A History of Computer Art #ArtTuesday @V_and_A

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum presents A History of Computer Art which spans from the 1950s through the 1990s and more.

In the 1950s, many artists and designers were working with mechanical devices and analogue computers in a way that can be seen as a precursor to the work of the early digital pioneers who followed.

One of the earliest electronic works in the V&A’s collection is ‘Oscillon 40’ dating from 1952. The artist, Ben Laposky, used an oscilloscope to manipulate electronic waves that appeared on the small fluorescent screen.

See more in the exhibition page here.


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