These images from Craig Reynolds’ original 1987 paper describing Boids are so Vaporwave, and so good.
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.
Playing through a bunch of old Intellivision games this summer and stumbled on Microsurgeon from 1982, where you navigate through the body and vaporize bacteria and tumors.
The amazing Seiko UC-2100 watch from 1984.
In 2nd grade, I participated in an after school mentoring program and learned some Logo. I found this gem recently, a workbook that I filled out as I wrote code. I really like the mix of printed page, code, and hand-drawn… a lot like my work now, actually.
Here’s the full workbook, if you’re interested.
Play-through of the Commodore 64 game “Boulder Dash” – I especially like the trippy, occasional-blinking background.