Libraries have long been at the cutting edge when it comes to computer technology. The venerable card catalog has become virtually extinct, replaced by banks of PCs connected to online databases. Web surfing is now as common an activity in most libraries as newspaper and magazine browsing. It’s perhaps fitting, then, that several recent artworks installed in new Seattle libraries should also focus on the electronic processing of information. The newest and most high-profile of these computer-based artworks was unveiled this week at the downtown branch of the Seattle Public Library, and it provides an interesting contrast to another piece of cyber art installed last spring at the Ballard branch. KUOW art critic, Gary Faigin, has recently visited the two libraries, and he joins us with his thoughts.