Artifact Details

Title

'Y2K bug' cast sculpture

Catalog Number

102766440

Type

Physical Object

Date

1999

Manufacturer

R. D. B

Place Manufactured

Menlo Park, CA, U.S.

Dimensions

overall: 5 1/8 in x 3 in x 3 in

Description

Y2K (Compliant) Computer Bug in Clear Plastic Jar with lid including holes for breathing and silk leave for food. The cast polyester sculpture, eating a floppy disc, was made and sold by Silicon Valley artist during 1999 in anticipation of the worldwide computer havoc due to prior computer coding representing the year by only the last 2 digits.

Credit

Gift of Rob Browne

Lot Number

X8231.2017

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