Artist Jeff Thompson received a Rhizome commission in 2012 for his project Computers on Law & Order, for which he watched every episode of the long-running television series and took screenshots of all the computers. Thompson will present an illustrated lecture based on the project this Saturday, Feb 1 at 4pm at the Museum of the Moving Image, followed by a discussion with Law & Order graphic designer Kevin Raper. In this article, he shares some of his findings.
posted by infini
on Feb 1, 2014 -
A few months ago there was a list of links to classic video game emulators posted.
Very recently, I'm pleased to report, those links all came true
. The Internet Archive bespoke upon aforementioned consoles, computers, and mileposts on our way to the tech utopia of today, (seriously, where's my flying car?) and they asked us to do something: Imagine every computer that ever existed, literally, in your browser
. And it was so.
I have absolutely no affiliation with jscott
, btw. Thought I should disclose that.
posted by jdaura
on Oct 25, 2013 -
"If you're clever and sophisticated, you may enjoy my new YouTube series, Computers for Cynics." Ted Nelson
talks about The Myth of Technology
, The Nightmare of Files and Directories
, how It All Went Wrong at Xerox PARC
, The Database Mess
, The Dance of Apple and Microsoft
, The Real Story of the World Wide Web
, and CLOSURE: Pay Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain
posted by bigbigdog
on Jun 3, 2012 -
Mefi's own Jason Scott
) wants to raise $25,000
using waxy's Kickstarter
to work full-time on computer history. He made BBS documentary
), founded the Archive Team
, and owns textfiles.com
) and, yes, sockington
. So far, 237 people have pledged $20,340. On Nov. 4, Jason did a 5-hours, non-stop Scottathon
. Apparently, fundraising ain't easy
posted by Monday, stony Monday
on Nov 8, 2009 -
The Red Hill Guide
is an amazingly detailed and well-written compendium of desktop hardware old and new, with a focus on PC and x86 compatibles. Look for your first CPU, hard drive or mainboard.
posted by loquacious
on Jan 6, 2007 -
When Multimedia Was Black and White
is a wonderful trip down memory lane, back when posters, music, games, and print layouts were done in crude black and white. Be sure to click on the little disk icons to see all the screenshots from old 80s apps.
posted by mathowie
on Feb 24, 2005 -
is the virtual incarnation of computer historian and collector Michael Williams' phat-ass computer museum. My favourite, BTW, is the timeline
, searchable by year or topic. What technological milestones occured in the year of your
posted by stuporJIX
on Feb 15, 2002 -