gistofthegrist

one-off at the wrist

Agrippa

William Gibson’s poem played from a 3½-inch diskette on a 1992-era Mac computer running the System 7 operating system. When the diskette ran, the text of the poem scrolled up the screen (accompanied by infrequent sound effects—a camera shutter click, a gun going off—while an encryption program on the diskette encoded each line and made the poem “disappear” after its first reading. A one time only text.

On December 9, 2008, the sixteenth anniversary of the original “Transmission” event debuting Agrippa, there was an emulated run of the poem based on a bit-level copy of an original diskette loaned by collector Allan Chasanoff.

It has always interested me how data can be played back when the original recording / decoding [playback] machines no longer function

Advertisements

Single Post Navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

RunTheTube

Running the entire tube network to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK and War Child

io9

one-off at the wrist

hovercraftdoggy

A curated glimpse into a world of infinite beauty and creativity.

The Woodring Monitor

one-off at the wrist

one-off at the wrist

Jacket Mechanical

one-off at the wrist

Discovering London

one-off at the wrist

one-off at the wrist

TextOfTheDay

one-off at the wrist

%d bloggers like this: