today, thanks to computer graphics and digital drawing tablets, we see tons of artwork that has been made with the help of a computer. Computers and art have long gone hand-in-hand, and here you can see some of the earliest pieces of computer-assisted art.

Oscillon 40, by Ben Laposky, 1952. The artist used an oscilloscope to manipulate electronic waves on a small screen.

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(via Victoria and Albert Museum)

Lictformen (Light Forms), by Herbert Franke, 1953-1955

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(via Translab)

First image-processed photo at the National Bureau of Standards, by Russell A. Kirsch, 1957

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(via Wikimedia Commons)

A digital rendering of a pin-up girl, made by an IBM programmer at a SAGE Direction Center in the late 1950s. These centers were powered by the 250-ton IBM AN/FSQ-7.

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(via Artinfo)

Oscillon 520, by Ben Laposky, 1960

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(via Victoria and Albert Museum)

Electronic Graphics, by Herbert Franke, 1961-1962

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Tanz der Elektronen, by Herbert W. Franke, 1961-1962

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Pictures made with the Henry Drawing Machine, invented by Desmond Paul Henry, early 1960s

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(via Wikimedia Commons and Desmond Henry Archive)

Transitional Works of Charles Csuri, made between 1962 and 1965, with a modified pantograph device

After Paul Cézanne:

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After Albrecht D√ľrer:

After Paul Klee:

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(via Csuri Project)

The first ever computer-generated images of a human, the "Boeing Man" by William Fetter, 1964

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(via Translab and Siudesign)

Studies in Perception, a reclining nude of the dancer Deborah Hay, by Leon D. Harmon and Kenneth C. Knowlton, 1966

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(via Digital Art Museum)

Edward Zajec: RAM compositions from 1969, done on an IBM 1620

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Untitled Computer Assisted Drawing, by Paul Brown, 1975

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(via Victoria and Albert Museum)

Diamond Variation I and II, by Ruth Leavitt, 1975

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(via Atari Archives)