Digital Image, in Nashville, Tennessee, installed the first Genigraphics system in that part of the country in 1982. The company, which used the system to produce boardroom presentations for Fortune 1000 companies, generously permitted its Computer Graphic Artists to use the system during off hours to produce art slides. I curated Terminal Art, the first show of this new art medium and the precursor of today's digital art.
At that time, nine years ago, personal computers were expensive little toys used for spreadsheets and desktop publishing.
This year, 1995, my Micron Pentium graphics system cost about 1% of the price of a Genigraphics computer. It works with a pallette of 16.7 million colors and outputs at resolutions up to 8000 lines or 2400 dpi. Raster-based images are stored on 3.5-inch diskettes or 135-megabyte removable hard disks.
Terminal Art: A Retrospective presents the original images from the 1986 installation. Each image has been scanned into my current system and received a new treatment using the current technology. You may visit the galleries listed below. Click on any image to see the 1995 version.
Galleries: [Homage to Magritte] [Electronic Mask Series]
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