The Computer Photography of Arthur Lavine.
November 8, 2002 11:57 PM   Subscribe

The Computer Photography of Arthur Lavine. Got a reel-to-reel fetish? Does the phrase "hand assembled ferrite core memory" make you swoon? Take a look at some old-school nerds at work for Chase Manhattan, back in the days when computers were big and expensive, and a Macintosh was a raincoat. It's an exhibit at San Diego's Computer Museum of America, which is chock full of goodies. Check out the slide show exhibit too.
posted by condour75 (6 comments total)

If only he could have done a shoot with the WOPR!
posted by samuelad at 9:28 AM on November 9, 2002

Oh, and for those of you who are too young to remember War Games, that's pronounced "whopper", as in "Home of the..."

Nice photos, though, condour75. Thanks for the underappreciated link.
posted by samuelad at 9:34 AM on November 9, 2002

Thanks samuelad. Another great classic from the Computer-takes-over-nukes-after-becoming-self-aware genre is Colossus: The Forbin Project. Its IMDB entry is here.
posted by condour75 at 11:42 AM on November 9, 2002

So square it's cool. Thanks m.75!
posted by Dick Paris at 1:12 PM on November 9, 2002

these are absolutely beautiful. thank you.
posted by fishfucker at 1:32 PM on November 10, 2002

That was really creepy. When I was in school, I did a photo essay on all this ancient film equipment. They look very similar, except that I went for the giant-grain push-process look...oh, and except for the local tech, there were no guys with suits in my photos, just machines.

Great stuff, thanks.
posted by Fabulon7 at 6:08 AM on November 11, 2002

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