February 27, 2014   220 notes
dadoranonimo:

inneroptics:
Ernestine Ruben

dadoranonimo:

inneroptics:

Ernestine Ruben

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February 25, 2014   270 notes

smithsonianlibraries:

February 17, 2014   60 notes
berndwuersching:

Hossein ValamaneshThe lover circles his own heart, 1993silk, electric motor

berndwuersching:

Hossein Valamanesh
The lover circles his own heart, 1993
silk, electric motor

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February 16, 2014
February 16, 2014
February 16, 2014   76 notes
rudygodinez:

Unknown Photographer, Plane of Magnetic Cores, (1948)
 “Prior to the invention of magnetic cores, the structurally programmable Whirlwind computer, in the late 1940’s , was driven by a great number of vacuum tubes for storing software and switching the on/off electrical circuits to carry out it’s processing. But tubes were slow and had a high failure rate – the 1946 ENIAC digital computer at the University of Pennsylvania had 17,000 tubes, one failing every two days on average, with each failure generally taking 15 minutes to locate So Whirlwinds creators soon replaced it’s memory tubes with small components made of ferromagnetic material. In this magnetic core memory, the computer interprets each core as 0 (unused memory) or 1 (used) depending on which direction the core was magnetized.”
 - From A Second Modernism, MIT, Architecture, and the “Techno-Social Moment

rudygodinez:

Unknown Photographer, Plane of Magnetic Cores, (1948)

 “Prior to the invention of magnetic cores, the structurally programmable Whirlwind computer, in the late 1940’s , was driven by a great number of vacuum tubes for storing software and switching the on/off electrical circuits to carry out it’s processing. But tubes were slow and had a high failure rate – the 1946 ENIAC digital computer at the University of Pennsylvania had 17,000 tubes, one failing every two days on average, with each failure generally taking 15 minutes to locate So Whirlwinds creators soon replaced it’s memory tubes with small components made of ferromagnetic material. In this magnetic core memory, the computer interprets each core as 0 (unused memory) or 1 (used) depending on which direction the core was magnetized.”

 - From A Second Modernism, MIT, Architecture, and the “Techno-Social Moment

February 16, 2014   103 notes
blushingcheekymonkey:

jean tinguely - working with meta-matic no. 17 on the champs-elysees, paris (1959)

blushingcheekymonkey:

jean tinguely - working with meta-matic no. 17 on the champs-elysees, paris (1959)

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February 2, 2014
February 2, 2014   811 notes
ratak-monodosico:

“Black, Red and Black”, 1968, Mark Rothko.

ratak-monodosico:

Black, Red and Black”, 1968, Mark Rothko.

February 2, 2014   51,914 notes

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