#8 : 8-Bit Nostalgia
Chris Arnold & David Wright
Sebastian Bartlett Fernandez
Wreckage of the Infinite
Nanna Debois Buhl
Pattern Machines (Anni Albers I)
Pattern Machines (Anni Albers II)
Pattern Machines (Weaving The Word)
Angela Chang & Kay Savetz
Spencer Chang & Kelsey Chen
Colorless Green Ideas
Tears in Bits
Jan de Weille
A bit too far
Katy Ilonka Gero
Precision Machine Design
8-Fold BEFLIX Circle Dot Cyclops
Marina Mac Cord
Helen Shewolfe Tseng
A Compass of Lunar Trigrams
isn’t just for games! It’s a fully functioning home computer that will make you more productive and help your kids learn. But it has great games, too, such as an
arthropod arcade shooter
addictive slot machine,
in addition to one that
lets you chomp out a poem.
There are amazing graphics, with
a great deal of character
and the ability to
rain vibrant colors.
In different modes,
shower expandable symbols
cascade a poetic phrase.
the BASIC programming language
is available right when you power the system up. You might not expect this from an eight-bit machine, but
supports the web!
are bytes, which are made of bits, and you can see how these
represent your own text,
or find they
encode a story that you can reveal,
or get a feel for the way they manifest themselves
materially on paper tape.
Sometimes those bytes get
too far out of their comfort zone.
wake up and change.
Your cutting-edge CPU will be able to run radially arranged poems that
phases of the moon
concerns about the earth.
And there is support for weaving! A trio of works entwine
as well as two types of patterns inspired by Anni Albers:
phrases from her writing
visual threads of characters.
Extending into the next dimension is a
recursive, fractal weave of words.
A radiant story of
an early computing encounter
shuttles out a line at a time. And while
doesn’t have a built-in four-year lifespan, it is still
programmed to terminally soliloquize.
Each of the poems in
is licensed as
free software for you to use, study, modify, and share
however you like.
Poems here were made with computers in mind. Several, but not all, will work on phones.