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Hardcover Peripheral Vision: Bell Labs, the S-C 4020, and the Origins of Computer Art Book

ISBN: 0262029529

ISBN13: 9780262029520

Peripheral Vision: Bell Labs, the S-C 4020, and the Origins of Computer Art

(Part of the Platform Studies Series)

How the S-C 4020--a mainframe peripheral intended to produce scientific visualizations--shaped a series of early computer art projects that emerged from Bell Labs. In 1959, the electronics manufacturer Stromberg-Carlson produced the S-C 4020, a device that allowed mainframe computers to present and preserve images. In the mainframe era, the output of text and image was quite literally peripheral; the S-C 4020--a strange and elaborate apparatus, with...

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