Barbara Nessim: Random Access Memories 400

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    Random Access Memories 400



Process Information:

    The participant is invited to produce a customized book of Barbara Nessim’s drawings by choosing one of eighteen notional flags on a Macintosh screen. Software then randomly orders a selection of fourteen drawings from a potential pool of 400 and produces a document which is laser printed and assembled by the viewer. Through random selection, each book is potentially unique. This means of self publishing is only a part of the piece. A more important aspect is the use of the computer as a repository for an extended, years long body of work which will continue to grow. “Random Access Memories 200” was exhibited at SIGGRAPH ’91.