viral attaque: moRal twiliGht by Joseph Nechvatal

BOMB 46 Winter 1994
046 Winter 1994

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46 Nechvatal Body

Joseph Nechvatal, viral attaque: moRal twiliGht, from Computer Virus Project, 1993, computer logic and laser print. Courtesy of Brooke Alexander and Saline Royale d’Arc-et-Senans.

Laurie Simmons's My Art by Judith Hudson
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Illustrator and memoirist Tamara Shopsin’s debut novel is set in TekServe, the iconic Mac repair shop of the 1990s, and is populated by geeks, celebrity cameos, and anthropomorphized machine parts.

Compass Poems by Allison Parrish
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To create her compass poems, poet and programmer Allison Parrish trained a machine learning model with two parts: one spells words based on how they sound, and the other sounds out words based on how they’re spelled.

In Praise of Drop Shadows by Christopher Page
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The computer screen conjures pictorial space, but its apparent depth is paradoxical.

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BOMB 46, Winter 1994

Featuring interviews with Haruki Murakami, Ileana Douglas, Dan Graham, Mike Leigh, Campbell McGrath, Dona Nelson, Tran Anh Hung, Julius Hemphill, Stephen Wright, Robert Schenkkan, and Lawrence Gipe.

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046 Winter 1994