Computer Art from Before You Were Born

Rhizome old-timers will know Joseph Nechvatal, but those who don't should consider researching his work. Nechvatal was a Rhizome regional editor for many years, is based in Paris and New York, and has been making art with computers and writing about technoart since the 80s. Animations, essays, and images of paintings can be accessed on his website, and I recommend Joe Lewis' essay (reprinted from Art in America) on Nechvatal's show at Universal Concepts Unlimited for an overview of recent projects, and Carlo McCormick's review from Artforum in 1988 for a broader history. -- Rachel Greene