The idiosyncratic and surprising ways computer hobbyists in Czechoslovakia challenged the power of the oppressive political regime and harnessed early microcomputer technology for both entertainment and activism.
Through the history of cartography, surveillance, and reconnaissance runs a long tale of instrumentalization, a history of calculable images primed for machine-readability.
Did computers learn to see by modernity’s most highly evolved technologies of vision, or, as Alexander Galloway argues, from sculpture?
There is less attention to new opportunities and new theoretical challenges for live practices within the documentary sphere. This thesis argues for a fuller conceptualization of Live Documentary practice.
The computer’s creative involvement in the visual and literary arts is the topic of this discussion, held on the occasion of the Drawing with Code exhibit.