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02 AUGUST 2012

Computer History Museum: Selling the Computer Revolution

"The brochures selected here (just a fraction of the Museum's holdings in this area) show some of the more important technologies, companies, and applications in computing from 1948 to 1988. This covers the period from mechanical and relay–based computers to those based on the microprocessor – a remarkable transition that occurred over only 25 years. We hope you enjoy browsing through these historical documents."

(Computer History Museum)

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1940s1950s1960s1970s1980sanalogue computerAppleApple LisaApple PCArs TechnicaAtariBBC Microbrochure • Burroughs Corporation • COBOL • CommodoreCommodore 64computercomputer historyComputer History Museum • computer revolution • David Ogilvy • device • file system • Fortranhistorical documentshistoryhistory of computingIBMIBM PC • IBM PCjr • important technologiesindustrial archaeologyindustrial designinformation ageinnovationMad Menmainframemarketing campaignmaterial culturemechanical computer • microprocessor • museumPCproduct design • relay-based computers • retrosales brochureselling the computer revolutiontechnological change • technological evolution • technological innovationtechnologytechnology companiestechnology marketingtechnophobiaTexas Instrumentstransitional technologiesUNIVAC 9000 Seriesvintage technology • Wang Laboratories • ZX Spectrum

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Simon Perkins
02 AUGUST 2012

Gender difference portrayed in vintage business equipment brochures

This collection of photos from business equipment brochures dramatically shows the extent to which our assumptions about gender roles have changed.

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1960s1970sbrochure • business equipment • business equipment brochure • business machine • business machines • computercomputer historygendergender differentiationgender politicsgender rolesgendered technologygenderisationhistoryhistory of computingIBMimage collectionmainframematerial culture • office equipment • retrosales brochureselling the computer revolutionsex sellstechnology marketing • UNIVAC • UNIVAC 9000 Seriesvintage technologywomen and technology

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Simon Perkins
12 MARCH 2012

ReBirth for iPad: the legendary Techno Micro Composer has been resurrected

"ReBirth is back! Propellerhead Software's legendary Techno Micro Composer has been resurrected and customized for the iPad. ReBirth faithfully emulates dance music's three backbone devices: The Roland TB–303 Bass synth and the Roland TR–808 and 909 drum machines. Combine these with FX units, fully featured pattern sequencers and a gorgeous–looking interface and you're ready to make killer tracks on your iPad. Share your music with friends on Facebook, Twitter and more using the built in sharing features."

(Apple Inc., 2011)

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2011app • AudioCopy • AudioPaste • computer musiccomputer simulationdance musicdrum machineelectronic instrumentsemulatorFX unitsinterface designiOS appsiPadiPad apps • iTunes App Store • killer tracks • legendarymusicmusic instrumentationmusic softwarepatternPropellerhead SoftwareReBirth (software) • ReBirth for iPad • ReBirth RB-338remediationretro • Roland 909 • Roland TB-303 Bass synth • Roland TR-808 • Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composersequencer • sharing features • simulationsoundsynthsynthesizerTB-303 • Techno Micro Composer • TR-808TR-909

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Simon Perkins
05 NOVEMBER 2009

Meneo: 8bit electropical band from Barcelona

"Los aparatos 8 bits está viviendo en los últimos años una segunda juventud tras su nacimiento en los 80's, ya que agrupaciones como Crystal Castles, Houratron y Meneo las usan de forma desenfrenada. Éstos últimos son una banda audiovisual conformada por Rigo Pex y Vj Entter, quienes se están consolidando como una de las bandas con más proyección internacional dentro de esta escena, denominada chiptune. Ambos integrantes se conocieron gracias a un anuncio que puso Rigo en un portal de anuncios: busco Vj con dotes bailarines y afición por los glitches, al cual respondió Entter: 'Hola, hago pixelart y conozco varias posturas: perrito, carretilla, etc.'"

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20098-bitanimationanthropomorphismBarcelonachiptunedigital popdildodouble entendre • electropical band • low-fi animation • Meneo • metaphormotion designmotion graphicsmusicmusic video • Papi • patternpixelartretrosexual innuendosexualitySpainvibratorvisual communicationvisual design

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Simon Perkins
03 JUNE 2009

John Whitney's Matrix III (1972)

"As visualists, the sad truth is we have a poorer sense of the history of our medium than musicians. Part of this is simply a lack of access. YouTube is a weak substitute, but it's a start. In that spirit, Karl (Format K) sends us the minimal geometric machinations of pioneering electronic graphics artist and animator John Whitney. We've previous mentioned the role of Whitney and Larry Cuba in helping the modern computer graphics industry to be born – with a little help from a movie called Star Wars. Here, you get a real sense of an artist working within the restrictions of the technology to produce something beautiful. It's a chance to recognize how we're indebted to this kind of work. While the temptation may be to replicate effects like this with more modern tools, they also illustrate how you can focus on a technique within a tool – and perhaps there's a digital equivalent of focusing on artistic limitations.

The musical score turns this into a dream collaboration, with the work of Terry Riley.

It's nice to have access to this, but boy, would I love to have an HD–quality rendition of many of these films available for download or on a high–quality medium like Blu–Ray. Any chance a modern–day Voyager would re–release seminal visualist work from decades past?"
(Peter Kirn)

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1972animationcomputer graphicscreative practicediscovery • electronic graphics • experimentation • Format K • geometryJohn Whitney • Larry Cuba • Matrix III (1972) • minimalismmotion graphicsmusical scorenarrativepioneeringpraxisretrospectacleStar Wars • Terry Riley • visual designvisualisation • visualist • YouTube

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David Gowans
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