Book Explores The Key Role UNM Played In Computer Art

Sep 18, 2020


  Friday, 9/18, 8a: On this episode we talk about the history of Art1 with art historian and author Patrick Frank. In the late 1960s, the University of New Mexico played a key role in bringing together creativity and technology in what was then the nascent field of computer art. Now a new book from Museum of New Mexico Press offers the first in depth account of this early digital creativity -- “Sharing Code: Art1, Frederick Hammersley, and the Dawn of Computer Art.” 

Frank says it was a unique period in the evolution of digital art, and in 1968 New Mexico was the perfect place for it to happen.

 

Patrick Frank