Artifact Details

Title

Mona by the Numbers

Catalog Number

X1028.90

Type

Physical object

Date

1965

Designer

Peterson, H. Phillip

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number Mona

Dimensions

48 x 31 1/4 x 1 in.

Description

This all-digital representation of the Mona Lisa was created in 1964 using a Control Data 3200 computer. It took some 14 hours to print on a diazo printing machine and was a popular wall hanging in computer centers, as were portraits of 'Snoopy' and somewhat more revealing portraits of women in the male-dominated world of 1960s computing.

Category

Ephemera: other

Credit

Gift of Henry S. Forrest

Lot Number

X1028.90

Related Records

500000007 The Digital Mona Lisa fact sheet