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.