More progress! The computer charges itself via human body heat, using a 3D-printed heatsink/shell. The circuit board, containing the computer and charging circuit, sits above.
These images from Craig Reynolds’ original 1987 paper describing Boids are so Vaporwave, and so good.
Some progress creating generative heatsinks – better mutated tube generation with Peter Lager’s shapes3D library (thanks!) and some nicer rendering within Processing.
In the mid-80s, the British TV show “Database” would broadcast software via audio over their end credits. Viewers could hold a mic up to the TV to capture it.
Down a punch-card rabbit hole today: not much info about this, but appears to be a Japanese-made toy loom that uses punch-cards to program patterns.
A WWII-era patch for a US Navy punch-card officer. A gift from Grace Hopper to the Smithsonian.
An “image dissector tube” from the Farnsworth Pickup Camera, 1936. Via archive.org.
A lovely drawing of three different lampreys: the sea lamprey, lampern, and Planer’s lamprey. Drawing by Alexander Francis Lydon, 1878.