Tag Archives: 1964

Teletype list equipment for operation MOONBOUNCE (1964) / St. Joe’s High School 

The IBM 29 Card Punch (also called the 029 or Type 029 Key Punch or Keypunch), introduced about 1964 to coincide with the introduction of the IBM 360, via.

Slogans of the Free Speech Movement in IBMs punchcards, 1964 (University of California)


“I am a student at the University of California. Please do not fold, spindle or mutilate me.”


Untitled by Mats G. Bengtsson (1964)


Mona By The Numbers

Probably the earliest example of computer-generated text art, put together in 1964 by H. Philip Peterson:
In 1964, H. Philip Peterson of Control Data Corporation (CDC) used a CDC 3200 computer and a “flying-spot” scanner to create a digital representation of the Mona Lisa. The image contained 100,000 pixels that were plotted using numerals, sometimes overprinted, to approximate the required density and took 14 hours to complete.

Similar digital images of popular art, cartoon characters, and even nudes adorned the walls of corporate offices, labs, and computer centers throughout the 1960s.

You can find out more about the ‘Digital Mona Lisa’ here, and there is an online viewer for closer inspection here

Dom Sylvester Houédard, sonic water, 1964. (Published in Typewriter Art, 1975)

American Wildlife, a mosaic mural in the lobby of the new Cincinnati Federal Building. Made by Charley Harper in 1964.