Punched card wreath
4 x 24 x 24 in.
Wreath made from rolled up punch cards spray painted gold.
This wreath, created using computer punched cards in the 1960s, suggests how widespread punched cards were at the time. IBM defined the “IBM Card” in 1928 for its mechanical office equipment. Ironically, given that computers were supposed to reduce paper, the use of punched cards proliferated throughout the 1960s and ‘70s as the main input medium for computers as well. Cards were made by the billions until rendered obsolete by online input methods in the mid-1970s. [2012-12-20 DSPICER].
Gift of Camille Bounds