Apple II plus emulator generated images. 2021.
Nostalgia? Dithers? Glitches? Time-travel? Named after the Applesoft BASIC graphic commands GR and HGR.
These works were created using an Apple II plus emulator – the machine I first created graphic images, back in the 1980s. They highlight that machine’s idiosyncratic graphics, which could introduce new colors or do sub-pixel positioning shifts. The works are a nostalgic look back to an earlier era of creative computing. And they ask, will creative works made with contemporary technologies – such as AI, NFTs and quantum computing – look as technologically dated to future eyes? And does creative computing always suggest a form of time travel, whether a nostalgia for an earlier era, or a contemplation for when today’s technology becomes commonplace or obsolete?