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A (very) Concise Creative History of Computers

A (very) Concise Creative History of Computers

It all started in 1952, when strangely composed, anonymous love letters started appearing on the noticeboard…

Archie

Search and you will find

In the early days of the web, Tim Berners-Lee maintained a list of websites on the…

Earthmine 2009

Plotting the past

Where maps were static, now they are dynamic. Where before we turned the page of an…

SRI_Packet_Radio_Van

Be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others

In the early ‘70’s, following the launch of ARPANET, several packet-switching networks emerged. Robert Kahn had…

Dancing Baby

GIF not JIF

It’s almost thirty-years-old. It only supports 256 colours. It’s unsuitable for photographs. It has no sound…

Original Bboard Thread in which :-) was proposed by Scott Fahlman on 19 September, 1982

The Emoticon

The first use of the smiley face on a screen was in September 1982 at Carnegie…

Leon Harmon and Kenneth Knowlton’s reclining nude, 1966. An image of the dancer Deborah Hay was dissected into a grid and assigned an icon according to its halftone density.

Bitworld: The creative history of computers

Eye magazine is the quarterly review of graphic design for artists and designs professionals. In issue 88,…

By Tony Webster from Portland, Oregon, United States (Mac OS X Leopard Install Disc in a Mac Pro) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Burning CDs that will run on Mac Classic

As I exhibit Web 1.0 websites on the hardware and software of the time, I often need…

Paul Brown's Builder/Eater and Daniel Brown's Noodlebox

The Dark Side of the Digital Revolution

Co-curated by Irini Papadimitrou and Bronac Ferran, Brown & Son’s Art that Makes Itself exhibition at the Waterman’s Art…

Imaginary_App_Book_Cover

The Imaginary App

DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid, defies pigeonholing. Not only is he a musician and author, he’s…

Original sketch for 100 Ideas that Changed the Web

100 Ideas that didn’t Change the Web

I’ve been asked a lot which ideas didn’t make the cut in my book, 100 Ideas…

How do you follow Tim Berners-Lee?

How do you follow Tim Berners-Lee?

It’s 25 years since Tim Berners-Lee proposed the Web and the universal, inclusive space he generously…