Architecture Machine Group: Electronic Archive

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  • ©, Architecture Machine Group




    Electronic Archive



Artist Statement:

    Normally, one does two things when using a traditional archive: select specific information categories from a large, general card catalog, and; walk to slide files or book shelves to obtain detailed information.

    The Electronic Archive combines these steps, allowing one to spend less time searching for and retrieving information. The optical disk in this system contains 5,500 images of buildings divided into categories such as: location, type, date of construction, and view (interior or exterior). By touching specific words or images on a screen, the user selects specific buildings from general categories and can then immediately see that building.

Technical Information:

    Equipment: Perkin-Elmer 3230 computer Discovision optical videodisk Elographics touch-sensitive display Panasonic monitors
    Software: P1/1, on Magic 6 operating system

Affiliation of Artist When Artwork Was Created:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology