The relationship between Andy Warhol and personal computers (becoming quite popular during his last years) has been only partially investigated beyond his Amiga works. In November 2015, Sotheby’s sold his “Apple (from Ads)” (acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas) for 910.000 USD, and in catalogue’s notes Warhol tells about his meeting with Steve Jobs insisting to give him one and showing him how to draw (even if still in black and white): “we went into Sean [John Lennon’s son]’s bedroom–and there was a kid there setting up the Apple computer that Sean had gotten as a present, the Macintosh model. I said that once some man had been calling me a lot wanting to give me one, but that I’d never called him back or something, and then the kid looked up and said, ‘Yeah, that was me. I’m Steve Jobs.’ And he looked so young, like a college guy. And he told me that he would still send me one now. And then he gave me a lesson on drawing with it. It only comes in black and white now, but they’ll make it soon in color…I felt so old and out of it with this young whiz guy right there who helped invent it.”
Minority Report comes closer… Three huge screens at Birmingham New Street railway station are scanning passers-by and play advertisements accordingly. http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/new-street-station-advertising-screens-9920400
Kickended by Silvio Lorusso is online database artwork archiving the Kickstarted campaigns that got not even a single penny. This competitive aesthetics of failure has been able to attract the attention of major national newspapers (from the British “The Guardian” to the Italian “Corriere della Sera”).
Graphic Constellations: Visual Poetry and the Properties of Space, it’s an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the First International Exhibition of Concrete, Kinetic and Phonic Poetry held in Cambridge in late 1964. Curated by Bronac Ferran and Will Hill at the Ruskin Gallery in Cambridge, UK (Image: ‘Poemkon=D=4=Open=Apollinaire’).
Synchronator ColorControl, device mixing audio into RGB signals http://synchronator.com/colorcontrol.html
Digital TV Dinner, glitch video art (generated by cartridge video game) from 1979. “Digital TV Dinner is a video art clip from 1979 created by Raul Zaritsky, Jamie Fenton, and Dick Ainsworth using the Bally Astrocade console game to generate unusual patterns. The Bally Astrocade was unique among cartridge games in that it was designed to allow users to change game cartridges with power-on. When pressing the reset button, it was possible to remove the cartridge from the system and induce various memory dump pattern sequences. DIgital TV DInner is a collection of these curious states of silicon epilepsy set to music composed and generated upon this same platform. ”
SYN-Phon, graphical notation for contemporary sound performances. “Budapest Art Factory (BAF) is pleased to present to you SYN-Phon; sound performance based on graphical notation by Candaş Şişman featuring Barabás Lőrinc & Ölveti Mátyás. Candaş Şişman resided at BAF for the month of June as part of its cross-cultural fertilization residency program. SYN-Phon will be exhibited to act, as a visual linguistic delivery through a cogitation segment followed by the sound performance on June 29th.”
iPhone music by Shintaro Miyazaki, (sound)waves emissions from Apple mobile. “In this video you can hear the in general inaudible electromagnetic emissions of a smart phone. Each action on the touchscreen produces a audible feedback. You can also hear many background processes of the smart phone.”
Noah, recording the spirit of today’s computer screens, a short film by students Walter Woodman and Patrick Cederberg,