Artifact Details

Title

Mona by the Numbers

Catalog Number

X1642.99A

Type

Physical object

Date

1965

Designer

Peterson, H. Phillip

Manufacturer

California Computer Products, Inc. (CalComp)

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Deprecated CHM identification number 102704072 Object erroneously cataloged twice.

Dimensions

overall: 129 cm x 80 cm

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. A photocopy of the fact sheet (X1642.99B) appears in the acquisition file.

Category

Poster

Credit

Gift of Vicki Cooper

Lot Number

X1642.99
 

Related Records

500000007 The Digital Mona Lisa fact sheet