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Software Information Technology, Its New Meaning for Art �


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Software Information Technology, Its New Meaning for Art �

  1. 1. Software – Information Technology Its New Meaning for Art Nelson, Negroponte, Levine – Referencing The New Media Reader, Wardrip-Fruin & Montfort
  2. 2. <ul><li>Catalog: Software – Information Technology: Its New Meaning for Art. Catalog of exhibition held at Jewish Museum, Washington D.C., September – November 1970. </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibits: </li></ul><ul><li>Woodman/Nelson. Labyrinth: An Interactive Catalog . 1970.The Architecture Machine Group (Negroponte), MIT. Seek . (see CD) </li></ul><ul><li>Levine. Systems Burn-off X Residual Software. </li></ul><ul><li>Levine. Wire Tap. </li></ul>These works were published as:
  3. 3. Othe 1970 events and trivia <ul><li>This link chronicles the events. </li></ul><ul><li>Other trivia … </li></ul><ul><li>In 1970 an average suburban home was $23,400.00 </li></ul><ul><li>Average income per year was $9,350.00, a gallon of gas 36 cents </li></ul><ul><li>Average cost of new car was $3,900.00; Eggs 25 cents per dozen </li></ul>
  4. 4. About Software … from NWF and NM <ul><li>At 1970 Software exhibition, held at the Jewish Museum in New York, visitors were invited to operate computers. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal was “to focus our sensibilities on the fastest growing area in this culture: information processing systems and their devices.” </li></ul><ul><li>Critics noted it was “a disaster,” computers didn’t work, gerbils attacked each other, caused a financial crisis for the museum and dismissal of the director (Burnam, the organizer relates certain “mysterious circumstances.” </li></ul><ul><li>Talmudic scholars and rabbis muttered darkly about inappropriateness of exhibition in this hall of Jewish Studies. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Your thoughts, Your Links
  6. 6. Your thoughts, Your Links <ul><li>Zero Bandwidth Video + SXSW, Austin Texas </li></ul><ul><li>“ Evolution of Technology ” </li></ul><ul><li>Lillian Schwartz </li></ul><ul><li>Sims 3 Gameplay and Criminal Career Sims Arrested </li></ul><ul><li>Sim City 2000 Special Edition </li></ul><ul><li>ARchitecture Hall </li></ul><ul><li>Jumble Art </li></ul>