Lost digital Warhols Art Rediscovered in an old Floppy Disk
Apr 25, 2014 11:23
Andy Warhol may be from an era when computers were only beginning to take shape, but that didn't mean he wasn't going to use it. For art! Warhol was filmed creating art on a then powerful Amiga 1000 computer. He saved it all on floppy disks at the time. Now those floppy disks were rediscovered.
Artist Cory Arcangel discovered a YouTube video depicting the Amiga's debut and after some digging through the Pittsburgh's Warhol museum, he found the disks. But there are no computers that use floppy disks these days!
He had to use Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Club's help to access the data. The result: some really beautiful uncovered digital art.
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