JACQUARD LOOM

Around 1800, JM Jacquard invented a loom that was automatically controlled by punched paper cards. The Loom was used to weave intrincate figurative images, including Jacquard´s portrait. Thus, a programmed machine was already synthesizing images. That somehow it was the first vestige of computational machinery that is known.

The idea arise in this point where computation and image converge, suggesting a new paradigma in this space-time relation. Using the Jacquard´s loom to weave the most popular messages in the Graphic User Interface history. Screenshots from different operation systems like Commodore Amiga, Apple, Linux or Windows, Finalizing with Warhol´s images done in 1985 using Commodore Amiga.

 

 

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APPLE II Desktop.

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Image[4].COMMODORE AMIGA Desktop .

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Image[1] About this Mac Message (1999).

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Image[2] Logon Message.

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Image[3] Wait Lissa Office System (1983).

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Image[4] Gnome, About GUI.

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Image[5] Windows 98 Shutting Down

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Microsoft MS-Dos Executive(1983).

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Photographer: Andreas Seeliger, Dresden. Exhibition place and exhibition: Motorenhalle, Dresden, exhibition: DIGITAL_ANALOG.INDIFFERENCE Curated by Denise Ackermann, Frank Eckhardt, Zuzana Musilová. Artists  !Mediengruppe Bitnik,  Aram Bartholl, Carla Chan, Electroboutique, Alexei Shulgin & Aristarkh Chernyshev, Stéphane Degoutin & Gwenola Wagon,  Magali Desbazeille, Constant Dullaart, Ornella Fieres, Matthias Fritsch, Hanna Haaslahti, Michal Kohút, Steffen Koritsch, Marc Lee, Rosa Menkman, Jakub Nepraš, Penelope Umbrico, Anne-Theresa Wittmann.

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Relative Works:

Beryl korot
Phillip Stearns. Fragmented-memory.
Melissa Barron.