Weird Frontiers: Computer Art Of The 1950s And 60s

A Slovakian site has a large collection of the earliest art made via computer by people like John Whitney (below). If these works still seem hypnotic today, imagine what it was like seeing them for the first time fifty years ago. The development of computer art dovetails nicely with the rise of LSD.

4 Comments on "Weird Frontiers: Computer Art Of The 1950s And 60s"

  1. Anonymous | May 25, 2010 at 5:33 pm |

    The link isn’t working for me.

    I have an LP from the mid-60s entitled “Electronic Music.” It’s really wild stuff, heavily experimental; nothing that a normal person would call music. Even early W. Carlos is totally bizarre.

  2. The link isn't working for me.

    I have an LP from the mid-60s entitled “Electronic Music.” It's really wild stuff, heavily experimental; nothing that a normal person would call music. Even early W. Carlos is totally bizarre.

  3. This is awesome Jacob, thanks!

  4. This is awesome Jacob, thanks!

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