Introducing OurselvesMOCA: Museum of Computer Art is a nonprofit US educational corporation provisionally chartered by the NYS Department of Education. It is a member of the University of the State of New York and enjoys IRS 501 (c) (3) tax exempt status. It is first and foremost an online museum but it is also a physical gallery located in Brooklyn NY.
The MOCA site is host to hundreds of world-class digital artists and thousands of their images, all available for viewing here. It is one of the most heavily-trafficked, comprehensive, frequently-updated and respected computer art museums on the Web. It tries to keep abreast of the latest and best in digital art. Both beginning and advanced artists frequently visit here, if only to see what the competition is doing. We expect it is a learning experience for artists of all skill levels, and for the viewing public as well.
MOCA was established in 1993 by computer artists Don Archer and Bob Dodson to promote digital art in its various forms and manifestations, including 3-D rendered art, fractals, enhanced photography, animation, mixed media, computer-painted and -drawn art, etc. Many talented artists have given us access to their work, and what you see in our archives and current exhibit is some of the best work that we have solicited. Some of it may be of technical or historical interest, some of it may be innovative and unusual, and some of it may have potential (dare we say it) as high art. We hope you agree.
In September 2008, MOCA established a brick-and-mortar physical gallery in Brooklyn NY showing advanced digital art in print and on-screen.
MOCA was awarded .museum top-level domain (TLD) status by the Museum Domain Management Association (MuseDoma) in 2002. It is registered under ICANN authority and hosted on the Web as moca.virtual.museum. It can also be accessed as museumofcomputerart.com and as museumofcomputerart.org.
Don Archer is MOCA co-founder, director and administrator. He operates MOCA out of his studio in Brooklyn and Prattsville, NY. He is responsible for the commentary and notes accompanying many of the exhibits. He welcomes your comments. Write to:
Don also needs volunteers to help in conducting the site. Do you have HTML and webpage experience? Or curatorial, critical and/or literary skills? Write to:
Don is a digital artist whose work may be viewed on his personal webpage at:
MOCA's contributing editor is JD Jarvis. Visit his website at:
Kaki Ettinger is MOCA assistant curator. She may be reached at:
Steve Soper is MOCA curator and designer of our exhibit catalogs. He created the MOCA logo.
Steve Soper's website: