Digital Noise, after “Drawing with Code” Catalog

Earlier this week Evelyn Eastmond showed me the exhibition catalog for the De Cordova Museum’s 2011 exhibition Drawing With Code, an impressive collection of early computer-generated artwork. Printed in the format of punch cards, the catalog makes for a beautiful object in and of itself—I scanned one of the pages to add to a personal archive, and ran the page through OCR while I was at it.

The result made for some interesting digital noise: a computer’s reading of a designer’s response to an art show of early algorithmically-assisted artwork.


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