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Compaq nk 7000 laptop computer manufactured by Hewlett Packard [...]
  • Simon Starling
  • Compaq nk 7000 laptop computer manufactured by Hewlett Packard [...], 2008

  • part of ›Three Birds, Seven Stories, Interpolations and Bifurcations‹
  • Marble and platinum/palladium print
  • Acquired in 2008 with support of the Ernst und Elly Henke-Stiftung, Essen
  • Inv. P 306/21
  • CommentaryASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) was originally developed for teleprinters and was only later adopted by computer programmers in the 1960s. A teleprinter translated the input from a typewriter keyboard into a series of coded electric impulses, which were then transmitted to a receiving system, which decoded the pulses and printed the message onto a paper tape or other medium. Teleprinters were introduced in the 1920s and were widely used until the 1980s (Telex being the most popular system), when they were gradually replaced by fax and computer networks. ASCII code was itself an extension of an earlier code invented by Jean-
    Maurice-Emile Baudot in 1874. In Baudot code, each letter is represented by a five-unit combination of current-on or current-off signals of equal duration. ASCII code extended Baudot code by using eight-unit combinations (that is, eight bits or one byte) to represent 256 different symbols. Baudot code was itself an improvement on Morse code invented for early telegraph systems in the 1830s.
  • Provenance2008, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin
  • Obj_Id: 31,215
  • Obj_Internet_S: ja
  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):Painting, Sculpture, Media Art
  • Obj_SpareNField01_N (Verantw): 188
  • Obj_Creditline_S: Musuem Folkwang, Essen, Skulpturensammlung
  • Obj_Title1_S: Compaq nk 7000 laptop computer manufactured by Hewlett Packard [...]
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  • Obj_PartDescription_S (Titelerg): part of ›Three Birds, Seven Stories, Interpolations and Bifurcations‹
  • Obj_SpareMField01_M (Alle Titel): Compaq nk 7000 laptop computer manufactured by Hewlett Packard [...] part of ›Three Birds, Seven Stories, Interpolations and Bifurcations‹ Compaq nk 7000 laptop computer manufactured by Hewlett Packard [...] Compaq nk 7000 Laptop Computer, hergestellt von Hewlett Packard in China, Thailand, Malaysia und Taiwan (2001), enthält eine 800 Megabyte-Datei eines 3D-Scans des Rohschnittblocks aus schwarzem belgischen Marmor, erstellt mit einem Scantech 3D-Scanner, im ASCII-Format abgespeichert Compaq nk 7000 laptop computer manufactured by Hewlett Packard in China, Thailand, Malaysia and Taiwan (2001) containing a 800 megabyte file of a 3D scan from a rough-cut block of Belgian black marble generated with a Scantech 3D scanner and stored in ASCII format
    aus der Installation: Three Birds, Seven Stories, Interpolations and Bifurcations
  • Obj_Dating_S: 2008
  • Jahr von: 2,008
  • Jahr bis: 2,008
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: P 306/21
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: P 306/21
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Photography
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  • Obj_Material_S: Marble and platinum/palladium print
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  • Obj_SpareSField01_S (Mat./Tech.): Marble and platinum/palladium print
  • Obj_AccNote_S (Erwerb): Acquired in 2008 with support of the Ernst und Elly Henke-Stiftung, Essen
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © Simon Starling, 2010
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2008, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin