Shown September 2022–February 2024

CHM publicly presented five rare editions of Lillian Schwartz’s experimental films from the early 1970s, all with scores composed and created by F. Richard Moore. This collection of films documents an extraordinary moment in both the history of computing and art history, in which breakthrough systems for both computer music and computer animation at Bell Labs were used for an artistic collaboration that demonstrated the great range of new aesthetic possibilities.

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The Films and the Technology

Main image: A frame from Enigma from F. Richard Moore’s reel. Collection of the Computer History Museum. 102792684. 


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