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Computer paintings 4


IBM 370 mod. 168, West germany 1973

What is funny in this picture shot on 1973, is to see how much the scene, the computer, the hairdress and clothes of the characters are so outdated. On the other hands, the light and the object are bringing a kind of ireal and quite fictionous atmosphere:
People who are not informed about computer history, in front of this picture, they would never think, they're facing a real scene with real objects, but they would think they're facing a kind of fictionous picture from a Science Fiction comic or novel.
When history is becoming a fiction, and it seems to be specific to computer history.
I guess that it may be the same when we are talking about "net art history" when today it has gotten the same statu of these old computers.

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