What’s new in our image gallery: these punched cards from the University of New Mexico which contain a code for making art by Frederick Hammersley. Such a fantastic piece of ephemera from the very early days of computing. Hammersley describes his process in an accompanying typed page and gives some background: “an engineer at the University…invited the painting faculty to experiment with the computer in a way the computer was not intended to be used.”
Punched cards for computer art by Frederick Hammersley, 1969 Mar. 20. Frederick Hammersley papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

What’s new in our image gallery: these punched cards from the University of New Mexico which contain a code for making art by Frederick Hammersley. Such a fantastic piece of ephemera from the very early days of computing. Hammersley describes his process in an accompanying typed page and gives some background: “an engineer at the University…invited the painting faculty to experiment with the computer in a way the computer was not intended to be used.”

Punched cards for computer art by Frederick Hammersley, 1969 Mar. 20. Frederick Hammersley papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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